Books Without Words

Books Without Words

Twenty years ago, in 1999, when I was Books Editor of Practical Parenting magazine, I wrote a ‘Bookshelf’ feature on wordless picturebooks (also known as ‘silent books’) for under-5s. It included Peter Collington’s The Tooth Fairy (1995), Quentin Blake’s Clown (1995)...
The Migrations Exhibition Hosted by ICPBS

The Migrations Exhibition Hosted by ICPBS

The Migrations Exhibition is the brainchild of illustration lecturers from the International Centre for the Picture Book in Society (ICPBS) at the University of Worcester, our colleagues in nomination process for the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava.   The...
IBBY Honour List Event Celebration

IBBY Honour List Event Celebration

Last’s week celebration of IBBY UK's Honour List was very special. The IBBY Honour List is a biennial selection of outstanding, recently published books, honouring writers, illustrators and translators from IBBY member countries. It is one of the many ways through...
IBBY Congress, Athens, 2018

IBBY Congress, Athens, 2018

IBBY Athens was my fourth IBBY Congress. Attending an IBBY Congress is hugely enriching on a personal level, but the networks and the level of engagement with colleagues around the world also helps us do a better job of running IBBY in the UK. It reinforces how...
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...