Today is International Children’s Book Day, and to celebrate it, Bahamas Academy's Reading Department had an online reading session with it's Elementary students. Stories were read by Mrs. Lynn Smith, Tameka Fawks and Tamara Dixon.
Stories included The Letter, read by Mrs. Fawks. Someone should have taught him, and I'll be back, read by Mrs. Smith. The poem, No sleep for sheep was read by Mrs. Dixon. Click on the name of the story or poem to listen to them.
Since 1967, on or around Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, 2 April, International Children's Book Day (ICBD) is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children's books.
Each year a different National Section of IBBY has the opportunity to be the international sponsor of ICBD. It decides upon a theme and invites a prominent author from the host country to write a message to the children of the world and a well-known illustrator to design a poster. These materials are used in different ways to promote books and reading. Many IBBY Sections promote ICBD through the media and organize activities in schools and public libraries. Often ICBD is linked to celebrations around children's books and other special events that may include encounters with authors and illustrators, writing competitions or announcements of book awards.
IBBY Slovenia is the sponsor for International Children's Book Day.