Stories Ring the World
International Children’s Book Day, 2 April 2007
In 2007 New Zealand is the host country of International Children’s Book Day, a worldwide annual event marking Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday.
Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust, as a member of IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People), is organising a three-day mini-festival from 31 March to 2 April 2007 to celebrate the event. Activities include:
The International Children’s Book Day poster, illustrated by Auckland author/illustrator Zak Waipara and featuring a “Message to the Children of the World” written by Margaret Mahy (order poster at www.storylines.org.nz)
Publication of an exciting new anthology called Out of The Deep and other stories from New Zealand and the Pacific (Reed Publishing/Storylines)
The opportunity for schools and libraries to display the ICBD poster, share celebration ideas, and enter an ICBD Competition on the Storylines website
The annual Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal Lecture Function in Auckland on Saturday 31 March 2007
Public readings, Sunday 1 April: city libraries around New Zealand are encouraged to invite children and families to listen to people from many cultures presenting their favourite children’s stories – on the theme of Stories Ring the World
International Children’s Book Day, Monday 2 April: schools and smaller libraries throughout New Zealand are encouraged to hold their own celebrations, using suggestions and resources available on the Storylines website
For further information on the ICBD events and the Zak Waipara poster and leaflet contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit http://www.storylines.org.nz
Participate in New Zealand’s first involvement in
International Children’s Book Day, April 2, 2007!