More About IBBY UK

IBBY UK is just one of IBBY’s 70+ national sections in countries from the USA to China. We nominate British books and British writers and illustrators to IBBY’s prestigious international awards and book lists, including the Hans Christian Andersen Awards, the IBBY Honour Books and the Outstanding Books for Children with Disabilities list. We also nominate reading projects for the IBBY Asahi award and raise funds for the IBBY Children in Crisis literacy initiatives.

In IBBY UK, we do all we can to promote the international aspect of children’s books. We publish a journal, IBBYLink, three times a year. We organise an annual day conference in collaboration with the National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature at Roehampton University. In association with other children’s books organisations, we organise occasional events celebrating British children’s authors and illustrators and highlighting children’s books from other countries. In 2012 we hosted a session with Chinese illustrators at the London Book Fair and organised IBBY’s 33rd International Congress in London with over four hundred international delegates sharing their passion for children’s books and reading.