IBBY Canada has been selected as the official sponsor of International Children’s Book Day 2022!

Every year, on or around Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday (April 2), International Children’s Book Day is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children’s books. IBBY International has been sponsoring the event since 1967.

The theme for International Children’s Book Day 2022 is Stories are wings that help you soar every day, written by celebrated author Richard Van Camp. This idea captures the power of children’s books to expand horizons, ignite the imagination and build understanding. It is featured on a poster IBBY Canada has produced, in collaboration with Van Camp and illustrator Julie Flett, for IBBY sections around the world to use to promote books and reading.

IBBY Canada is grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with Richard Van Camp, a Tłıc̨hǫ writer from Fort Smith, NWT and the award-winning author of 26 books, as well as the acclaimed Julie Flett. Flett is a Cree-Métis author and illustrator who has been honoured with the Governor General’s Literary Award, the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence, and the American Indian Library Association Award.

Together, Van Camp and Flett have a combined 16 books featured in IBBY Canada’s Indigenous Picture Book Collection, including Little You (Orca Book Publishers). We are delighted to bring their talents together in celebration of International Children’s Book Day.

 “Reading lets you see our world in a new way and it invites you into worlds you never want to leave.” — Richard Van Camp’

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