Call for Nominations: IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award 2020

  IBBY South Africa calls on all southern African literacy organisations to apply for the IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award. For more information on the award, please see the following message from Ahmad Redza Ahmad Khairuddin, President of the 2020 IBBY Reading Promotion Award Jury: “The Award is given biennially to a group or institution, which by […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]