International Children’s bOOk Day

Happy day, happy children … and today, well today 2nd of April we celebrate International Children’s Book Day (ICBD)! Happy day for ALL OF US! This day is celebrated to inspire the love of reading and to call attention to children’s books. We all are smaller or bigger kids underneath, so we might as well join the younger population and feel the magic of this day.

ICBD is a yearly event sponsored by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), an international non-profit organization. Each year a different national Section of IBBY has the opportunity to be the international sponsor of ICBD. It decides about the 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.

Maybe this year’s message or the past ones will click some creative thoughts in your mind:

2015 – Many Cultures One Story …

“We speak many languages and come from different backgrounds, Yet we share the same stories”

International stories… folklore stories

It’s the same story told to us allInternational-children's-book-day-lifepopper-event-mainstream-1

In different voices

In different colors

Yet it remains unchanged…

Beginning…

Plot…

And End…

It is the same story we all know & love

We all heard it

In different versions by different voices

Yet it is always the same

There is a hero… a princess… & a villain

No matter their language Their names

Or their faces

It is always the same Beginning,

Plot

And Ending

Always that hero…that princess and that villain

Unchanged through centuries

They keep us company

They whisper to us in our dreams

They lull us to sleep

Their voices long gone

But they live in our hearts forever

For they bring us together in a land of mystery and imagination

So that all different cultures melt into One Story

written by: Marwa Al Aqroubi 

2014 – Imagine Nations through a story …    2013 - Bookjoy around the World …

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2012 - Once upon a time, there was a story that the whole world told

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