Read interviews with publishers, authors and illustrators, find out what IBBY UK members have been up to in our blog or read our reports on IBBY UK activities.
Vibrant, childlike and mischievous! Let’s step into the nonsense and playful imaginary world created by Japanese picturebook master Arai Ryoji.
Expressiveness and freedom are both attributes present in Beatrice Alemagna’s artistic work.
Piret Raud’s delicate lines and neat pointillism technique seem to confer a magic ability of transformation.
Margaret Wild talks about the challenging parts of life and childhood through delicate, strong and sensible stories.
Whether it be union portraits or a blend of metaphors, Iwona Chmielewska’s combination of poetic images create a space for dialogue extending far beyond the boundaries of age, gender, or ability.
Canadian illustrator Sydney Smith brings the world to life in watercolour and ink. His award-winning picturebooks explore an outsider’s perspective with grace and honesty.
Carll Cneut is an artist who fully appreciates the potential of his medium.
In a world of dark headlines and frightening concepts, Angèle Delaunois uses her books to speak honest truths about the world, sparking kindness and hope in readers of all ages.
Sergey Makhotin channels this child energy into his incredibly kind and humourous stories that appeal to children and grown-ups alike.
Playful, fantastical, commonplace, realistic – Franz Hohler’s stories effortlessly combine these paradoxical elements and disrupt traditional scripts.
Tonke Dragt revolutionized Dutch fantasy children’s literature through her own cultural background and amazing creative talent.
David McKee presents children with diverse lifestyles through playful illustrations and humorous stories that foster positive attitudes towards themselves and others.
Evelyn Arizpe, Professor and Programme Lead for the International Master’s in Children’s Literature, Media and Culture for the University of Glasgow, writes about being a juror for the Hans Christian Andersen award and her students’ upcoming spotlight articles.
Emma Dai’an Wright, Founder of the Emma Press, talks about being an unconventional voice in the publishing industry and broadening the definition of poetry for children.
Greet Pauwelijn, founder of Book Island, discusses the challenges of publishing translated books in the UK in recent years.
A summary of the World Kid Lit programme and a look at World Kid Lit Month.
Maya Wasserman’s book about a deaf mermaid is a wonderful and authentic representation of deafness.
Award gives us access to Arabic children’s books
In a project also drawing on the power of wordless texts, DIALLS (DIalogue and Argumentation for cultural Literacy Learning in Schools) is a European-funded project working with schools to understand and develop how young people make sense of Europe and its differing cultures.
Read more about IBBY World Activities in 2020.
Representation in children’s books still not reflective of society, says BookTrust and CLPE
Jacqueline Woodson’s acclaimed adult novel Red at the Bone has been published in the UK and longlisted for the Women’s Prize but her many children’s books are not available. Why not?
A report from the IBBY Asia Regional Conference in Xi’an, China.
A report from the IBBY Africa Regional Conference in Accra, Ghana.
A blog post by Medeia Cohan, Author of Hats of Faith (Shade 7)
We are proud to feature Hajera Memon, author, publisher and managing director of Shade 7 publishing.
A Report from the IBBY Executive at Bologna Children’s Book Fair
A blog post about CLPE’s new library
Clare Walters talks about her collection of wordless picturebooks, currently on display in the exhibition #NoWords in The Story of Books, Hay-on-Wye
A blog post about The Migration Exhibition hosted by the International Centre for the Picture Book in Society (ICPBS) at the University of Worcester.
A blog post about the IBBY Honour List Event by Anne Harding.
A blog post about the IBBY 36th International Conference in Athens, by Pam Dix
A blog post about the IBBY 36th International Conference in Athens, by Dr Lina Iordanaki
A blog post about the IBBY 36th International Conference in Athens, by Susan Appleby
A blog post about the IBBY 36th International Conference in Athens
A summary of IBBY UK’s guest speaker at our AGM on 20 June 2018 at the Black Cultural Archives: SI Martin
A podcast about the power of fairy tales supported by CLPE, IBBY UK and Tiny Owl Publishing.
A blog by Hannah Kate about IBBY UK’s recent Q&A with author Melvin Burgess at Manchester’s Portico Library
Janetta Otter Barry tells us about going out on her own and the shape of her new list; and introduces us to some of her up and coming titles.
A moving report by Debbie Beeks about her visit to the IBBY Camp in Lampedusa.
Finding new voices: children’s literature from the Baltics. A report from London Book Fair 2018
A blog post by Jennifer Farrar about using IBBY’s Silent Books Collection at Glasgow University.
A blog post by IBBY UK member Carol Thompson on Inclusive Mind’s ‘A Place at the Table’
The IBBY/NCRCL annual conference for 2017, Happily Ever After: The Evolution of Fairy Tales Across Time and Culture, was held on Saturday November 11…
A report by Helen Limon. I look around the crowded train. Twelve carriages long, it runs direct between Gatwick airport and central London…
The Waterstones’ room was pleasantly crowded as we gathered to celebrate the IBBY UK nominations for the IBBY Honour Book List.
Can children’s books inspire empathy and move people to action? The answer from the Waterstones’ audience last Thursday was…
IBBY UK was delighted to join forces with the Lithuanian Cultural Institute to invite publishers…
Alice Curry and Caroline Godfrey talk about setting up Lantana Publishing
IBBY UK were delighted to attend Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF), which ran from April 20-30 2016 at the Expo Centre Sharjah, as a Guest of Honour of the UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY).
Delaram Ghanimifard talks about setting up Tiny Owl publishing