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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.

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' decoding='async'/>

Book Island

Greet Pauwelijn, founder of Book Island, discusses the challenges of publishing translated books in the UK in recent years.
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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' decoding='async'/>

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' decoding='async'/>

Sheikh Zayed Book Awards

Award gives us access to Arabic children’s books
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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' decoding='async'/>

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' decoding='async'/>

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' decoding='async'/>

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?
IBBY Asia Regional Conference<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' decoding='async'/>

IBBY Asia Regional Conference

A report from the IBBY Asia Regional Conference in Xi'an, China.
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IBBY Africa Regional Conference

A report from the IBBY Africa Regional Conference in Accra, Ghana.
Medeia Cohan, Author of Hats of Faith (Shade 7)<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' decoding='async'/>

Medeia Cohan, Author of Hats of Faith (Shade 7)

A blog post by Medeia Cohan, Author of Hats of Faith (Shade 7)
Shade 7<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' decoding='async'/>

Shade 7

We are proud to feature Hajera Memon, author, publisher and managing director of Shade 7 publishing.