International Children's Book Day is celebrated every year on April 2, which is also Hans Christian Andersen's birthday. It is a special day where we celebrate children's books and encourage children to read. We have lots of fantastic books from all over the world in our libraries, in lots of different forms.
Here are some ideas of ways that you could celebrate International Children's Book Day:
- Visit one of our libraries and take home a huge stack of books, or attend a Babytime or Storytime.
- Borrow an ebook from our collection. You can borrow ebooks anywhere, anytime.
- Watch and listen to an animated story on TumbleBook Library.
- Check out our booklists to find some great new books and authors to try.
- Take some interactive reader quizzes to find some new reads.
- Dress up as your favourite book character.
- Play games with all your favourite book characters including Harry Potter, Dirty Bertie, Young Bond and the Rainbow Magic Fairies on the World Book Day website.
- Have a 'Big Book Breakfast' at your school - meet at school to share breakfast and books.
- Try the children's book quizzes on the Guardian Children's Books website. How well do you know Jacqueline Wilson, Hunger Games or Harry Potter?