Discoveries at IYL: European picture books

Through the fellowship programme offered by the International Youth Library up to 15 scholars from around the world have the chance to work and research in our reading room. Today we would like to share with you the discoveries of Dr. Myra Garces-Bacsal from Singapore:

Dr. Myra Garces-Bacsal is an Assistan Professor and the Programme Leader of the Masters of Education in High Ability Studies at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Myra is a frequent guest at the International Youth Library and discovers new treasures on each of her stays here.

What did you discover?
I have been coming to visit the IYL since 2015, and one of the things that I often look forward to is discovering unknown-to-me artists and authors whose works have not been published in English-speaking countries. I have fallen deeply in love with the art of French illustrator Emmanuelle Houdart, as she celebrates beauty in the odd, the strange, the peculiar: Weiterlesen

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Discoveries at IYL: Brundibár

During their stay, our fellows make all kinds of discoveries. Let’s see what Thomas Crisp, Assistant Professor at Georgia State University, found:

What did you discover?
A copy of Brundibár signed by both Tony Kushner and Maurice Sendak

Brundibar, signed copy

What should readers know about this item? Why is this item significant in children’s literature?
Kushner and Sendak created the picturebook version of Brundibár at the same time in which they were involved in staging a production of the opera (written by Hans Kráska) at the Chicago Opera Theater. Sendak, who was working on the designs for the opera, requested Kushner write an English-language adaptation of Adolf Hoffmeister’s libretto and, later, the text for this picturebook. Weiterlesen

Treffen mit dem Sieger des „Premio Strega Ragazze e Ragazzi 2017“

Die italienische Jugendbuch-Jury der Internationalen Jugendbibliothek trifft auf der Internationalen Buchmesse in Turin den Sieger des Premio Strega Ragazze e Ragazzi 2017

Ein Beitrag von: Chiara Aquilani, Camilla Cadeggianini, Eleonora Costadura, Giorgio Fast, Jacopo Gabrysch

Zum 30. Mal fand in diesem Jahr die Internationale Buchmesse in Turin statt. Die Messe stand unter dem Thema „Jenseits von Grenzen“. Wir, die Mitglieder der Jury der Internationalen Jugendbibliothek, waren am 18. Mai zum ersten Mal dabei.

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Impressions of the Bologna Book Fair 2017 by Bahar Eshragh

I am so pleasantly happy that I had the opportunity to visit the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Visiting this Book Fair is truly a great booster and has encouraged me to continue my further research in translating for children. Bologna is not only a site of transaction, but also a home of cultural exchange. A place which hosts culturally, socially, and historically diverse communities who live together in “peace” in a short period of time, from 3 – 6 of April. It is also a place that any newcomer has a chance to meet prominent figures and broaden the horizons of his / her community. Weiterlesen

En boktroll på tur

Unsere Expertin für deutschsprachige und skandinavische Kinder- und Jugendliteratur, Ines Galling, besuchte die Høgskule på Vestlandet in Bergen und die Nordisk Barnebokkonferanse (NBBK) in Stavanger – ein Nachbericht.

Ich bin oft in Norwegen unterwegs, doch in den beiden Küstenstädten Bergen und Stavanger war ich schon seit längerem nicht. Deswegen war es natürlich extraschön, dort zu Gast zu sein: Bergen begrüßte mich zwar mit dem nicht unüblichen Regen, doch der neue Campus Kronstad, wo die Hochschule des Westlandes ihr Quartier bezogen hat, beeindruckte trotzdem:

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Bergen | Foto: IJB

Auf einem verlassenen Industrieareal errichtet, hat man die alten Gebäude zum Teil in den Neubau integriert und so tolle Veranstaltungsräume wie den „Fyrrommet“ geschaffen – mit loderndem Kamin und einladenden Sofas. Dort über die Geschichte und Aufgaben der IJB zu sprechen, war natürlich premium. Gekommen waren u. a. Studierende des Masterstudiengangs Kinder- und Jugendliteratur, Lehrende und Bibliothekare. Das Interesse an unserer Arbeit war groß – und es kam auch die Idee auf, vielleicht bald wieder eine Ausstellung von uns zu leihen: Vor einiger Zeit zeigten die Bergenser nämlich unsere Wanderausstellung „In 80 Karten um die Welt“ – und jetzt hatten sie die Ausstellung anlässlich meines Besuchs doch tatsächlich noch mal aufgebaut. Das war natürlich nicht nur premium, sondern megapremium! Weiterlesen

Interkulturalität, Migration und Flucht in der Literaturvermittlung

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img_2401Am 20.10.2016 waren wir zu Gast in Augsburg auf einer Fachtagung für Literatur- und Medienpädagogik mit dem Schwerpunkt „interkulturelle Erziehung“. Ziel unseres Vortrags mit Workshop zum Thema „Interkulturalität, Migration und Flucht in der Literaturvermittlung. Praxisbeispiele und Buchtipps aus der Internationalen Jugendbibliothek“ war es, Dozenten für Literatur- und Medienpädagogik an bayerischen Fachakademien für Sozialpädagogik über die Arbeit der Internationalen Jugendbibliothek in Bezug auf Interkulturalität und Mehrsprachigkeit zu informieren. Weiterlesen

Recipe from a children’s classic: Glumptions Globgobblers

Every last Saturday of the month we present a recipe we found in an international children’s or youth book. Today we would like to introduce tasty goodies, composed by Roald Dahl.

You will need for 24 pieces:

saucepan
food processor
frying pan
1 adult 😉
kitchen paper

125g AGlumptions Globgobblersrborio rice
2 skinless and boneless chicken breasts
1 tbsp /15ml) freshly grated ginger
1 tsp (5ml) medium curry powder
1 clove of garlic, crushed
3 tbsp (45ml) roughly chopped coriander
4 spring onions, sliced
4 tbsp (60ml) sweetcorn
½ tsp (2.5ml) salt
freshly ground black pepper
100ml light soy sauce
oil for deep-frying

What you need to do:

The traditional globgobbler, made somewhere near Mecca, is a delicious sweet. This variety, made in a secret undercover location miles away from Mecca, is a mouth-watering savoury treat.

1. Cook rice in 450ml of boiling salted water for 15 minutes and then rinse under cold running water until completely cold.

2. Place chicken breasts in food processor and blitz until smooth.

3. Add all the other ingredients, apart from soy sauce and oil. Blitz again for abaout 30 seconds.

4. Heat oil – about 2cm deep – in a frying pan. This would be the moment for an adult to help out.

5. While the adult is assisting you in the deep-frying department, rub a bit of cold oil on your hands and grab a walnut-sized piece of the glumptious mix. Roll it into a ball. Continue until all the mixture is used up.

6. Stand back and hand over the globgobblers to the deep-frying department. The head of this department will then fry them until golden brown all over.

7. Drain on kitchen paper and sprinkle lightly with salt. Use soy sauce as a dip.

We found this recipe in: „Roald Dahl’s Completely Revolting Recipes and other tasty treats!“, RANDOMHOUSE CHILDREN’S BOOKS, (ISBN 978-0-224-08342-3)
Thank you very much for the permission to use this recipe!