International Children's Book Day is celebrated every year on 2 April, 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 fantastic books from all over the world in our libraries, in lots of different forms.
Celebrate International Children's Book Day
Here are some ways you can celebrate International Children's Book Day with your library:
- Visit one of our libraries and take home a huge stack of books, DVDs, magazines.
- Hop along to Wā Pēpi - Babytimes or Wā Kōrero - Storytimes.
- Play Fun for kids These are the websites and games for fun and learning that we link to on the kids' computers at your local library.
- Browse the latest new books, DVDs, and audiobooks for kids.
- Borrow eBooks from our collection. You can borrow eBooks anywhere, anytime.
- Subscribe to newsletters Kids and Picture Books.
- TumbleBook Library. Watch and listen to an animated story on
- Watch a story on Story Box Library
- Read our interviews New Zealand Children's Author interviews. The latest is with local Christchurch writer Swapna Haddow.
- Check our booklists to find some books and authors. The latest Picture books: Islam and empathy features stories for young children with Muslim characters, and books about equality, empathy and tolerance.