Perceived cultural resistance and inadequate marketing to international audiences can mean that children’s picture books lag in translation on the world stage.
Driven by ‘a responsibility to encourage children to want to read and learn,’ Badr Ward and his Lamsa team offer a multimedia app for Arabic-language kids and parents.
Victoria Aveyard, American author of ‘The Red Queen’ wins the ‘Buxtehuder Bulle,’ Germany’s most renowned prize for young people’s literature.
A platform on which children’s can borrow and read ebooks, BookBites integrates visual elements and tracking tools to encourage reading and book discovery.
From ‘the push and pull’ of screen time to millennial parents, Nielsen’s children’s books summit promises to interweave data and discussion.
Illustrator, author, and campaigner Sarah McIntyre has proved a powerful voice for the past 18 months in the campaign to bring more visibility and credit to book illustrators.
‘Programming is a mean of self-expression, just like Lego and crayons,’ according to Finland’s Linda Liukas on her international children’s book hit, ‘Hello Ruby.’
Publishers reportedly are concerned by education ministry plans to buy fewer books for schools, expected to result in the lowest levels of such purchases in five years.
Contrasts and comparisons, challenges and opportunities: a group of English-language children’s book editors share their observations of the Germany market following their summer German Book Office tour.
Princeton University Library has digitized 47 Russian children’s books as part of its Cotsen Children’s Library of international literature for young readers.