IBBY events around the world to celebrate ICBD 2022


1-8 April 2022

  • Children's Book and Music Week 2022 with exhibitions, performances and other events 

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2 April 2022

  • A Blog featuring the 2022 Hans Christian Andersen Award winners and the Australian nominees. IBBY Australia is thrilled that author Margaret Wild was shortlisted for the 2022 Award.

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Canada (sponsor of ICBD 2022)

25 March 2022

  • ICBD launch: Conversation with Kaumātua Ben Brown and Elder Jo-Ann Saddleback

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2 April 2022

  • ICBD Activity Kit including a template to make a fortune-teller and a bookmaking activity based on Richard Van Camp’s message to the children of the world, available in many languages 
  • Classroom readings

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  • Drawing competition related to the ICBD message: "Stories are wings" for children aged 7-12. The best 10 will participate in a workshop with Estonian illustrator Viive Noor.

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7 April 2022

  • A new unpublished short story by children's book author Gudni Lindal will be broadcasted on Channel 1 (Iceland's national public service broadcaster). The author will read the story and will be followed by a short interview with him. The story is for all students in primary school (6-16 years old). There are also activities for the students based on the story that can be accessed online from the IBBY Iceland website.



26 March 2022



12 March 2022

  • JBBY's Children Book Day Festival: "Look at the sky, where I'm at"

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  • Distribution of children's books to school libraries and discussions with teachers and students about the importance of books in the classroom, with the contribution of Room to Read (Nepal unite)


28 March 2022-4 April 2022


29 March 2022