Barbro Lindgren. Photo: Stefan Tell

Seminar in Istanbul on children’s rights and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

On December 4th the Swedish Consulate General in Istanbul hosted a presentation of Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention...

Reading promotion competition Children and Books has opened

Now is the time for teachers in Stockholm’s schools to sign up for the competition En bok i världsklass (A world of books). The competition aims to...
Photo: Salikon

Astrid Lindgren’s War Diaries 1939-1945 will be published next year

Today Salikon Publishing House published the news that Astrid Lindgren’s War Diaries will be published in May, 2015. During the entire war, Astrid Lindgren kept diaries where she wrote of everyday life in Stockholm, of the world events and of the actions of the Swedish...

Jury member Annika Edlund awarded the Minerva Prize

Children’s librarian and literary educator Annika Edlund has been announced as recipient of Umeå County’s Minerva Prize, which rewards practitioners or promoters of cultural activities related primarily to Västerbotten, in the north of Sweden. This is the...

Nominations for 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award announced today

The list of nominees for the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) was announced today at the Frankfurt Book Fair by Boel Westin, the incoming chair of the ALMA jury. The list includes 50...

Jury member Anna Höglund awarded the Nils Holgersson-plaque

Today the Swedish Library Association announced Anna Höglund as the recipient of this year’s Nils Holgersson-plaque for her book “Om detta talar man endast med kaniner” (approx. Things you only talk about with rabbits”).

Nominated Candidates for 2015 to be revealed on October 9th

On 9 October, the nominees for the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) are presented at the international Frankfurt Book Fair.  The list of candidates is presented by Boel Westin...

Watch video from Göteborg Book Fair 2014

On September 25, 2014, Barbro Lindgren participated in a public program at the Göteborg Book Fair.

Meet Barbro Lindgren at Göteborg Book Fair September 25

Barbro Lindgren will partipate in an extensive program at the Göteborg Book Fair on Thursday September 25. The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award will presented by an exhibition in Hall A, Ung scen. Welcome!

ALMA to the IBBY Congress in Mexico City

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award will participate in the international IBBY Congress in Mexico City  September 10-13. The Congress gathers more than 130 speakers from 50 different countries; including  David Almond, Daniel Goldin...

Hello there, Katarina Kieri

Katarina Kieri is member of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award jury since July 1st. Her body of work encompasses novels, poetry and short stories for children, young adults and adults. Initially she intended to write only poetry, but she later felt increasingly drawn to the prose medium.
Boel Westin. Photo: Eva Dalin

Hello there, Boel Westin

Boel Westin is Professor of Literature at Stockholm University, specializing in children’s and young adult literature, as well as researcher and literary critic. Since July 1 she is Chairman of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award jury.

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chicagonow.com: Amazing Awesome List of Best Chapter Books for Kids
19/12-14, 01:30
Presenting Portrait of an Adoption's most amazing list of chapter books for kids! The background on this list? My young daughter, who is a voracious reader, recently finished all seven of the Harry...
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publishersweekly.com: 'One Hundred Famous Children's Books': A Grolier Club Exhibition
19/12-14, 00:10
The trouble with preserving children's books as artifacts from the past is that they are often shown so much love by the children who read them that they are no longer in mint condition. This...
Link: publishersweekly.com
iexaminer.org: THE MISSING PICTURE: Where are Asians in children's books today?
18/12-14, 23:55
Asian American young readers often ask us: "Why don't I see anyone like me in books?"
Link: iexaminer.org
jeanlittlelibrary.blogspot.com: Read, Read, Read, said the Baby: Mine by Shutta Crum, illustrated by Patrice Barton
18/12-14, 15:39
[This review was previously published and has been edited] I purchased this as a picture book, but when I received a review copy of it in board book format, I thought it was even more brilliant!...
Link: jeanlittlelibrary.blogspot.com
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