News from USBBY’s March Update

NEWS ABOUT GLOBAL BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS:

IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) Regional Conference, October 16-18, 2015 in NYC:  The call for proposals to present a poster session at the IBBY Regional Conference in New York is now available on the USBBY (United States Board on Books for Young People) website.  The deadline for submission is May 1.  Details about the conference and registration material are also on the website (www.usbby.org).

International Children’s Book Day is April 2:  The USBBY website (www.usbby.org) has information about this year’s day and a resource guide with many ideas for ways to celebrate it.  The poster is available as a download on the site.  Some ideas for ways to celebrate include:  create a display of global children’s literature or books from the Outstanding International Books list;  feature a global author in a display; organize a book discussion of a global book; invite a local author or storyteller who has written a global book or is knowledgeable about global literature.

Toronto International Storytelling Festival Mar. 19-29 (www.torontostorytellingfestival.ca/site/)

Among the storytellers are international authors Bob Barton, Elizabeth Laird, Emma Donoghue, and Itah Sadu.

NEWS ABOUT GLOBAL BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS:

IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) Regional Conference, October 16-18, 2015 in NYC:  The call for proposals to present a poster session at the IBBY Regional Conference in New York is now available on the USBBY (United States Board on Books for Young People) website.  The deadline for submission is May 1.  Details about the conference and registration material are also on the website (www.usbby.org).

International Children’s Book Day is April 2:  The USBBY website (www.usbby.org) has information about this year’s day and a resource guide with many ideas for ways to celebrate it.  The poster is available as a download on the site.  Some ideas for ways to celebrate include:  create a display of global children’s literature or books from the Outstanding International Books list;  feature a global author in a display; organize a book discussion of a global book; invite a local author or storyteller who has written a global book or is knowledgeable about global literature.

Toronto International Storytelling Festival Mar. 19-29 (www.torontostorytellingfestival.ca/site/)

Among the storytellers are international authors Bob Barton, Elizabeth Laird, Emma Donoghue, and Itah Sadu.

2014 Canadian Children’s  Book Centre Awards: 

The TD Canadian Children’s Literature AwardThe Man with the Violin written by Kathy Stinson and illustrated by Dušan Petričić (Annick Press) 

Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award: How To by Julie Morstad (Simply Read) 

Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-FictionThe Last Train: A Holocaust Story by Rona Arato (Owlkids)

Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction For Young People: Graffiti Knight by Karen Bass (Pajama Press)

John Spray Mystery AwardWho I’m Not by Ted Staunton (Orca) 

Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy:  Sorrow’s Knot by Erin Bow ( Levine/Scholastic)

Tall Tales and Short Tales: The Art of Uri Shulevitz:  The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts, will feature an exhibit of the works of Uri Shulevitz in celebration of his 80th birthday,  March 14 – June 14, 2015. This award winning author/illustrator was born in Poland, lived in France and Israel before emigrating to the United States.  Many of his books have international themes and settings.

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