IBBY National Sections
Many sections produce their own newsletters to share with their national members.
The latest ones to arrive at the IBBY Secretariat are from IBBY Australia, IBBY South Africa and IBBY Ireland.
IBBY South Africa: www.ibbysa.org.za
IBBY Ireland: www.ibbyireland.ie
IBBY Australia: www.ibby.org/Australia
Visit IBBY Worldwide to read about activities in your country.
News from the IBBY Executive Committee meeting
The EC met in Shah Alam just outside Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia in September. Despite the exotic location and myriad distractions the members of the EC worked hard during two long days of discussions.
The IBBY Yamada workshop programme 2010: projects submitted by the IBBY sections of Indonesia, Mexico, Nepal, Peru and Zambia were accepted. IBBY France will run a three-week training course for a librarian from Burkina Faso under the IBBY-Yamada Scholarship scheme. Watch the IBBY website for reports and updates of all the projects.
The IBBY Children in Crisis projects are progressing. A new project was accepted from IBBY Indonesia to bring some relief to the children of Padang in Sumatra after the devastating earthquake in August, further funding is by the IBBY Yamada Fund. The workshop in Turkey to discuss the reading culture in Afghanistan was discussed and you can read the report on the IBBY website under the Children in Crisis Programme. Donations to the IBBY programme were announced from Deborah Ellis, Rukhsana Khan, Merle Harris, Christina Minaki and Katherine Paterson. We gratefully acknowledge their generous support.
Fundraising for the IBBY projects is crucial and without a renewed fundraising campaign many of our workshops will not be able to take place. If you would like to support our work please think about sponsoring. (How to make a donation)
The Hans Christian Andersen 2010 Award Jury will meet in Basel on 13 and 14 March 2010. The shortlist will be immediately released and the winners will be announced at the IBBY Press Conference at the Bologna Book Fair on Monday, 23 March 2010.
IBBY World Congress 2010
A forza das minor - La fuerza de las minor - The Strength of Minorities
Visit www.ibbycompostela2010.org for the latest news. Register and pay now to get the 20% early-bird discount! Valid until 30 November, and 10% discount until 30 April 2010.
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature
Subscribe online to receive IBBY's quarterly journal about international children's literature: news, trends, profiles, reviews, and much more.
www.press.jhu.edu/journals/bookbird or through the IBBY website
Bologna Book Fair 2010: Four Days Long
The 2010 Bologna Children's Book Fair has been extended by one day to bring it back to its usual 4-day event: 23-26 March 2010. The IBBY press conference will take place on Tuesday, 23 March at 14:30 in the Sala Concerto. The winners of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen Awards and the 2010 IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Awards will be announced.
Prizes and Awards
IBBY Turkey's Best Books of the Year Awards
Since 2004 the Turkish section of IBBY has chosen the best books of the year to encourage writers, illustrators and publishers for children. In celebration of the 15th anniversary of Turkish IBBY a special category was introduced: The Best Children's Poetry Book of the Last Fifteen Years. The awards were presented to the winners at the Istanbul Book Fair n 8 November 2009.
Click here for the list of selected books.
Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis 2009 ? German Youth Literature Award 2009
Given annually by the German Section of IBBY with support from the Bundesministerium filie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend
The 2009 awards were announced during the Frankfurt Book Fair on Thursday, 16 October. This year's special award for her complete works went to illustrator Jutta Bauer. The full list of winners can be found on the German IBBY website: www.jugendliteratur.org.
Spanish illustrator Josep Antoni Tᳳies Penella wins the 2009 Grand Prix. For the full results go to www.bibiana.sk
Premio Iberoamericano SM de Literatura Infantil y Juvenil
The winner of the 2009 Premio is MarTeresa Andruetto from Argentina.
For the full press release click here.
3rd Tallinn Illustration Triennial: The Power of Pictures
Click here for the press release announcing the results of the 3rd Triennial of Estonian illustrations.
The exhibition will be open until 30 November at the main Exhibition Hall, National Library of Estonia, Tonism䧩 2, Tallinn.
Alida Cutts Lifetime Membership Awards
Two recipients of the Alida Cutts Lifetime Membership Award were honoured at the recent 8th IBBY Regional Conference in St Charles, Illinois. Anne Pellowski and Katherine Paterson were honoured for their long commitment to children's literature.
To see the pictures of Anne and Katherine receiving their awards from Alida Cutts go to the USBBY website and download the conference powerpoint of the event: www.usbby.org
Prix TD 2009 de litt鲡ture canadienne pour l'enfance et la jeunesse
For Ch貥 Traudi by Anne Villeneuve.
Click here for the press release.