International Children's Book Day Worksheets
All About These 15 Worksheets
This series of 15 worksheets is an engaging and educational resource designed to celebrate the joy of reading and promote literacy among students. These worksheets provide an opportunity for them to explore the world of children’s literature, authors, and the power of storytelling. By accomplishing a variety of activities, students will deepen their love for reading, develop critical thinking skills, and expand their imagination. Through these worksheets, students will:
- Learn all about the history of International Children’s Book Day and understand its purpose and significance;
- Conduct their own research on Hans Christian Anderson;
- Express their own thoughts and reflections on the year’s theme for the annual event;
- Showcase their creativity by thinking of ways to inspire a love for reading for young people if they were to be an author or an illustrator;
- Explore the themes of ICBD in the past;
- And discuss their favorite stories, characters, and authors.
This series provides an engaging and educational resource for students to celebrate the joy of reading and explore the world of children’s literature. Through activities encompassing favorite books, author exploration, story analysis, creative design, and more, students will deepen their love for reading, develop critical thinking skills, and foster creativity. Overall, these worksheets promote literacy, imagination, and a lifelong appreciation for the power of storytelling among students.
What is International Children’s Book Day?
International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) is an annual event celebrated worldwide to promote and encourage reading among children and to highlight the importance of children’s literature. The event is observed on or around April 2, which is the birthday of the renowned Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, who is famous for his classic fairy tales such as “The Little Mermaid,” “The Ugly Duckling,” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”
Established in 1967, International Children’s Book Day is organized by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), an international non-profit organization dedicated to promoting children’s literature and fostering a love for reading among children and young people. Each year, a different IBBY National Section (member country) is chosen as the host, and the host country is responsible for selecting a theme and creating a poster and other promotional materials related to that theme.
The primary goal of International Children’s Book Day is to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children’s books, which play a crucial role in shaping young minds, fostering creativity, and promoting empathy, cultural understanding, and tolerance. During the event, various activities are organized, such as book readings, author visits, storytelling sessions, writing workshops, and book donation drives, to engage children and their families, schools, and communities in the joy of reading and the appreciation of children’s literature from around the world.