Today marks another birthday for me. It also, quite appropriately, happens to be International Children’s Book Day. From the International Board on Books for Young People website:
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.
So really, I was destined to be born on April 2nd, right?
I’ll be celebrating with family and friends this weekend, but you all are invited in on the fun, too.
In honor of my birthday and International Children’s Book Day, I have gift for you. I’m offering the chance to win your choice of one of the following two books. Both these books are favorites of mine, and also happen to have been honored in a very important year:
Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg (1982 Caldecott Honor Book)
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary (1982 Newbery Honor Book)
I’m going to keep this super simple. Leave a comment sharing your own favorite children’s book (can be classic or modern!). That’s it! Because I’ll be away from the computer for much of the weekend, I’ll leave comments open till 10:00pm EST on Sunday, April 3rd. The winner will be announced on Monday.
Enjoy the party!