Each year a different National Section of IBBY has the opportunity to be the international sponsor of ICBD. It decides upon a theme and invites a prominent author from the host country to write a message to the children of the world and a well-known illustrator to design a poster.
"In a book, the small is always big, instantly, not just upon reaching adulthood. A book is a mystery in which something unsought can be found, or something beyond one’s reach. That which readers of a certain age cannot grasp with their minds remains in their awareness as an imprint and continues to act even if not thoroughly understood. " Inese Zandere, message 2018 (excerpt)
My usual readers know that I write about Children's Books Day every year! I am a huge lover of books and reading in school curriculum. If you read my blog for students in Portuguese and French, you will find numerous posts about books and reading.
As teachers, we have an ubiquitous responsibility encouraging the love of reading into our students by enhancing this magical skill.
Children feel when we love books and when we include a new book into a lesson by the way we are reading aloud.
Invite your students to have one book to this day and let them read to you and their classmates.
You will see the happiness in their eyes. Even those who said 'I don't like to read!' You'll be surprised.
By reading, students will improve reading skills, vocabulary, and of course their love for books.
"The great is revealed in the small and we model it in children's books. A book is a mystery in which something unsought can be found, or something beyond one’s reach. A children's book signifies respect for the greatness of the small."
These special days always cause a huge enthusiasm of children and young people to read. Let's keep it every day!