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No. 14 (September 2014) Contents & Summaries of some articles

Contents

Frontispiece
Foreword Takehiko Sato 1
Research reports
Mongolian children's books Noriko Tsuda 3
Death in children's books: focusing on The White Ravens and winners/nominees of the German Children's Literature Award Reina Nakano 13
Overseas research report: children's book institutions in Europe and their activities Daisuke Hirasawa 24
Column
"Nursery rhyme and picture book hour for little children" in the ILCL Naomi Omori 33
Highlights
Children's service workshop FY 2013 Children's Services Division 36
Exhibition: The World through Picture Books – Librarians' favourite books from their country Yumi Tobita 40
Japanese Picture Books in the 21st Century: a selection for three exhibition cases Yukiko Hiromatsu 43
International exchange
The 79th IFLA General Conference Yumi Tobita 46
Mutual visit program with the National Library for Children and Young Adults in Korea Akiko Hashizume 48
Lecture: The writing and publication of children's literature in Turkey Planning and Cooperation Division 51
The list of foreign visitors and guests Planning and Cooperation Division 54
Column
Picture books in Sinhalese: a bridge between Sri Lanka and Japan Aki Fujishiro 55
The list of events and activities ; April,2013-March,2014 58
ILCL activity report 60
ILCL in figures 76
ILCL user guide 80

Summaries of some articles

Mongolian children's books

By Noriko Tsuda

In 2013, translator Noriko Tsuda made a list of recommended Mongolian children's books and related materials. This article consists of three parts: books from the mid-1920s to the mid-1950s, books from the mid-1950s to 1989, and books published after 1990. She describes the development of Mongolian children's literature, publishing, and activities promoting reading during a period of great social change until the present.

Death in children's books: focusing on The White Ravens and winners/nominees of the German Children's Literature Award

By Reina Nakano

Part-time ILCL researcher Reina Nakano made a survey of how death is represented in children's books worldwide during her stay as a research fellow at the Internationale Jugendbibliothek in Munich in summer 2012 and 2013. She is primarily interested in works that treat the topic of death in the unique and imaginative way. In this article, she introduces several such books from a list of books annually selected by the language specialists at the library ("The White Ravens") and winners/nominees of the German Children's Literature Award.

Overseas research report: children's book institutions in Europe and their activities

By Daisuke Hirasawa

From February to March 2014, ILCL staff member Daisuke Hirasawa visited more than 20 European institutes and libraries specializing children's books and surveyed their activities. In this report, he presents an overview of the Norsk Barnebokinstituttet (Oslo), Svenska barnboksinstitutet (Stockholm), Internationale Jugendbibliothek (Munich), and Centre national de la literature pour la jeunesse - La Joie par les livres (Paris).

Children's service workshop FY 2013

By Children's Services Division

The ILCL Children's Services Division held a workshop for librarians at public libraries serving children in 2014. During a Library Story Hour workshop led by Junko Shiozaki, a part-time lecturer at Keio University, a variety of approaches to effective story hour events was presented and the ILCL's story hour events were evaluated. This report presents commentary on the content, results, and significance of the workshop.

Japanese Picture Books in the 21st Century: a selection for three exhibition cases

By Yukiko Hiromatsu

In 2014, a new part was added to the ILCL exhibition Japanese Children's Literature: A History from the International Library of Children's Literature Collections. Picture book author and critic Yukiko Hiromatsu, who supervised the new exhibition, entitled Japanese Picture Books in the 21st Century, reports on the concept behind the exhibition, which focuses on the following three topics: picture books for babies, reimported/co-published picture books, and picture books published after the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Mutual visit program with the National Library for Children and Young Adults in Korea

By Akiko Hashizume

In 2013, current NDL staff member and former ILCL staff member Akiko Hashizume participated in a mutual visit program between the NDL and the National Library of Korea (NLK), during which she visited the National Library for Children and Young Adults in Korea. The National Library for Children and Young Adults is the only national children's library in Korea and provides support to local libraries as well as explores new ways of providing library services during the Age of Information and its trend toward fewer children. In this report, she introduces facilities, services, and various reading programs.