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INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S BOOK DAY (2nd APRIL 2018)

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Since 1967, on or around Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, 2 April, International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children’s books.

Theme of this year 2018:

THE SMALL IS BIG IN A BOOK

What is IBBY

The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) is a non-profit organization which represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together.

   Mission

   * to promote international understanding through children’s books
  *  to give children everywhere the opportunity to have access to books with high literary and artistic standards
 *  to encourage the publication and distribution of quality children’s books, especially in developing countries
 *  to provide support and training for those involved with children and children’s literature
 *  to stimulate research and scholarly works in the field of children’s literature
  *  to protect and uphold the Rights of the Child according to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Useful Links

Abraxas Festival

American Association of School Libraries

Association for Library Services to Children

Young Adult Library Services Association

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava – BIB

Bologna Children’s Book Fair

Books for Keeps: UK independent children’s book magazine

Chihiro Art Museum, Japan

Children’s Book Circle

CODE : Canada’s International Literacy Agency for Children

Frankfurt Book Fair

SM – Premio Iberoamericano SM de Literatura Infantil y Juvenil

The Horn Book: publications about books for children and young adults

The National Sections of IBBY in Europe present a selection of books for children

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions – IFLA

International Youth Library – Internationale Jugendbibliothek

Ilustrarte — International Biennial Exhibition of Children’s Books Illustration

Inclusive minds: working together to create truly inclusive, diverse and accessible books for children

International Research Society for Children’s Literature – IRSCL

International Publishers Association

Kodomo: digital gallery of world picture books.

Literacy Trust

International Literacy Association

Centre for the Book, Library of Congress

Nalibali: sparking children’s potential through storytelling and reading

Nami Island International Picture Book Illustration Concours

Outside in World: exploring world books in translation

Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa – PRAESA

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

Takamtikou: review of children’s literature in Africa, the Arabic World, the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean

Teaching Books: a rich database resource for schools to promote reading

Worlds of Words

Bookbird

A Journal of International Children’s Literature

Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature (ISSN 0006 7377) is a refereed journal published quarterly by IBBY.

Bookbird aims to communicate new ideas to the community of readers interested in children’s books and is open to any topic in the field of international children’s literature. Bookbird also includes themed issues for which the editor will post calls for manuscripts on the IBBY website.

Bookbird also includes news of IBBY projects and events which are highlighted in the Focus IBBY column. Other regular features include coverage of children’s literature studies and children’s literature awards around the world as well as reading promotion projects worldwide.

 

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