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Blue Peter Book Awards Mon March 2, 2020

The Blue Peter Book Awards are announced at the beginning of March to coincide with World Book Day.

World Book Day Thu March 5, 2020

World Book Day traditionally took place on 23 April (Shakespeare's birthday and St George's Day). From 2001 this was changed to the first Thursday in March to avoid clashes with Easter holidays and allow schools to take part consistently.

International Children's Book Day Thu April 2, 2020

Held every year to commemorate the birth of Hans Christian Anderson in 1805, this day is coordinated by IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) as part of their regular schedule of activities to promote children's reading and international awareness and understanding of other cultures through children's books. IBBY branches in a number of countries arrange events to mark the day.    

National Share a Story Month Mon May 4, 2020
National Bookstart Week Mon June 1, 2020

Annual celebration of sharing stories, songs and rhymes. 

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