"1 March 2012 marks the 15th Annual World Book Day, an international celebration of children’s literature which “aims to encourage a lifelong love of literature in children”. This year over 100 countries will be taking part in events to mark the day. The main international event will be ‘The Biggest Book Show on Earth’, an interactive online literary festival open to children from around the world. The online forum will allow young readers to watch online readings and take part in live question and answer sessions with some of the biggest names in children’s fiction, including Jacqueline Wilson, Eoin Colfer, Derek Landy, Andy Stanton and Jeremy Strong."

Source: pen-international.org