Children’s Picture Book Day - March 28
Thu, Mar 28, 2024

Children’s Picture Book Day

Children’s Picture Book Day is an American holiday that allows you to immerse yourself in childhood. Let a warm wave of nostalgia roll over you as you turn over old children’s picture books and remember that long-gone, carefree time. It is celebrated annually on March 28.


Children’s Picture Book Day is celebrated on a different date in the United States than it is around the world. The same worldwide celebration takes place on April 2. It was founded by IBBY in 1967. The main goal of the holiday is the same in all countries – to instill a love of books in children from an early age. Books are not only a great source of knowledge. The authors put their soul into their works and also create a great atmosphere. When you read a book great use of the brain: active works the imagination. One imagines when reading the events described there, the immersion into the world of the author is enhanced by the use of a large number of emotional and expressive means (metaphors, epithets, comparisons) and descriptions of small details.

For children who are just beginning to learn to communicate and read, there are special picture books. Thanks to the bright illustrations, you can quickly memorize new words. Some of the most popular examples of children’s books are Peter Rabbit and The Cat in the Hat.

Interesting facts

  • The first children’s book with illustrations was created by H. Hoffmann and published in 1845. It was called in German “Struwwelpeter” and was a poetry book with pictures.
  • Since 1938, the Caldecott Medal has been awarded in the United States for the best illustrations for children’s books.

How to celebrate

If you have young children, buy them picture books and study them together. You can also take out old books from your childhood and leaf through them, reminiscing about years gone by.

Spread the word on social media. Ask users if they buy their children children’s books.

When is Children’s Picture Book Day celebrated in 2024?

Children’s Picture Book Day is observed on March 28 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday March 28 2024
Friday March 28 2025

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