International Children's Book Day takes place on April 02, 2017. International Children's Book Day is a yearly event sponsored by the International Board on Books for Young People, an international non-profit organization. Founded in 1967, the day is observed on or around Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, April 2. Activities include writing competitions, announcements of book awards and events with authors of children's literature.
Children's literature or juvenile literature includes stories, books, and poems that are enjoyed by and targeted primarily towards children. Modern children's literature is classified in two different ways - by genre or by the intended age of the reader. The late nineteenth and early twentieth century became known as the Golden Age of Children's Literature with the publication of many books acknowledged today as classics. (With material from: Wikipedia)