Celebrate International Children’s Book Day on April 2nd

Saturday, April 2, 2011 is International Children’s Book Day! Celebrated annually since 1967 on or around the birthday of Hans Christian Andersen, ICBD is facilitated by IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) and celebrated worldwide to inspire a love of reading amongst children and adults alike. This year’s international sponsor is IBBY Estonia and the theme is ‘The Book Remembers’, a reminder that books can be invaluable sources of history: The book remembers the time in which it was written. In honour of International Children’s Book Day and to celebrate this year’s theme, the Canadian Children’s Book Centre has put together a list of Canadian children’s books which are evocative of life in Canada throughout history.

Take a look at the list here. IBBY Canada vice-president Susane Duchesne has compiled a list of French books on the same theme. You can view her list of French books here.