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International Youth Literature Collection

The International Youth Literature Collection is a representative collection of children’s and young adult books, both translated and in their original language, that celebrate writing, visual style and design from outside of this country.

Bologna Children's Book Fair, March 6-9, 2023

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Bologna Children’s Book Fair is the premier annual meeting for the international children’s literature publishing and content industry. After two online editions hosted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, BCBF 2022 will return to an in-person format in its 59th year. As usual, Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2023 will be hosted at Bologna Fiere with the dates for the event being set as 6-9 March 2023.

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NYPL's World Literature Festival

The New York Public Library’s World Literature Festival, which runs April 12–30, 2021, celebrates books and writers from around the world and reflects the languages spoken in our communities. Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Week (April 12–18) and join the Library through the end of the month and beyond to discover special author talks in world languages, online events, our multilingual resources, what New Yorkers are reading in different languages, book recommendations, and more for all ages including Español (Spanish), 中文 (Chinese), Русский (Russian), বাংলা (Bengali), Français (French), and 日本語 (Japanese)—all free.        

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39th IBBY World Congress

The 39th IBBY World Congress will be held in Trieste, Italy from 30 August to 1 September 2024. The theme: Join the Revolution! Giving Every Child Good Books.


IBBY Regional Conference March 25, 2023

Sponsored by USBBY, the conference is an opportunity to enrich and expand our thinking about the international world of children and their books. They’ll explore books and topics that have the power to comfort, influence, change, and provide a broader perspective of the world’s conditions and challenges. 


IBBY Regional Meetings 2021-2023

IBBY International Board on Books for Young People

IBBY National Sections organize Regional Conferences to improve communication, networking, professional exchange and strengthen ties of friendship and cooperation between different Sections in the region.

Crowd Cast event with the translation team of the award winning Sato the Rabbit

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Want to learn more about the whimsical Sato the Rabbit series and the art of translating children’s literature? Join Michael and Shiz, in conversation with Enchanted Lion, in a live Crowdcast event happening Sunday, March 7, 4–5 pm ET (tickets available here)!

September is World KidLit Month


#World Kid Lit Month is a month to celebrate world literature for kids and teens, especially fiction and nonfiction translated to English from other languages.

Children's Book Fair Road Trip

Ahead of the 2022 edition, the Bologna Children’s Book Fair has embarked on a tour that is taking in book fairs all over the world, enabling face-to-face meetings once again with members of the professional community.

The Bologna Grand Tour

International Translation Day

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On 24 May 2017, the United National General Assembly adopted resolution 71/288 on the role of language professionals in connecting nations and fostering peace, understanding and development, and declared 30 September as International Translation Day.

September is the US National Translation Month

National Translation Month | Celebrating Writing in Translation each  September

If it’s September, it’s National Translation Month in the US. Time to celebrate translators and authors from around the world with exciting new selections of poetry and prose in translation, virtual and in-person readings, and social media campaigns.

2021 White Ravens List Anounced

The International Youth Library has announced the 2021 White Ravens Selection of International Children's and Youth Literature. Review the list here

The White Ravens 2021 - Internationale Jugendbibliothek

USBBY Outstanding International Books List Revealed, January 31



The USBBY  2022 Outstanding International Books List was announced in January. You can view the reveal here


2022 Batchelder Award Winners Announced

         Global Reading with World Kid Lit: A Look Back at World ...

Paula Holmes discusses the 2022 Batchelder winner in this article

'Read the World: Picture Books and Translation' Exhibition at the Eric Carle Museum. Thursday 3 February at 5pm UK time

The Centre for Book Cultures and Publishing at the University of Reading in partnership with Outside in World are delighted to announce the latest event in their seminar series on translation for children:

"Read the World: Picture Books and Translation" A Reading Library Exhibition at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book’s current library exhibition “Read the World: Picture Books and Translation" highlights the role of translators, showcases multilingual books, and introduces readers to recent English translations and their publishers. Join Professor Regina Galasso (UMass Amherst), Caroline Seitz (Amherst College), Education Director Courtney Waring (The Carle) and Literacy Educator David Feinstein (The Carle) as they share themes and highlights from the exhibition, and discuss their process curating and creating interpretive materials for young readers.

David Feinstein (The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art)
Regina Galasso (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Caroline Seitz (Amherst College)
Courtney Waring (The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art)

This online event is free and open to all. Please register your interest to receive the Zoom link here


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