Children's books link the World - Hans Christian Andersen Award 2018 & IBBY Honour List 2018

The International Library of Children's Literature will hold an exhibition "Children's books link the World - Hans Christian Andersen Award 2018 & IBBY Honour List 2018."

There are about 200 books on display. For example, the books by the winners of the Hans Christian Andersen Award 2018, 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 is presented biennially to a living author and illustrator, whose complete works have made a lasting contribution to children's books. In 2018, the winner of the author award was Eiko Kadono (Japan) while the illustrator award went to Igor Oleynikov (Russia).

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 books. In 2018, 191 works were selected from 61 countries. From Japan, Furadan (Hula boys) by Kazue Furuuchi was selected for writing, Domu gatari (Dome story) by Koji Suzuki was selected for illustration and Oshizukani, chichi ga hirune shite orimasu: Yudaya no minwa (Please be quiet my father is taking a nap. Orig. Hebrew: Stories by various authors) by Natsuu Motai for translation.

Children's books link the World - Hans Christian Andersen Award 2018 & IBBY Honour List 2018
Date From August 6, 2019 (Tue.) to September 8, 2019 (Sun.)
Closed Mondays, National holidays and August 21 (Wed.)
Hours 9:30 - 17:00
Venue Brick Building 3F Museum, International Library of Children's Literature (Ueno Park) [ACCESS]
Admission Free