Bookbird contents 4 / 2014

Bookbird contents 4 / 2014

Editorial by Roxanne Harde

Feature Articles

Mello and His Precursors: Invisible Threads by María Gracia Pardo

Picture Book Characters with Disabilities: Patterns and Trends in a Context of Radical Change by Jean Emmerson, Qiang Fu, Andrea Lendsay, and Beverley Brenna

Translation of Cultural Specific Items in Hooshang Moradi Kermani’s Novel by Bahar Eshraq

Trends in Translations: The Mildred L. Batchelder Award from 1997-2013 by Kasey Garrison and Sue Kimmel

The Canonical Status of Children’s Book Authors : The Self-image of Dutch children’s writers from the 1990s onwards by Helma van Lierop-Debrauwer

Rebellion as Spiritual Activity in The Magician’s Elephant and The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Catherine Posey 

Hans Christian Andersen Awards Winners

Verbal-Visual Narrative and the Development of Brazilian Identity in the Work of Roger Mello by Flávia Brocchetto Ramos and Marília Forgearini Nunes

Roger Mello: A Sea of Stories by Graça Lima and Claudia Mendes

Nahoko Uehashi: Cultural Anthropologist and Storytelling Creator of Imaginary Worlds by Junko Yokota and Reina Nakano 

Hans Christian Andersen Award Shortlist

Houshang Moradi Kermani: Striving for Survival by Bahar Eshraq

“I am my work”: Dutch Writer and Illustrator Ted van Lieshout by Toin Duijx and Helma van Lierop-Debrauwer

“Power opposes a lack of power”: On Mirjam Pressler’s Nomination for the Hans Christian Andersen Award by Imke Lichterfeld

“Maybe it will help you, now that you know what you are capable of ”: Violence and Empathy in Children in Sonst bist du dran [Or else] and Wehr dich, wenn du dich traust [Defend yourself, if you dare] by Renate Welsh Kim Misfeldt 

“Best Batch I Ever Fried”: Food and Family in Jacqueline Woodson’s Picture Books by Michelle Martin

Aesthetics of Childhood: The Visual Art of Rotraut Susanne Berner by Sabine Berthold

Imaginative Spaces and Emotional Depth in the Works John Burningham by Lydia Kokkola

Eva Lindström and the Stories Colors Tell by Björn Sundmark

François Place, Traveler of the Imaginary by Christophe Meunier

Pictures First: A Journey through Øystein Torseter’s Universe by Ingrid Urberg 

Children and Their Books

From a Bhutanese Farm to Small-town America: A Folktale Journeys with
Its Tellers by Terry Farish

Encouraging Reluctant Writers: Can Writing Be Taught to Kids? by Tülin Kozikoğlu

Finnish Child Language and Culture in Sweden: An Original Luleå Story by Lydia Kokkola 


The Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa (PRAESA) by Carole Bloch

The Toronto Children’s Book Bank by Kim Beatty


Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Reading Revolution: Race, Literacy, Childhood, and Fiction, 1851-191 by Barbara Hochman Samantha Christensen

Picturebooks: Representation and Narration edited by Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer Lesley D. Clement

Illustration of Children’s Books: History, Definitions, and Genres by Zohreh Ghaeni Bahar Eshragh

(Re)imagining the World: Children’s Literature’s Response to Changing Times edited by Yan Wu, Kerry Mallan, and Roderick McGillis Roxanne Harde

Children’s Literature on the Move: Nations, Translations, Migrations by Nora Maguire and Beth Rodgers Ayantika Mukherjee

The Jane Addams Children’s Book Award: Honoring Children’s Literature for Peace and Social Justice by Susan C. Griffith Erin Peters

Grimms’ Tales around the Globe: The Dynamics of Their International Reception edited by Vanessa Joosen and Gillian Lathey Andrea Zerebeski 

IYL Report by Claudia Söffner

Focus IBBYby Liz Page


The Fault in Our Stars by John Green Tia Lalani

Outside In by Sarah Ellis Benjamin Smith

“Hei, det er meg!” by Nina E. Grøntvedt Ingrid Urberg

My Friend Suhana by Shaila Abdulla and Aanyah Abdull Saamantha Christensen

Over the River and Through the Wood: An Anthology of Nineteenth-Century American Children’s Poetry edited by Karen L. Kilcup and Angela Sorby Roxanne Harde

I Wish I Could Draw by Cary Fagan Ben Smith

Mamang by Kim Scott, Iris Woods the Wirlomin Noongar Language and Stories Project (WNLSP)(Illus. Jeffrey Farmer, Helen Nelly and Roma Winmar) and Yira Boornak Nyininy by Kim Scott, Hazel Brown, Roma Winmar and the WNLSP(Illus. Anthony Roberts) Andrea Zerebweski

Das Nilpferd Eine Fabel by Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, illus. by Michaela Weiss Kim Misfeldt

Torn from Troy and Cursed by the Sea God by Patrick Bowman Maeve Wentland

101 Things to Do with Baby by Jan Ormerod Samantha Christensen

[The Feather] by Wenxuan Cao (Illus. Roger Mello) Shi Xiaofei

The Golden Age of Folk and Fairy Tales: From the Brothers Grimm to Andrew Lang by Jack Zipes, ed. Samantha Christensen