IBBY Launches a New-Look Website
On Friday, 20 January 2017 the new-look IBBY website will go live!
All the usual features will be easy to find and other new features will be added. A major event is the 2017 IBBY Auction for Children in Crisis that will go live.
IBBY's Call for Action 2016
The World Libraries journal conducted a conversation with Wally De Doncker, Hasmig Chahinian and Liz Page to learn more about the Call for Action that was launched at the 35th IBBY International Congress in Auckland, August 2016.
The Interview can be read by following this link: World Libraries, Vol. 22 No. 1 (2016)
Read the Call for Action here.
IBBY European Newsletter November 2016
Read the news of the region on the IBBY European Newsletter November 2016 here
Opening of the Library of Dreams
IBBY helped to establish the Library of Dreams - La biblioteca de los sueños, in El Salvador. For more news about the library visit the IBBY Children in Crisis page (click on the heading above).
A video of the opening of the Library of Dreams at the end of November 2016 is on YouTube and can be watched through this link: here
Andersen Award Illustration Winners Exhibition
The Hans Christian Andersen Award Exhibition will be open from 17 December 2016 until 12 March 2017, 10:00 - 18:00, at the Pier-2 Art Center in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. This is a unique exhibition curated to celebrate 50 years of the Hans Christian Andersen Illustration Awards. For the first time in the history of the Award, images from the 25 winners are being shown together in an exhibition that gives a fascinating visual retrospect of the Award.
New Bookbird Issue 4 / 2016
IBBY at the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair
IBBY will be represented at the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair. Visit the IBBY stand in hall 3.0, stand K122 where we shall be highlighting the 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Award Shortlist. Books of the winners and finalists will be on display. The 2016 Guests of Honour of the Fair are Flanders and the Netherlands, information about these two IBBY sections will be available, as well as information about IBBY activities worldwide.
On Thursday, 20 October, 2pm – 3pm, hall 3.0, Children’s Book Centre (K139). IBBY will present a panel session focusing on the 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Awards. Rotraut Susanne Berner, winner of the 2016 Award for Illustration, will be in discussion with Dr Susanne Helene Becker President of IBBY Germany - Arbeitskreis für Jugendliteratur e.V.
Refugees: Children from Central America
The Other Refugees: Children from Central America
Sixty million people around the world became refugees in 2015. Half of them were children.
Syrian refugees have been highly visible with good reason. But the approximately hundred and twenty thousand unaccompanied children from Central America that have made and are still making the very dangerous trip to try and find safety and a way to survive in the United States are virtually invisible. And there are an almost equal number of families with children (primarily single mothers) who have also arrived in the same period.
Read full article here.
IBBY Call-To-Action for Refugee Children
IBBY is committed to helping children in crisis, whether they are refugees in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Oceania, North America or Latin America. IBBY looks for solutions. Read the call-to-action here
IBBY Honour List 2016 Film
Film presented during the 35th IBBY International Congress in Auckland New Zealand. Watch here.
IBBY Asia/Oceania/North Africa Newsletter Aug 2016
Read the news of the region on the IBBY Asia - Oceania - North Africa newsletter August 2016 here
New Bookbird Issue 3 / 2016
IBBY European Newsletter April 2016
Read the news of the region on the IBBY European newsletter April 2016 here
Update IBBY Children in Crisis Fund: Lebanon
Read the update for the Syrian Children's Bibliotherapy Project in Lebanon here.
IBBY Press Conference at Bologna Children's Book Fair
See the IBBY Press Conference at the 2016 Bologna Children's Book Fair here
Hans Christian Andersen Award 2016 - Winners
Cao Wenxuan from China is the 2016 Laureate for writing and Rotraut Susanne Berner from Germany was selected as the 2016 Laureate for illustration.
Full press release here
IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award 2016 - Winners
Big Brother Mouse in Laos and Read With Me in Iran win the 2016 IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award.
Full press release here
Andersen Shortlist 2016 - Film
We are very proud to share with you a brief (9') film produced by Nami Island Inc. to highlight and celebrate the 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Award Shortlisted candidates. Listen to Patsy Aldana the President of the Jury and to the candidates in their own words.
Andersen Shortlist 2016 - Flyers
Biographies of the Andersen Shortlist candidates are available as flyers to download here
IBBY Honour List 2016
Read the full list of selected titles for the IBBY Honour List 2016 here
Hans Christian Andersen Award 2016 - Shortlist
IBBY announces the Shortlist for the 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Award. Read the full media release here
Int. Children's Book Day 2016 - IBBY Brazil
International Children's Book Day 2016 is sponsored by IBBY Brazil. Message and poster here
Library cards for Syrian children in Canada
IBBY Canada, Groundwood Books and Canada's libraries welcome Syrian children. Full media release here
IBBY libraries in Gaza
The IBBY Gaza Appeal has allowed the library at al-Sikka to be refurbished, enlarged, supplied with books, furniture and equipment. Latest news here.
IBBY and REFORMA
IBBY and REFORMA are working to bring relief to refugee children arriving at the USA/Mexican border.
See the film of the IBBY/REFORMA fact-finding visit in August 2015 here.
IBBY Asia - Oceania - North Africa Newsletter December 2015
Read the news of the region on the IBBY Asia - Oceania - North Africa newsletter December 2015 here
IBBY European Newsletter November 2015
Read the latest news from the IBBY European Sections here