International Children's Book Day 2005 is celebrated today--April 2.
Since 1967, on or around Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, 2 April, International Children's Book Day (ICBD) is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children's books.
Each year a different section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY)
is the international sponsor. This year--2005--the sponsor is India.
"The books are our magic eyes. They offer us knowledge and information and they guide us through difficulties and gnarled paths of life". That is the conclusion of this year's message, written by Manorama Jafa, one of the most important writers of children's book in India. This years's poster, inspired by Indian mythology, was designed by Jagdish Joshi.