IBBY Blog

Welcome to our Blog space. We have introduced this platform to highlight IBBY activities, projects, prizes, people, publishers – all of what makes IBBY such a vibrant and important international organization for children’s books.

Retrospective of the Celebrations of the International Children’s Book Day 2022

International Children’s Book Day is celebrated every year on or around the birthday of Hans Christian Andersen, 2 April, to inspire a love of reading…

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Perfect gift ideas from IBBY to start the New Year

Are you still looking for the perfect gift or do you want to buy yourself something nice for the start of the new year? Have a look at these beautiful…

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Preparation of the 38th IBBY World Congress 2022 in Putrajaya, Malaysia

At the closing ceremony of the 37th IBBY World Congress in Moscow, an invitation to attend the 38th IBBY World Congress, was presented by the…

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Reflections from the 37th IBBY World Congress

Moscow, Russia 10-12 September 2021

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The 37th IBBY World Congress in Moscow is approaching

September is approaching, and with it the 37th IBBY World Congress in Moscow! Already postponed from 2020, we are happy and grateful to IBBY Russia…

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Reading tips about children’s and youth literature from around the IBBY world

What are you reading during the summer? We figured that you might like to use some of your free time to read and learn more about children's…

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Meet the author, illustrator and translator nominees of the Honour List 2020!

The IBBY Honour List is a biennial selection of outstanding, recently published books, honouring writers, illustrators and translators from IBBY…

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After winning the Hans Christian Andersen Award...

IBBY’s Hans Christian Andersen Award is the highest international recognition given to an author and an illustrator of children’s books. It is awarded…

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Retrospective of the Celebrations of the International Children’s Book Day 2021

International Children’s Book Day is celebrated every year on Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, 2 April to inspire a love of reading and to call…

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IBBY Projects in Covid Times

2020 was an exceptional year in every possible way. Because of Covid-19, our lives have been turned upside down – no part of the world has been…

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Children in Crisis: Restoring School Libraries in Beirut, Lebanon

The pictures are unforgettable: a massive explosion in the port of Beirut on 4 August 2020 destroyed houses, shops, restaurants, hospitals and schools…

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Leer, imaginar, actuar - Reading, imagining, acting

CERLALC - IBBY present a beautiful catalogue of children's books for sustainable development: Leer, imaginar, actuar - Reading, imagining, acting ...

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International Children's Book Day

Today is 2 April – International Children's Book Day  –
the day we celebrate children's books.

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Iran: Read with Me

Read with Me in Iran has responded to the coronavirus crisis with activities for children and their parents with its Read with Me at Home project ...

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Message from the IBBY EC

The world is in turmoil and we are living through extraordinary times. The coronavirus that has caused the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all of us…

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