Scarves for IBBY

IBBY’s fundraising project, Scarves for IBBY, began on 2 September. Ten Hans Christian Andersen Award-winning illustrators – Albertine, Quentin Blake, Robert Ingpen, Roberto Innocenti, Roger Mello, Farshid Mesghali, Igor Oleynikov, Květa Pacovksá, Peter Sís and Lisbeth Zwerger – have created original art for ten beautiful silk scarves as a donation to IBBY and its work. The scarves have been … Continue reading Scarves for IBBY

ICBD event cancellations (Hobart and Sydney)

IBBY Australia was to have hosted two ICBD events – in Hobart (Quiz Night) on 2 April, and in Strathfield, Sydney (Words Change the World) on 4 April. Unfortunately, due to current health concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, we have made the very difficult but cautious decision to cancel these events. Our sincere apologies … Continue reading ICBD event cancellations (Hobart and Sydney)

International Children’s Book Day 2 April 2020

These events have been cancelled due to health concerns. Each year on 2 April, the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) celebrates International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) on the birthday of Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875), as part of its mission to bring books and children together throughout the world. It is celebrated to … Continue reading International Children’s Book Day 2 April 2020

IBBY Australia Honour List books address pressing cultural issues

IBBY Australia proudly announces its selection of two books to be included in the biennial IBBY Honour List for 2020. One highlights Indigenous history and the environment, and the other, the experiences of a teenage asylum seeker. Every two years an Advisory Panel of three children’s literature experts makes the selection, and these outstanding books … Continue reading IBBY Australia Honour List books address pressing cultural issues

Call for Volunteers for the IBBY Camp Lampedusa, Italy

IBBY Italia has announced a Call for Volunteers for the IBBY Camp Lampedusa (Monday 4–Sunday 10 November, 2019). This is an initiative of the Project “Silent books: from the world to Lampedusa and back”. IBBY volunteers are warmly invited to take part in the continuing development of the IBBY library in Lampedusa, which was inaugurated … Continue reading Call for Volunteers for the IBBY Camp Lampedusa, Italy

Australian nominees for the Hans Christian Andersen Awards 2020

IBBY Australia is proud to announce the names of the Australian nominees for the Hans Christian Andersen Awards 2020: Ann James (for Illustration) and Libby Gleeson (for Writing). Ann James, AM is one of Australia’s best loved and most respected picture book artists. Since publishing her first book, A Pet for Mrs Arbuckle (1981), by … Continue reading Australian nominees for the Hans Christian Andersen Awards 2020