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.

Bookbird is indexed by Scopus and is available in print and online through Project Muse. For more information see below and the Bookbird  Facebook page.

Bookbird can be read for free on Project Muse until end May - view recent editions here and the Hans Christian Andersen Award edition hereBookbird profiles of the HCAA 2020 Shortlist authors and illustrators can be viewed here.

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