International Children's Book Day 2022
March 25 until April 2, celebrate International Children’s Book Day 2022 with author readings, family storytimes and more.
About ICBD and IBBY
Every year, International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) is celebrated on April 2, Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children’s books.
The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), an international, non-profit organization has been sponsoring International Children's Book Day since 1967.
About ICBD 2022
IBBY Canada is delighted to be the official sponsor of International Children’s Book Day 2022, selecting a theme and designing a poster for IBBY sections around the world to use to promote books and reading.
The 2022 theme is Stories are wings that help you soar every day, written by celebrated author Richard Van Camp (Tłı ̨chǫ) and affectingly illustrated by acclaimed artist Julie Flett (Cree/Métis).
This theme beautifully captures the power of children’s books to expand horizons, ignite the imagination and build understanding.
Read a message from Richard Van Camp to the children of the world on International Children’s Book Day 2022:
ICBD 2022 Poster
From March 25 until April 2, we're hosting a series of family-friendly events, both in person and online, to inspire a love of reading in your children.
Watch the Videos
Missed the ICBY 2022 launch event? Watch the replay, including a conversation between special guests Kaumātua Ben Brown and EPL Elder in Residence Jo-Anne Saddleback and one-of-a-kind children's storytime featuring exceptional Indigenous picture books.
ICBD Activity Kit
Download printable templates for a fortune teller and a bookmaking activity based on the 2022 theme. Learn how to make bannock, opens a new window, a staple quick bread made by some Indigenous peoples of Canada.
ICBD 2022: For Parents
How to Choose Indigenous Books for Children
10 Tips to Help Your Kids Learn to Read
The Importance of Representation in Children's Books
How EPL Helps You Find Books
EPL has many recommending resources and services to save families time and help get the right book into a child’s hands.
Here are three ways to find your next favourite book: