Silent Books: Destination Lampedusa

In response to the waves of refugees from Africa and the Middle East arriving on the Italian island of Lampedusa, IBBY International launched the project “Silent Books, from the world to Lampedusa and back” in 2012. The project involved creating the first library on Lampedusa to be used by local and immigrant children. The second part […]

Phendulani Literary Quiz celebrates 10 years

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Phendulani Literary Quiz. Founded in 2008 by Marj Brown, Head of History at Roedean School, the Phendulani Quizzes take place all over the country and offer learners an incentive to read and engage with the world of stories. Brown started the quiz with two goals: improving literacy levels and […]

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Marilyn Honikman and Jaco Jacobs win at the 2018 South African Literary Awards

IBBY South Africa wishes to congratulate Marilyn Honikman and Jaco Jacobs as they are jointly awarded the inaugural Children’s Literature Award at the 2018 South African Literary Awards (SALAs) for their books There should have been five (Marilyn Honikman) and  Daar’s Nie ‘n Krokodil in Hierdie Boek Nie and Moenie Hierdie Boek Eet Nie (Jaco Jacobs) the last of which […]

Moenie Hierdie Boek Eet Nie! by Jaco Jacobs wins the Exclusive Books IBBY SA Award 2017

IBBY South Africa is proud to announce that MOENIE HIERDIE BOEK EET NIE! by Jaco Jacobs, illustrated by Zinelda McDonald and published by LAPA Publishers, is the winner of the 2017 Exclusive Books IBBY SA Award. Tracing back to 2007, this prize is awarded every two years to the writer and illustrator of the best children’s picture book […]

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Nami Concours Picture Book Contest 2019 call for submissions

The International Picture Book Illustration Concours, known as Nami Concours 2019 is now open for submissions until 31 August 2018. Organised every two years by Nami Island, Korea, the International Nami Concours aims to encourage artists’ creativity and contribute to the advancement of the quality of picture book illustrations.   Please follow and like us:

International conference: Tales of Age, September 13th and 14th in Ljubljana

The Slovenian section of IBBY is co-organizing an international conference Tales of Age: supported by the Slovenian national committee for UNESCO. The conference will take place on September 13th and 14th in Ljubljana. The aim of the conference is to bring together international experts from the fields of literature, life sciences and philosophy and to open a dialog on ageing […]

Call for Membership – IBBY South Africa

At the start of a new year IBBY South Africa calls on local literary enthusiasts to join them in bringing books to the young readers of South Africa.   The International Board of Books for Young People South Africa works to promote South African children’s and youth literature so that all children can experience the […]

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