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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.

Tonke Dragt: Stories from Batavia to the Netherlands<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/01a824d38dd9d2527324dc73cf95aea3?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/01a824d38dd9d2527324dc73cf95aea3?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

Tonke Dragt: Stories from Batavia to the Netherlands

Tonke Dragt revolutionized Dutch fantasy children’s literature through her own cultural background and amazing creative talent.
David McKee: Colourful Dreams of Inclusive Society<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/01a824d38dd9d2527324dc73cf95aea3?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/01a824d38dd9d2527324dc73cf95aea3?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

David McKee: Colourful Dreams of Inclusive Society

David McKee presents children with diverse lifestyles through playful illustrations and humorous stories that foster positive attitudes towards themselves and others.
Evelyn Arizpe, Professor of Children’s Literature and HCAA Juror<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/01a824d38dd9d2527324dc73cf95aea3?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/01a824d38dd9d2527324dc73cf95aea3?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

Evelyn Arizpe, Professor of Children’s Literature and HCAA Juror

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.
The Emma Press<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/01a824d38dd9d2527324dc73cf95aea3?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/01a824d38dd9d2527324dc73cf95aea3?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

The Emma Press

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.
Book Island<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/01a824d38dd9d2527324dc73cf95aea3?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/01a824d38dd9d2527324dc73cf95aea3?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

Book Island

Greet Pauwelijn, founder of Book Island, discusses the challenges of publishing translated books in the UK in recent years.
World Kid Lit: a growing community<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/01a824d38dd9d2527324dc73cf95aea3?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/01a824d38dd9d2527324dc73cf95aea3?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

World Kid Lit: a growing community

A summary of the World Kid Lit programme and a look at World Kid Lit Month.
Maya Wasserman’s story shows deaf children they can achieve anything<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/01a824d38dd9d2527324dc73cf95aea3?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/01a824d38dd9d2527324dc73cf95aea3?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

Maya Wasserman’s story shows deaf children they can achieve anything

Maya Wasserman's book about a deaf mermaid is a wonderful and authentic representation of deafness.
Sheikh Zayed Book Awards<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/01a824d38dd9d2527324dc73cf95aea3?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/01a824d38dd9d2527324dc73cf95aea3?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

Sheikh Zayed Book Awards

Award gives us access to Arabic children’s books
Talking about Silent Books<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/01a824d38dd9d2527324dc73cf95aea3?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/01a824d38dd9d2527324dc73cf95aea3?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

Talking about Silent 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.
IBBY Worldwide in 2020<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/01a824d38dd9d2527324dc73cf95aea3?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/01a824d38dd9d2527324dc73cf95aea3?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

IBBY Worldwide in 2020

Read more about IBBY World Activities in 2020.
Reflecting Realities – call for action<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/01a824d38dd9d2527324dc73cf95aea3?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/01a824d38dd9d2527324dc73cf95aea3?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

Reflecting Realities – call for action

Representation in children’s books still not reflective of society, says BookTrust and CLPE
Jacqueline Woodson<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/a2e191777f0c0be9c71e68a809a8159e?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/a2e191777f0c0be9c71e68a809a8159e?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

Jacqueline Woodson

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?