Monday, April 2, 2012

International Children’s Book Day


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"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." ~ Frederick Douglass


By Akindman

International Children's Book Day encourages reading, and promotes the love of books for children. The best and fastest way to develop our young children into intelligent human beings is by teaching them to read. Instilling a love of reading promotes a lifetime of learning and enjoyment.

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"Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read." — Marilyn Jager Adams


International Children's Book Day is a yearly event sponsored by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), an international non-profit organization. Founded in 1967, the day is observed on or around Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, April 2. Activities include writing competitions, announcements of book awards and events with authors of children's literature.

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 "The things I want to know are in books. My best friend is the man who'll get me a book I [haven't] read." — Abraham Lincoln
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 "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go." — Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!"
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 "Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." — Emilie Buchwald

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"Indeed, learning to write may be a part of learning to read. For all I know, writing comes out of a superior devotion to reading." — Eudora Welty

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 "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." — J. K. Rowling

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"So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray, Go throw your TV set away, And in its place you can install, A lovely bookshelf on the wall." — Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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"I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library." — Jorge Luis Borges


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