Both the winning illustrator and author are given more than $600 in books to donate to their local libraries, as well as more than $6,300 in cash.
In an enlightening exchange of questions and answers, a German and Singaporean editor trade insights on their markets’ opportunities and challenges.
From VietnamNet Bridge: Children’s Day in Vietnam has been welcomed by new releases and collected works from publishers of young people’s literature.
‘My favorite page is the one with the butterflies,’ says Lilli in her video review of ‘Greta Go-Lucky’, a German book ready for grown-up rights buyers.
Calling books ‘an important piece of building a better future,’ McDonald’s Canada partners with children’s publisher Kids Can Press in a book promotion.
At the Tehran Times: Media access leads Iran’s young readers to want more complexity in fiction, say publishers, and ‘slightly altered’ translation.
In one of her books, Fauzia Minallah says, ‘the sky is filled with so much light that the people are able to see their own mistakes.’
Four years in, Sofia’s reading-promotion effort fields a quartet of prizes. And Bath-based industry player Sam Missingham opens a book recommendation site.
From Gulf News: ‘There’s a need to bring children back to books,’ says one author, while another points to publishers’ reticence to promote area folktales.
As suggested by the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival’s slogan, ‘Discover a Lifelong Friend,’ Ahmed Al Ameri sees early-age immersion as crucial.