Attending the LBF? Don’t Forget About the Children!

In Children's by Dennis Abrams

London Book Fair Childrens

By Dennis Abrams

It’s time for the London Book Fair, and organizers promise that the Children and YA Zone is going to be the best one yet.

What’s going in to making this year’s event so special?

To start, over 100 exhibitors from around world — see the complete exhibitor list of children’s publishers at the fair this year.

The Children’s Innovation Theater program (PDF), offers publishers a great place to showcase their latest innovations. Featured will be sessions on case studies, demonstrations on children’s and YA products, discussions and networking possibilities for everyone working in children’s publishing.

And the Love Learning Seminar Stream which will provide an impressive array of speakers from around the world with over 250 seminars and events. Participating organizations include Piccadilly Press, Simba Information, and Hot Key Books.

Finally, on Wednesday, April 17, award-winning children’s writer Liz Pichon will be welcomed as Children’s Author of the Day.

On Thursday afternoon, from 2 to 4 p.m. Publishing Perspectives‘ Editor-in-chief Edward Nawotka will be hosting the The LBF Illustrator’s Afternoon, a matchmaking session for aspiring illustrators with prominent publishing art directors.

About the Author

Dennis Abrams

Dennis Abrams is a contributing editor for Publishing Perspectives, responsible for news, children's publishing and media. He's also a restaurant critic, literary blogger, and the author of "The Play's The Thing," a complete YA guide to the plays of William Shakespeare published by Pentian, as well as more than 30 YA biographies and histories for Chelsea House publishers.