Meet the IYL at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2015!

The International Youth Library’s “White Ravens”
A conversation about the renowned recommendation list with

Junko Yokota (USA)
Director, Center for Teaching through Children’s Books
Catherine Mitchell (Canada)
Publishing Consultant
Jochen Weber (Germany)
Head of the IYL’s language sections Weiterlesen

Happy Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year to all of you on the first day of the Year of the Goat!
What are you supposed to do on the occasion of this most important of all Chinese Holidays? Let the story of little Maomao teach you:

Reunite with your family! Wait for your beloved Daddy to return home – you may not have seen him for one entire year, as he is building big houses in big cities somewhere far away from your little village.

tuanyuan_1Kiss and hug your Dad properly, even if you don’t recognize him, looking haggard and exhausted, and even if his beard scratches your face. At New Year’s Eve, clean your house and yourself, get a haircut and – if you are a Dad – shave your scratchy beard off, pretty please! Put on the new clothes Dad brought from the big city, the only presents he might be able to afford.


Books and Social Media – Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2013

This year, the International Youth Library again attended the Children’s Book Fair in Bologna, which took place from 25th until 28th March 2013. The fair is the most important international get-together for professionals involved in children’s publishing. And for us, it is a great honour to be part of this exciting event! Each year we present our selection of “The White Ravens”, books of international interest that deserve a wider reception on account of their universal theme and/or their exceptional style.

Over the years it has become clear that no other event is more inspiring and stimulating than this fair and we hoped that in the field of ‘Social Media for Book People’, the fair would be the hot spot for exchanges within the virtual community. Weiterlesen