What is Children’s Book Day?

Today is El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros, a day for sharing the joys of reading with children across cultures.

This celebration day was created by children’s author Pat Mora with founding partner Reforma, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking. In recent years, the American Library Association and the Association for Library Services to Children have joined in to offer events, services and resources to support the founding goals: “Many Children, Many Cultures, Many Books.”

There are wonderful resources on the Día website for parents, children, teachers and librarians. (This website is in English.) There is a brochure (in English, Spanish and Chinese) recommending books for children from cultures around the world, which includes learn-to-read tips and other resources. Under the Celebramos tab, you’ll also find an interactive map to help you locate El Día de los Niños/Libros events in your area.