IBBY Conference 2019

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The IBBY UK/NCRLC 2019 conference.

IBBY Conference, 9 November 2019 

Centre for Literacy in Primary Education, 44 Webber Street, London SE1 8QW

 A world of information: children’s non-fiction books in the digital age



Sue Walker, Reading University

Creativity, colour and collaboration: designing information books for children in the mid-twentieth century

Joe Sutliff Sanders, University of Cambridge, and Karen Bentall, Librarian, Oakridge Elementary School, Arlington, Virginia (USA)

Beauty in theory and truth: connecting academic approaches to non-fiction and school storytime

Nicola Davies

The world Into words: writing about big things for small people

A panel of publishers in conversation with writers and illustrators, chaired by Liza Miller.

Anna Ridley, Roger Thorp, Yuval Zommer from  Thames &Hudson / Sam Arthur from Flying Eye, Neal Layton, Liza Miller from Hachette. 

Publishing non-fiction: challenges and successes

Karenanne Knight, Portsmouth University

How far is far away? Where fact and fiction meet: cartography and the information book, a research project.

Chris Routh, Chair, Federation of Children’s Book Groups

Celebrating the best non-fiction for children: SLA Information Book Awards and National Non-fiction November


Parallel sessions

(nb use of hyphen or space in ‘nonfiction’ and’ picture books’ is writer’s own)

Session 1: Children’s responses 

Julie Holmwood 

“Sorry microbes” – Year 5 struggling readers engaging with non-fiction picturebooks

Mary-Louise Maynes 

Facts and Feelings: children’s emotive encounters with poetic nonfiction picture books.

Session 2: Illustration

Vassiliki Tzomaka 

Alternative illustrations for nonfiction picturebooks

Ruth Thomson & Pam Dix

The role of illustration in non-fiction children’s books

Session 3:  Looking At Individual Books And Approaches

Diletta Donati 

Biographical picturebooks

Ana Paula Campos (paper read by Ferelith Hordon)

Design influences on science books