IBBY Worldwide

As a member of IBBY UK you are part of an enthusiastic and inspiring family of children’s book enthusiasts from around the world. It is one of 70+ National Sections with members on every continent. IBBY was founded by the visionary, Jella Lepman, in the aftermath of the Second World War in the belief that children’s books have the power both to transform children’s lives and to increase international understanding.


Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature (ISSN 0006 7377) is a refereed journal published quarterly by IBBY.

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IBBY Projects

IBBY Projects As part of its belief that every child has the right to become reader, IBBY and its sponsors and donors, provide funding for several reading development projects. Children in Crisis The IBBY Children in Crisis Fund provides support for children whose...

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Books Collections

International Books Collections IBBY has established several collections of children’s books, each with its own emphasis. These include a biennial Honour List of the best books from around the world; a list on books for or about disabled children; wordless book...

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International Awards

International Awards Since its founding in 1953, IBBY has grown in the number of awards and projects it supports and in their geographical spread. All these awards and projects share the goal of encouraging quality children’s literature and upholding the right of...

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IBBY World Congress

IBBY World Congress The IBBY International Congress brings together IBBY members and people from all over the world that are involved with children's books and with the promotion of reading. Each congress is an excellent occasion to make contacts, to exchange ideas...

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IBBY Organisations

IBBY Organisation The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) is a non-profit organisation which represents an international network of people from all over the world. IBBY UK is just one of IBBY’s 70+ national sections in countries from Afghanistan to...

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