International Children's Book Day is celebrated around the world to inspire a love of reading and draw attention to the wide and and wonderful variety of children's books. This annual celebration is sponsored by the International Board of Books for Youth (IBBY), a network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together.
This year the Lithuanian chapter of IBBY suggests that "Books Help Us to Slow Down" in a world that is often moving at break-neck speed. " In books, things happen quietly and in a precisely arranged order. Maybe because their pages are numbered, maybe because the pages rustle gently and soothingly as you leaf through them. In books, events of the past calmly meet events that are yet to come."
So settle in with a good book -- and not just on April 2. Make every day Book Day!