Salt Lake City Celebrates ICBD

SLCPL displayIt’s never to early to think about how we can celebrate the next International Children’s Book Day  in 2015!

Celebrating ICBD can be as simple as making a display that catches the attention of parents and children browsing in your library. Robyn Green of the Salt Lake City Public Library created this display called “Global Connections.”

Utah USBBY Representative Lauren Aimonette Liang teaches an International Children’s Literature undergraduate class at the University of Utah. In that class, she revisited the authors each student had chosen to study for their Hans Christian Andersen Award author studies (done the previous month) by going around the room and stating the title and general plot of the favorite book they had read by the author they had studied.



Celebrating ICBD All Year Round…

International Book Day display at Northport Library

It’s easy to celebrate International Children’s Book Day throughout the year by incorporating international children’s books in your storytimes, read alouds, and reader’s advisory, and by making displays like the one pictured here, courtesy of the Northport-East Northport Library.

Need international book suggestions? Check out the Resources page for the current Outstanding International Books list and the ALSC Quicklist inspired by 2013’s theme “Bookjoy Around the World.”

Bookshelf Collage

Name: Doris Gebel

Institution: Northport-East Northport Public Library

Title of proposed program: Bookshelf Collage

Audience: Children you know

Books used:
Books that children own

Materials needed:
Photographs of Children’s Book Shelves

Brief outline of program or event:
Ask the children you work with to bring in a picture of their bookshelf to create a collage to hang in your classroom or library. Paper Tigers took this idea one step further and invited children from around the world to post pictures on their blog and called the project Around the World in 100 Book Shelves. Check it out

Notable Books for a Global Society Award Winners


Name: Karen Hildebrand

Institution: Ohio Library and Reading Consultant

Title of proposed program: Notable Books for a Global Society Award Winners

Audience: Children, Teachers, Parents

Books used:
Any or all of the award winners from 2012 or previous years of the Notable Books for a Global Society.

Materials needed:
Gather the lists from the website. Colored paper for making bookmarks or booklists. Paper purchased from teacher supply stores or catalogs in the shape of a globe are ideal.

Brief outline of program or event:
Have the display in a school or public library for children, teachers and parents to browse. Book talking these books to a staff meeting, professional development meeting or parent evening in the public library would give greater insight and hands-on experience with these excellent award-winning titles. Teachers and librarians can also book talk these titles in individual classrooms.