April 2: International Children’s Book Day

Since 1967, the International Board on Books for Young People has set aside April 2 to celebrate reading and children’s books. April 2 is a great date for this holiday because Hans Christian Anderson was born on this day in 1805.

My favorite story as a preschooler was “Are You My Mother,” but, since then, I’ve discovered a great many other favorites – Dr. Seuss, all Hans Christian Andersen’s stories, the Little House books, Heidi, the Chronicles of Narnia, and many more. What are some of your favorite children’s stories? 

If you’ve been reading this for a while, you know I love stories. While I love fiction, some of my favorite stories are true:

“These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”

Deuteronomy 6:6-7

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