International Children’s Book Day

Celebrating International Children’s Book Day by Alex Paramo

Reading is the most important form of mental exercise that enable children to form the building blocks they will need to live a fruitful and enjoyable life. Help us celebrate this important day as the world focus attention on the importance of developing a love of reading in your children! Community Publishing has several books to choose from including:

  • Bella The Caterpillar: The New Mexico / Arizona Book Awards Bilingual Children’s Book of the Year 2017!! From the imagination of a 7 year old comes Bella The Caterpillar! Written by Marisol Paramo, Illustrated by Henna Artist Acey May with Music Production by Christian Orellana, this bilingual, multimedia book is critically acclaimed featuring the youngest winner of the New Mexico / Arizona Book Awards in any category! Find your copy here!
  • Princess Marisol & The Portal: The sequel to Princess Marisol & The Moon Thieves, this bilingual multimedia children’s book was also performed by FUSION Theatre. Find your copy here!
  • Samuel’s Story: A multimedia children’s story written by Albuquerque’s Inaugural Poet Laureate and current Deputy Director for Cultural Service for the City of Albuquerque, Hakim Bellamy, Illustrated by Melvin Mayes and music production by Roscoe Floyd (DJ Flo Fader). Find your copy here!
  • Princess Marisol & The Moon Thieves: A bilingual multimedia children’s story written by Alex Paramo, Illustrated by Audrey McNamara this book was adapted to for the stage and performed around New Mexico by FUSION Theatre Company (2015)! This book was a finalist for the New Mexico / Arizona Book Awards 2015. Find your copy here!

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International Children’s Book Day (ICBD)

“ICBD is a yearly event sponsored by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), 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.

Each year a different National Section of IBBY has the opportunity to be the international sponsor of ICBD. It decides upon a theme and invites a prominent author from the host country to write a message to the children of the world and a well-known illustrator to design a poster. These materials are used in different ways to promote books and reading. Many IBBY Sections promote ICBD through the media and organize activities in schools and public libraries. Often ICBD is linked to celebrations around children’s books and other special events that may include encounters with authors and illustrators, writing competitions or announcements of book awards.” – Wikipedia Article

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Alex Paramo Summer SolsticeAlex Paramo is a native New Yorker of Colombian descent. He is an Author and Co-Founder of Community Publishing. He currently resides in Albuquerque, NM. Read More about him here.

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