Bookbird contents 3 / 2013

Editorial by Roxanne Harde


Multilingualism and Children’s Literature by Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer

Feature Articles

Multilingual Robinson: Imagining Modern Communities for Middle-Class Children by Nikola von Merveldt

Code-Switching in Multilingual Picturebooks by Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer 

Reading Multilingual Literature: The Bilingual Brain and Literacy Education by Lydia Kokkola

Exploring Written Systems in Early Childhood Education by Lilia Andrea Teruggi

Ideologies of Language and Identity in U.S. Children’s Literature by María Paula Ghiso & Gerald Campano

Celebrating and Revitalizing Language: Indigenous Bilingual Children’s Books by Nancy Hadaway and Terrell Young


Children and Their Books

Oral Storytelling: Negotiating Text, Performance and the Porous Story by Rosemarie Somaiah

“I have ants in my pants”: Classroom Rhyming Inspired by Roald Dahl’s Poetry by Taina Wewer

Picture Books across Cultures: A Leap into the Unknown? by Penni Cotton



Poets, Artists, and Storytellers: Bilingual, Bicultural, and Transnational Narratives by Peggy Semingson

Translation Is No Child’s Play: Translator’s Workshop “Kein Kinderspiel” by Regina Pantos


Reviews of Secondaty Literature

The Role of Translators in Children's Literature: Invisible Storytellers by Gillian Lathey

Darja Mazi-Leskovar


terrible terrible by Gabriela Rubio 

Roxanne Harde 

Dis-Moi des Chansons d’Haïti [Tell Me a Song from Haiti] by Mimi Barthélémy 

Lydia Kokkola 

Border Town #1: Crossing the Line by Malín Alegría 

Amy Cummins 

The Legend of Pandas by Liu Xianping, trans. Zhang Xu, Yang Jiangxia, et al

Erin Peters 

Tilfeldig engel [Accidental Angel] by Kari Woxholt Sverdrup 

Ingrid Urberg

Uzaylı Çoçuk Ulya Topkapı Sarayı’nda [Ulya from outer space visits Topkapı Palace] by Nuran Turan 

Jana Wischnewski

Upp á líf og dauða [A Matter of Life and Death] by Jónína Leósdóttir 

Natalie M. Van Deusen 

The Adventure of Ahmad and the Clock by Feresteh Ta’erpoor 

Robert McClure 


Focus IBBY by Liz Page