East meets West at the 36th IBBY Congress

East meets West at the 36th IBBY Congress

Every two years IBBY Congress travels to a different country; England, Mexico, New Zealand are some previous destinations. This summer Greece was calling, with the theme East meets West around children’s books and fairy tales. As a proud Greek who lives in the UK and...
First Impressions of IBBY Worldwide Congress 2018

First Impressions of IBBY Worldwide Congress 2018

Kalimera!  I could do worse than start the day with peaches and Greek yoghurt, sitting on the terrace in the early morning sun.   Having arrived in Athens late the night before, this was my first opportunity to glimpse something of its landscape, and to meet the UK...
IBBY 36th International Conference

IBBY 36th International Conference

Arriving in Athens airport yesterday afternoon, I had no idea what to expect as I hopped on the Metro and made my way to meet the other IBBY UK delegates. Who was I going to meet at the conference? What talks would I get the opportunity to hear? What really happens at...
Speaking the Truth: A Fairy Tale Podcast

Speaking the Truth: A Fairy Tale Podcast

A podcast about the power of fairy tales supported by CLPE, IBBY UK and Tiny Owl Publishing.   Ann Lazim, librarian at the Centre of Literacy in Primary Education, talks to author Beverley Naidoo and fairytale specialist Jack Zipes about the magic and power of...
Q&A with author Melvin Burgess

Q&A with author Melvin Burgess

A blog by Hannah Kate about IBBY UK's recent Q&A with author Melvin Burgess at Manchester’s Portico Library. A Patron of The Portico Library, Melvin Burgess is an award-winning author of children's and young adult fiction. Often referred to as 'the godfather of teen...
Silent Books at Glasgow University

Silent Books at Glasgow University

Jennifer Farrar describes her sessions with students at Glasgow University using the IBBY Silent Books Collection. We weren’t entirely sure what to expect of the two grey crates of Silent Books when they arrived at Glasgow University’s School of Education. Would many...