What is IBBY?

The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) is a non-profit organization which represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together.

Our Mission

  • Promote international understanding through children's books
  • Give children everywhere the opportunity to have access to books with high literary and artistic standards
  • Encourage the publication and distribution of quality children's books, especially in developing countries
  • Provide support and training for those involved with children and children's literature
  • Stimulate research and scholarly works in the field of children's literature
  • Protect and uphold the Rights of the Child according to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

If we believe that children’s books unite us rather than divide us, then IBBY UK is where you need to go.

S.F. Said

About IBBY

The International Board on Books for Young People is a unique international alliance of everyone interested in children’s literature: academics, librarians, writers, illustrators, publishers, teachers, literacy workers, booksellers, parents and others.

Registered Office: 71 Addiscombe Court Road, Croydon, CR0 6TT
The IBBY UK Section is a Company Limited by Guarantee: Company number 7892957; Registered Charity number 1145999.

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