Bookbird contents 4 / 2012

Editorial by Roxanne Harde


Hans Christian Andersen Award Winners 2012

Peter Sís: Artist of Freedom by Constance Vidor

María Tersa Andruetto: A Literature without Adjectives by Beatriz Alcubierre Moya


Hans Christian Andersen Award Shortlist 2012

Mohammed Ali Baniasadi: History and Innovation by Bahram Kalhornia

The "Preposterousness" of John Burningham: Complexity made Accessible by Lydia Kokkola

Roger Mello: Time and Transformations by Erin Peters and Samantha Christiansen

Javier Zabala: A Nonconformist in Spanish Childrens' Literature Illustration by Laura Viñas Valle and Nieves Martin Rogero

Paul Fleischman: Affirmation of Hope and Community by Joan V. Gallos

Jean-Claude Mourlevat: Life's Great Battles by Alice Brière-Haquet

Bart Moeyaert: Sensual Appeal and Difficult Issues by Vanessa Joosen

Bianca Pitzorno: Imagination and Feminism by Melissa Garavini



Graphic Novels and Multimodal Literacy: A High School Study with American Born Chinese by Heidi Hammond

Games Inside Books for Young Children by Meni Kanatsouli

Children's Agency for Taking Action by Kathy Short


Children & Their Books

Promoting Literacy in Southeast Asia: SIPAR Helps Cambodian Children Discover the Joys of Reading by Aurélie Giraud and Socheata Huot

Abuelas Cuentacuentos: The Storytelling Grandmothers of Argentina by Pamela Jewett



Liu Xianping: A Literary Call for an Ecological Conscience by Tan Xudong and Anthony Pavlik


Reviews of Secondary Literature

Bridges to Understanding: Envisioning the World Through Children's Book, edited by Linda Pavonetti

Fille d'albums, les representations du feminine dans l'album, by Nelly Charol-Gagne

Emergent Literacy: Children's Books from 0 to 3, edited by Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer

Child & Picture: Children's Book Illustration in Iran. Vol. 1

Child & Picture: The Illustration Elements in Children's and YA Books. Vol. 2



Wake Me up when the war is Over by Abbas Jahangiryan

Per filo e per segno by Luisa Mattia

Just Like You and Me by Shahnaz Qayumi

Sora and the Cloud by Felicia Hoshino

Yami no Moribito by Nahoko Uehashi

The Agency: The Body at the Tower by Y.S. Lee

Bloodflower by Christine Hinwood


Focus IBBY

Celebrating ICBD in Australia

New IBBY Section: Azerbaijan

IBBY Honour List 2012

IBBY UK Annual Conference

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