8 Stories to Celebrate International Children’s Book Day

International Children's Book Day is the perfect time to celebrate the power of books to spark curiosity, creativity, and empathy in young minds.

Check out this roundup from EveryLibrary’s collection to create a stellar list of children’s books and learn why reading is fantastic for developing brains!

April 2 is International Children’s Book Day (ICBD), which honors literature’s magic in young people’s lives. Libraries allow all families to obtain free and accessible reading materials for developing children of all ages. EveryLibrary continues to support these goals by providing public information on US public libraries and the materials they provide. Here are eight EveryLibrary stories discussing children’s book recommendations and research.

1. 8 Books for Children That Foster a Love of the Natural World

If you’re interested in getting your child passionate about the outside world, EveryLibrary curated a list of nature-oriented books for young people. Titles include We Are Water Protectors, Jayden’s Impossible Garden, and Over and Under the Pond.

This article contains diverse, thought-provoking, and age-appropriate literature for younger children. Whether you’re interested in literature encouraging young people to get outside or introducing them to environmental activism, every child has an option.

2. Why Is Early Literacy So Important for Infants and Preschoolers?

Reading is vital for all children, especially young people between infancy and the age of five. Why is that? This article will tell you about the intricacies of the brain as it develops in its earliest stages.

It breaks down information as detailed as neuron-building and how it is structured. It also discusses how libraries utilize storytimes to stimulate young children and help them connect to literature. Libraries give all parents access to free reading materials to ensure they meet early development needs.


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3. Summer Reading Audiobooks for Kids

Some children understandably have a more challenging time reading traditionally structured novels. In that case, audiobooks are a great alternative to handheld books. Many stigmas surround audiobooks, but the truth shows they’re just as beneficial for developing children.

In fact, audiobooks support children with learning disabilities, enhance listening skills, and increase reading comprehension. Granted, these are only a few of the many benefits of audiobooks. This article is an excellent start for parents interested in finding age-appropriate audiobooks for children.

4. Why Are Books Banned?

As the title implies, this article tells parents everything they need to know about banned books and why it’s harmful to censor literature. Book banning is an issue that everyone needs to be aware of and resist, especially for developing children.

While parents have the personal right to monitor what their children read, protecting literary opportunities for other families is essential. This piece discusses the history, harms, and statistics involved with book banning. It also includes a short reading recommendation list for all age groups.


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5. Books for Boys: 8 Irresistible Stories to Keep Your Son Reading

Statistically, developing young boys read less than girls. To bridge the gap, EveryLibrary included a list of eight starter titles that may resonate with their interests. Notable examples include Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Hatchet, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Parents struggling to find enjoyable literature for young boys may appreciate this article’s input. It’s also vital to consider audiobook, e-book, and graphic novel variations of these books, as these may appeal more to reluctant readers.

6. The Benefits of Reading to Your Children before Bed

Although it may seem difficult to believe, children pay more attention to their parents’ reading development efforts than they let on. Many people’s fondest memories with their parents include being read to before bed. There’s a psychological aspect of reading to children, and it goes beyond bonding, although that’s one of its best benefits.

Other positive outcomes include improved concentration, language skills, and a lifelong love of reading. For further information, check out this article to explore the advantages of reading to your child before bed.


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7. Summer Reading Graphic Novels for Kids

With summer fast approaching, developing a reading list for children is never too early. These titles should include graphic novels, another fantastic alternative to traditional handheld novels. Graphic novels are artistic, visually stimulating, and engrossing.

Perfect for reluctant readers, this list from EveryLibrary includes graphic novel recommendations for developing young people of all ages to read during the summer. Notable books include Allergic, Cleopatra in Space, and Maus.

8. Graphic Novels: Not Just Comic Books

Speaking of graphic novels, this article is perfect for parents who are still on the fence about introducing alternative literature to their children. While it’s understandable to see graphic novels as a less educational form of reading, research proves otherwise.

Specifically, graphic novels teach children proper grammar, punctuation, and literary interpretation. Parents having difficulty getting their children into literature should explore this article and learn why they’re so beneficial for reluctant readers.

If you found these EveryLibrary resources helpful, find out what you can do to support libraries in celebration of International Children’s Book Day.



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