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ERIC Number: ED518506
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 37
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
Commonalities in Content of International Children's Book Awards: What Does This Tell Us about Children, Culture and Reading Interests across the Globe?
Hilbun, Janet
International Association of School Librarianship, Paper presented at the School Library Association of Queensland and the International Association of School Librarianship Conference incorporating the International Forum on Research in School Librarianship (Brisbane, QLD, Australia, Sep 27-Oct 1, 2010)
Children's book awards give us a mirror of the culture of a country and the books that children enjoy. While the majority of school librarians are very familiar with the books that win awards in their country, very few are cognizant of books that win awards in other countries. This paper examines major awards for children's books in as many countries as these awards could be determined. This examination will look at numerous aspects of these books--genre, format (picture, chapter book, graphic novel), age and gender of protagonists, theme, philosophy and/or spiritual beliefs, personal values, traditions and customs. [This paper was written with Jane Claes and Paula Griffiths.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Association of School Librarianship (IASL); School Library Association of Queensland Inc. (SLAQ)