International Children’s Book Day: 2 April 2007

So have you got your International Children’s Book Day poster yet?

Schools and libraries throughout New Zealand will be celebrating International Children’s Book Day with a mini festival of displays, events and a flurry of readings, all leading up to the 2nd April, - Hans Christian Andersen's birthday (happy 202 yrs Hans.)

For many of these celebrations the centerpiece will be a (not so little) ripper of a poster, that’s illustrated by our own Zak Waipara on the theme of Stories Ring the World.

But wait there’s more. The poster is also accompanied by a booklet containing a Message to the Children of the World by Margaret Mahy.
For more information visit the Storylines website to order poster sets (there’s a small cost to cover P&P), and also gather ideas, and download teachers’ resources.
International Children’s Book Day is being hosted by the New Zealand Section of IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) under the capable auspices of the Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust of New Zealand.

By Maxine Ramsay

Maxine Ramsay is a facilitator (National Capability) with Services to Schools.

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