International Children's Book Day – 2 April

Painting of a small boy climbing in a tree of books, from the International Children's Book Day 2010 poster

Since 1967, on or around Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, 2 April, International Children's Book Day has been celebrated all over the world, aiming to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children's books.

The celebratory day is co-ordinated by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), a non-profit organisation dedicated to bringing children and books together. Activities include writing competitions, announcements of book awards and events with authors of children's literature.


International Board on Books for Young People - International Children's Book Day

International Children's Book Day is run by the International Board on Books for Young People, a non-profit organisation committed to bringing books and children together.

Scotland's Stories

In the Scotland's Stories website are magical tales of selkies and stoor worms, faerie queens, trows, ancient hags, saints and kings, told by storytellers on film and in recordings.

Literacy: Resources

Resources related to literacy, designed to help staff with implementing the experiences and outcomes of Curriculum for Excellence.

Books for All Scotland and Books for All Database

The Books for All project and database aims to support local authorities, teachers and other practitioners with the provision of adapted learning materials in accessible, alternative formats, for pupils who have difficulties reading ordinary printed books.

Book Trust - Resources for schools

Educational resources to access online and download from the Book Trust website.

Resource calendar

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