Touring Collections

IBBY’s international activities include the creation of a number of special collections which are available for national sections to borrow. In 2015 IBBY UK began a programme of hosting these collections and sharing them with partner organisations.

Please contact info@ibby.org.uk if you are interested in hosting one of these exhibitions.

IBBY Honour List

The IBBY Honour List is a biennial selection of outstanding, recently published books, honouring writers, illustrators and translators from IBBY member countries.

IBBY UK organises a tour of the books nominated for outstanding illustration in the Honour List.

The 2016 Collection toured to:

  • Brighton University School of Education Curriculum Centre
  • Roehampton University Library
  • Cambridge University, Homerton College Library
  • Seven Stories, Newcastle
  • Plymouth School Library Service
  • Portsmouth University School of Art and Design

The 2014 Collection toured to:

Outstanding books for Young People with Disabilities

The IBBY Collection of Outstanding books for Young People with Disabilities located at the Toronto Public Library features a large international selection of books for and about young people with disabilities. The books are chosen by the IBBY National Sections, as well as by independent experts and publishers.

IBBY UK organises a tour of the outstanding books for and about young people with disabilities. nominated by IBBY UK. The 23 books nominated by IBBY UK in 2017 are available to tour in 2018. Please contact info@ibby.org.uk for more information.

An exhibition of the 2015 collection toured several venues in the UK in 2016 including:

  • The Story Museum, Oxford
  • The Hive, Worcester;
  • Seven Stories, Newcastle
  • Brighton University School of Education.

Silent Books

In response to the needs of refugees landing on the island of Lampedusa and of the island's residents, IBBY Italy created a collection of wordless picture books that could be understood and enjoyed by children regardless of language.

In 2017 IBBY UK has brought the 2013 Silent Book collection to the UK to these venues:

Seven Stories, Newcastle
University College London Institute of Education
Homerton College Cambridge
Brighton University Curriculum Centre
Scottish Book Trust
Glasgow University

About IBBY

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