Bookbird contents 4 / 2013

Editorial by Roxanne Harde

Feature Articles

Death and the Empathic Embrace in Four Contemporary Picture Books by Lesley Clement

Picturing Difference: Three Recent Picture Books Portray the Black Nova Scotian Community  by Vivian Howard

Images of Ethnicity, Nationality, and Class Struggle in Communist Albanian Children’s Literature and Media by Enkelena Shockett Qafleshi

Exploring the Text/Image Wilderness: Ironic Visual Perspective and Critical Thinking in George O’Connor’s Graphic Novel Journey into Mohawk Country by William Boerman-Cornell

Teacher Authored Supplementary Reading Materials in South Africa by Misty Sailors, Miriam Martinez, and Lorena Villarreal

Immigrants and Immigration in Portuguese Children’s Literature by Maria da Conceição Tomé and Glória Bastos 

Children and Their Books

The School as Mediator when Constituting the Family of Readers by Yara Maria Miguel 

Wadadli Pen and Young Writers in the Caribbean by Joanne C. Hillhouse  

The Challenge: A Reader-Centered Programme for Young Adults in Vocational Colleges by Fieke Van der Gucht  



The IBBY Documentation Centre of Books for Disabled Young People by Heidi Boiesen 

“To Hand out the Stars”: Jane Langton's Fiction for Children by Crystal Hurdle

Setting up a Research Collection by Rachel Johnson  

Reviews of Secondaty Literature

Child-Sized History: Fictions of the Past in U.S. Classrooms by Sara L. Schwebel Rebecca Berger 

Suspended Animation: Children’s Picture Books and the Fairy Tale of Modernity by Nathalie op de Beeck Valerie Coghlan

De Tintin au Congo à Odilon Verjus : le missionnaire, héros de la BD belge
[Tintin from Congo to Odilon Verjus : the Missionary Hero of the Belgian Comics]
by Philippe Delisle Soizik Jouin, translated by Hasmig Chahinian

Bande dessinée franco-belge et imaginaire colonial : des années 1930 aux années 1980 [Franco-Belgian Comics and Colonial Imagination: From the 1930s to the 1980s] by Philippe Delisle Soizik Jouin, translated by Hasmig Chahinian

The Nation in Children’s Literature: Nations of Childhood edited by Christopher (Kit) Kelen and Bjorn Sundmark Erin Spring

Children’s Literature and British Identity: Imagining a People and a Nation by Rebecca Knuth Vanessa Warne

Playing with Picturebooks: Postmodernism and the Postmodernesque by Cherie Allan Valerie Coghlan

Les Enfants de Mussolini : littérature, livres, lectures d’enfance et de jeunesse sous le fascisme : de la Grande Guerre à la chute du régime [Mussolini’s Children: literature, books, childhood and teenage years’ readings under Fascism: from the Great War to the fall of the regime] by Mariella Colin Lise Chapuis, translated by Marine Planche  


¡No!, dijo el pequeño monstruo [“No!,” Said the Little Monster] by Kalle Güettler and

Rakel Heimisdal, illus. by Áslaug Jónsdóttir Deena Hinshaw 

Orchards by Holly Thompson Sylvia Vardell 

The Mysterious Francois Leaf Monkeys by Liu Xianping Doris Audet 

Bókasafn ömmu Huldar [Grandmother’s Library] Þórarinn Leifsson Natalie M. Van Deusen

The statue which became prosperous by Narges Abyar, illus. by Hamidreza Akram Bahar Eshragh

Raccontare gli alberi [Telling Trees] by Mauro Evangelista, illus. by Pia Valenti Melissa Garavini

Hurrem by Baris Pirhasan, illus. by Ceren Oykut Tulin Kozikoglu

Holz: Was unsere welt zusammenhält [Wood: What keeps our world together]
by Reinhard Osteroth, illus. by Moidi Kretschmann Linda Dütsch  


International Youth Library [Direktion Internationale Jugendbibliothek] Report Christiane Raabe and Jochen Weber  

Focus IBBY by Liz Page