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No. 8 (March 2008) Contents & Summaries of some articles

Contents

Frontispiece
Foreword Yukiko Saito 1
Highlights of 2007
Dealing with Science: Exhibition "Look up at the sky: Children's Books on the Sun, Moon and Stars" Exhibition team 3
Exhibition "Palette of Dream Colours Ⅲ -Winning Works of the 15th Noma Concours for Picture Book Illustrations from Asia, Africa and Latin America" Exhibition team 6
Lecture meeting : "Children's Books and Services in a Multicultural World" inviting Ms. Patricia Aldana, President of IBBY Planning and Cooperation Division 8
Conference on library services for children FY2007: Present situation and problems of library services for children Children's Services Division 11
Meet your favorite books!: Small exhibitions in the Children's Library and the Meet the World of ILCL Mariko Ishikawa 15
Report on the ILCL Lecture Series on Children's Literature -Pleasure of picture books: development of American picture books- Planning and Cooperation Division 16
New addition to Picture Book Gallery -"Modernism in the Picture Book: Art in Daily Life" Planning and Cooperation Division 18
World topics
The situation of children’s literature in Poland today Masatoshi Kohara 19
Children’s literature in the Netherlands and Belgium today Etsuko Nozaka 24
From an encounter at the Bologna Children's Book Fair Aki Fujishiro 29
The situation of children's literature publication and services for children in Egypt and Iran Kimiko Sakai 30
Research reports
Kodansha's picture books on knowledge published in World War Ⅱ Shin'ichi Yoshida 33
ILCL activity report 38
ILCL in figures 47
Schedule 52
ILCL user guide 53

Summaries of some articles

The situation of children's literature in Poland today

By Masatoshi Kohara

In 2004, Masatoshi Kohara, Adjunct Researcher of the ILCL, evaluated the Polish children's books in the ILCL and made a list of his recommendations.
In this essay, he talks about the work and mentions the situation of publishing children's literature in Poland today, the campaign to promote reading and the book list of their recommendations.

Children's literature in the Netherlands and Belgium today

By Etsuko Nozaka

In 2004 and 2005, Etsuko Nozaka, Adjunct Researcher of the ILCL, evaluated the Dutch and Belgian children's books in the ILCL and made a list of her recommendations.
In this essay, she talks about the work. She also mentions children's literature in the Netherlands and Belgium today from the point of the prizes, the research institutions, the linguistic characteristics, the publishing situation, and the studies.

Kodansha's picture books on knowledge published in World WarⅡ

By Shin'ichi Yoshida

The ILCL has every volume of Kodansha's picture books which Shin'ichi Yoshida enjoyed in his childhood during World War Ⅱ.
He puts high value on picture books of knowledge and picture books of old stories among Kodansha's picture books. In this essay, he introduces picture books of knowledge by carrying quotations from the text on flowers, birds, children's games and scenes of Tokyo.