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...
A Place at the Table

A Place at the Table

'A Place at the Table' provides a unique space for children's book publishers (and other parties) to come together in order to explore ways of effecting real change, share good practice and commit to specific practical action on inclusion and diversity. On Tuesday 6...
Happily Ever After…

Happily Ever After…

The IBBY/NCRCL annual conference for 2017, Happily Ever After: The Evolution of Fairy Tales Across Time and Culture, was held on Saturday November 11 at the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education, near London’s Waterloo Road. The first speaker was Vanessa Joosen...