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Sunday is International Children's Book Day

A young child is seen sitting on the couch reading a book
Josh Applegate

Carbondale-based children's author Breanna Churchill says it's designed to inspire children's love for reading.

She says one good way to do that is by finding books kids want to read.

"So if you have a child who's interested in trucks, encourage that by finding truck books. If you have a child who's interested in the solar system, or dolls, find books that include those concepts that children are interested in."

Churchill says in this electronic age, it's important to have books accessible to children on shelves or in baskets.

"If the screens and tablets are out of the way and the books are in the forefront, by a little encouragement, I believe young people still can have a natural desire to open up a book."

She says reading books are vital to encourage children to use their imagination.

Churchill is the author of The Little Bird Who Wanted to Fly.

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