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IBBY Congress Day Four

The final day began with Jamila Gavin, Elizabeth Laird, and Beverley Naidoo and then moved on to a brilliant session of storytellers: Dashdondog Jamba, Sonia Nimr and Michael Harvey.  Michael Harvey did a wonderful story in English and Welsh, Sonia Nimr did an Iranian one that was especially funny, and Dashdondog … Continue reading

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IBBY Congress Day Three

The day began (for me as there was an early bird session I didn’t attend) with the one and only Shan Tan. He spoke about critical literacy, how feelings and ideas go hand in hand in good art. “Don’t try … Continue reading

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IBBY Congress Day Two

The day opened with a talk on “Why Translate Children’s Books?” by Emer O’Sullivan followed by a conversation about translation between two writers, Bart Moeyaert and Aidan Chambers.  Said Aiden, “Translation is a political act.” I went to a session on historical representation (not a … Continue reading

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IBBY Congress Day One

The IBBY International Congress was fantastic and unlike anything I have done before. Because of my lifelong interest in international issues  I have long been a member of USBBY and attended their events at NCTE and ALA,  but this was my … Continue reading

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An IBBY Wonderland

If you are interested in international children’s books (hopefully you all are!) and able to make it to New York this October, I urge you to consider attending the 11th Annual IBBY Regional Conference, “Through the Looking Glass: Exploring the … Continue reading

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IBBY, Matilda, Beatrix, and Me

I’m heading to London next month post-Olympics for IBBY*’s annual International Congress. While I’ve long known of this remarkable annual event this is the first year I’ve been able to attend and I’m very excited indeed.  Here’s how the theme … Continue reading

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Gentleman Bill Teale

I am remembering the intelligent, kind, pensive, thoughtful, quiet actor, beautiful, wonderful Bill Teale. I knew him first as a smart leader in the field of literacy education, later as a fellow mascot to the 2002 Newbery Committee (we both … Continue reading

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My Trip to England 2012

Here are links to all the posts about my recent trip. Long Sweltering London Day London Day Two: Dennis Severs and Matilda Bunnies and Butties IBBY Congress Day One IBBY Congress Day Two IBBY Congress Day Three IBBY Congress Day Four Oxford, the … Continue reading

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Bunnies and Butties

The IBBY Congress offered several pre and post tours and I was delighted to see one for the Lake District, long a place I’d wanted to visit for all its literary sites.  The group was also an attraction as it … Continue reading

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Congratulations to María Teresa Andruetto and Peter Sís for their 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Awards

Press release from IBBY: The Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) announces that María Teresa Andruetto from Argentina is the winner of the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Author Award and Peter … Continue reading

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