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.
* 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
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.
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
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.