This year’s ICBD official sponsorship was awarded to USBBY (the United States Board on Books for Young People) which serves as the U.S. national section of IBBY (the International Board on Books for Young People) which promotes international understanding and good will through books for children and adolescents.
Spreading the joy of books around the world is easy and doable.Just check out USBBY’s blog for easy-to-replicate programs for readers, writers, teachers and parents.
The website also offers links to USBBY’S 2013 Outstanding International Books List which recognizes books originally published outside the U.S. and now available from U.S. publishers.
International children’s book creators also took front and center this past weekend in Paris at the first-ever internatonal SCBWI Europolitan Conference, “Vive la Creativite.”Check out the SCBWIEUROCON blog for updates from participants and their tweets too. The Conference hashtag is #SCBWIEuroCon.
Of course, don’t forget: TeachingAuthors offers a Children’s Book of the Day from the International Children’s Digital Library every day!Just work your way down our blog page’s right-hand border.
And, be sure to return Wednesday to try your hand at our Wednesday Writing Workout, created by Dutch TeachingAuthor Mina Witteman, SCBWI-Netherlands Regional Advisor
and a co-organizer of Eurocon.
Hint, hint: Mina recently attended the Grimm Symposium in the Efteling Fairytale Forest in the Netherlands which celebrated 200 years of Grimm fairytales.
Book Joy to all!
And, Happy Birthday, Mr. Andersen!