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No. 10 (March 2010) Contents & Summaries of some articles

Contents

Frontispiece
Foreword Yukiko Saito 1
Highlights of 2009
Exhibition "All Aboard ! For a Trip around Books on Vehicles" Exhibition team 3
On the Exhibition "All Aboard ! For a Trip around Books on Vehicles" : materials lent from the Railway Museum Michio Sato 6
Exhibition "Palette of Dream Colours IV: Winning Works of the 16th Noma Concours for Picture Book Illustrations from Asia, Africa, and Latin America" Exhibition team 8
Exhibition "Children's Books link the World -Hans Christian Andersen Award 2008 & IBBY Honour List 2008" Exhibition team 10
"Book Castle," a place to link books, children and adults Fumiko Ganzenmüller 11
Conference on library services for children FY2009: realities and challenges of supporting public libraries Children's Services Division 15
Report on the ILCL Lecture Series on Children's Literature -When and what to encounter: from picture books for babies to young adult books Planning and Cooperation Division 19
When and what to encounter: two days of the ILCL Lecture Series on Children's Literature FY2009 Takeo Miyakawa 20
New addition to Picture Book Gallery - "Kodomo no Kuni magazine article search" Planning and Cooperation Division 22
International exchange
International exchange programs with the National Library for Children and Young Adults in Korea
1. Mutual visit program with the National Library for Children and Young Adults in Korea Yoshimi Amino 23
2. A small exhibition exchange program "Korean children's favorite books: the books chosen by the National Library for Children and Young Adults" Children's Services Division 24
People working to raise a nation of readers: visit to Rome and Milan Naoko Kobayashi 26
Research reports
Children's books in Thailand Yoriko Takeuchi 28
Israeli children's literature Natsuu Motai 33
ILCL activity report 38
ILCL in figures 48
Schedule 53
ILCL user guide 54

Summaries of some articles

On the Exhibition "All Aboard! For a Trip around Books on Vehicles" : materials lent from the Railway Museum

By Michio Sato

From July 2009 to February 2010, the ILCL held the exhibition, "All Aboard! For a Trip around Books on Vehicles." In this essay, Michio Sato, the supervisor of the exhibition, describes materials displayed for the audience's reference: a model car and train, materials about past school trips, and teaching materials made by the former Transportation Museum.

"Book Castle," a place to link books, children and adults

By Fumiko Ganzenmüller

Fumiko Ganzenmüller was a staff member of the East Asian division, International Youth Library (IJB), one of the biggest children's libraries in the world. For years, she collected and classified children's books and arranged many exhibitions and events, cooperating with other related institutions. In this essay, she reviews the circumstance leading up to the foundation of the IJB and introduces its various multifaceted and experimental activities.

When and what to encounter: two days of the ILCL Lecture Series on Children's Literature FY2009

By Takeo Miyakawa

Takeo Miyakawa, a visiting scholar at the National Diet Library, has been working in the ILCL since 2008. This essay is about the two-day ILCL Lecture Series on Children's Literature in 2009 and his new attempts as the supervisor of the lecture.

Children's books in Thailand

By Yoriko Takeuchi

Yoriko Takeuchi is one of the leading researchers of Thai children's books. In 2008, as Adjunct Researcher of the ILCL, she made a list of recommended Thai children's books and related materials. In this essay, she describes the history of reading promotion activities for children in Thailand and surveys the past and present situation of children's books, referring to the recent book fair.

Israeli children's literature

By Natsuu Motai

In 2008, Natsuu Motai, Adjunct Researcher of the ILCL, evaluated the Israeli and Hebrew children's books in the ILCL and made a list of her recommendations for future purchase. In this essay, she describes children's literature prizes and reading promotion activities in Israel, showing the characteristics of Israeli children's books and giving useful information sources about them.