When it came to looking for more world’s children literature news, I happened to find this article and was interested to see what the deal was on the fact that Australian children’s books becoming more political…

      With this first blog post, I happened to see this really interesting children’s literature festival that I felt was a great opportunity to share on the blog because it’s actually really interesting. The festival happens to be…

Title: The Bear Whispers to Me: The Story of a Bear and a Boy Author: Ying-Tai Chang Translator: Darryl Sterk Where the book was published first: China Version Publisher: Balestier Press, Edition 1 (May 15, 2015) Pages: 184 Pages When…

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a non profit organization who have been giving Book of the Year Awards since 1946. The Book of the Year Award is considered the most highly respected children’s book award in Australia….

This blog post looks at an article written by Osayimwense Osa on Children’s Literature in Africa. In this article, Osa writes about how it is the responsibility of Nigerians to teach their children, and as a result, they contribute to…

The Dragon Boat Festival is a public holiday that closes most schools and businesses for the day. During this festival, the Republic of China celebrates Qu Yuan, recognized as China’s first poet, after his suicide. He was recognized for his…

Dear Mrs. Naidu is a novel told through a series of letters written by a young girl to a historical figure and freedom fighter Mrs. Naidu. The narrator of the story, named Sarojini, lives with her mother who does not…

The Friends by Kazumi Yumoto tells the story of Kiyama, a tall and skinny sixth-grade boy with a tendency to daydream. It follows his life and his adventures with his two friends from school, Kawabe and Yamashita. Kawabe is a short-tempered…

International Children’s Book Day is an event that has taken place every year since 1967, on or around April 2nd, which celebrates a love for reading and inspires people to learn about children’s book.  This event is sponsored by the…

For my second blog post, I would like to focus on the topic of how the Soviet Union utilized children’s literature as propaganda while enforcing Stalin’s rule in the early to mid-20th century. In an effort to indoctrinate children into…