Exhibitions and Events

Children's books link the World - Hans Christian Andersen Award 2016 & IBBY Honour List 2016

The International Library of Children's Literature will hold an exhibition "Children's books link the World - Hans Christian Andersen Award 2016 & IBBY Honour List 2016."

There are about 200 books on display. For example, the books by the winners of the Hans Christian Andersen Award 2016, the books on the IBBY Honour List, and the Japanese translation of these titles which you can pick up and enjoy reading in this exhibition.

IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People), a non-profit organization which represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together, was founded in 1953.

The Hans Christian Andersen Award, referred to as the "Little Nobel Prize", is presented biennially to a living author and illustrator, whose complete works have made a lasting contribution to children's literature. In 2016, the winner of the author award was Cao Wenxuan (China) while the illustrator award went to Rotraut Susanne Berner (Germany).

The IBBY Honour List is a booklist made biennially by the national sections of IBBY from books recently published in each country. This list consists of three categories: writing, illustration and translation, which represent their national children's literature. In 2016, 173 works were selected from countries and regions. From Japan, "Atarashii ko ga kite" by Joko Iwase was selected for writing, "Kibou no bokujo" by Hisanori Yoshida was selected for illustration and "Haaremu no tatakau honya. Ruisu Misho no shogai" (Orig. English: No Crystal Stair by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson) by Masaru Harada for translation.

Children's books link the World - Hans Christian Andersen Award 2016 & IBBY Honour List 2016
Date From August 1, 2017 (Tue.) to August 20, 2017 (Sun.)
Closed August 7, August 11, August 14, August 16
Hours 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Venue Brick building 3F Museum, International Library of Children's Literature (Ueno Park) [ACCESS]
Admission Free