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 en Español

Bookbird, Inc. se complace en anunciar que Bookbird, la revista de literatura infantil internacional de IBBY está disponible en versión digital en  español. Bookbird en español reproduce el contenido íntegro y el formato idéntico al de la edición en inglés, y se edita trimestralmente, poco después de la publicación del número en su versión original.

Bookbird en español es una publicación de Jacarandá Editoras (Argentina). Para más información sobre la revista y cómo suscribirse, visite

¡Disfrute de la maravillosa revista de IBBY desde ya, en su idioma!

Bookbird, Inc. is delighted to announce that IBBY’s journal Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature  is now available in Spanish in an online edition. The contents and layout will be exactly the same as in the English language edition, and each issue will appear soon after each English language issue is published. 

Bookbird en Español is produced by Jacarandá Editoras in Argentina. Details about subscribing may be found at

Now Spanish speakers can read IBBY’s wonderful journal in Spanish!

Latest Bookbird issue

Bookbird Issue 3 / 2023 (61.3)
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Call for Papers - "Beyond Pinocchio, Cuore, and Telephone Tales: Exploring Contemporary Italian Children’s Literature"

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Bookbird: A Flight Through Time

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