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Book Dash

How do children become readers? They need books – lots of them, to explore and enjoy whenever they want.Book Dashaims to turn that into ...

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Born to Read

The Bologna Children's Book Fair is a hub of creativity and innovation in children's literature, bringing together publishers, authors, and ...

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Fluo-Lit up Books

Fluo – Lit-up Booksis an exhibition of 130 fluorescent books released in different parts of the world over the last ten years, testifying ...

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Kids and Magazines

The Bologna Licensing Trade Fair / Kids, dedicated to licensing and entertainment, takes place from 21 to 24 March 2022, as an integral ...

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Illustrators' favourite villains

Ivan Canu talks about the exhibition Cattivi/Villains - exhibited at the Illustrators Survival Corner during the 59th Bologna Children's Book ...

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Comics in school

Hamelin Cultural Association gives an insight onthe roundtable that will be held during Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2022, going ...

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Silent Book Contest 2021

LO ZAINETTO DI MATILDE by Fabio Sardo, Luca Cognolato and Silvia Del Francia (Carthusia) was the winner of the 2021 Gianni De Conno ...

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COP26 book collections

In support of both theMilan Pre-COP Meetingand theGlasgow COP26 Meeting, 39 book publishers have contributedtitles focusing on the climate crisisto ...

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Translating Balloons

Simona Mambrini asked comics translator Andrea Toscani to identify five key words to describe the specificities of comics translation. 

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Stories Like Mangoes

For Tanya Batson-Savage, Publisher, Editor in Chief at Blue Banyan Books and Blouse & Skirt Books, publishing means bringing stories ...

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Beyond Baba Yaga

Following on from "Not so lost in translation", the new Fairtales column, Giulia De Florio (University of Modena) and Odile Belkeddar ...

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Publishing through the storm

Alice Curry, CEO and Katrina Gutierrez, CCO atLantana Publishingco-sign an interesting article on the effects of the pandemic on the publishing ...

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Ars in Fabula - Grant Award

Of the many opportunities offered artists selected each year for the BCBF Illustrators Exhibition, one is especially reserved for budding young ...

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BRAW 2021 - Focus on Poetry

Poetryis the new special category of the BolognaRagazzi Award. Next year marks the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri and BCBF ...

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Silent Book Contest 2020

The Silent Book Contest- Gianni De Conno Award 2020 is the first international contest dedicated to books without words, now ...

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The art of Hassan Mousavi

An inspirational source for illustrators, artists, designers, and art fans, theIllustrators Annualis a must-have publication collecting the ...

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Books that celebrate THE BOOK

In recent years picture books on the subject of the book itself have flourished including stories of libraries, bookstores, publishers, activists, ...

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“Books! How I love them!”

This text is courtesy of Jeanette Winter for A UNIVERSE OF STORIES. STARRING: THE BOOK exhibition. Some of the illustrations were specially ...

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Lucy’s Book

Author Natalie Jane Prior talks about “Lucy’s Book”, the picture book she created with Cheryl Orsini, featured in the BCBF ...

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The Magic Bookshop

Author Natalie Jane Prior tells about “The Magic Bookshop”, the picture book she created with Cheryl Orsini on show in the BCBF ...

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BCBF: the story of a logo

With the Online Special Edition, Bologna Children’s Book Fair’s logo has also undergone radical change. Although ...

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Artists seeking masterpieces

The BCBF Illustrators Exhibition has a long and interesting history, whose story was told in 2016 by the exhibition “Artists and Masterpieces ...

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