Wednesday, April 2, 2014

International Children's Book Day!

Happy International Children's Book Day!  I'm really digging the poster this year -- love the drawing style, the colors, and the cute, castle-headed monster :)

ICBD is the International Board on Books for Young People's (IBBY) annual celebration of children's literature, and its purpose is "to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children's books."

Every year, a different country hosts the celebration, and this year's host is Ireland!  In honor of Irish children's literature, I'm throwing a spotlight on the work of Ciara Ní Dhuinn, who has created beautiful, multilingual picture books with text in Irish, English, French, and Spanish.  How's that for international?

Here are some selections from her books (all images via Elie's Books):

Is Maith Liom / I Like / J'aime / Me Gusta

Conas Tá Tú? / How Are You? / Comment Allez-Vous? / ¿Cómo Estás?

Tá mé i ngrá.  (I'm in love.)  (Special thanks to Google Translate.)

Tell me: What are some of your favorite international children's books?

Related Posts and Links:

Seeking International Children's Literature

IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People)

International Children's Digital Library

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