November 20, 2017

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Outlandish: Braving new perspectives through books in translation

A look at the global landscape of books published for young people and why it is important to share them with readers in the United States.

This article was published in School Library Journal's April 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Application for the ALA/ALSC representative to USBBY

This is so neat that I wish I could apply for it myself.  I cannot, but if you’re a member of ALSC, you could (you lucky thing).     The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is seeking a personal member interested in representing ALA/ALSC on the United States Board on Books for Young […]

Outstanding International Books: Presenting the 2016 USBBY Selections

This impressive list includes 42 extraordinary titles from around the globe, with stories from or set in India, Italy, Korea, Laos, Norway, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey, and more.

This article was published in School Library Journal's February 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Fusenews: [Space Available for Title Here]

Morning, folks.  Here in the frozen tundra they call the Chicago area (a hot toddy to anyone who can explain to me why the wind blows TO the lake and not from it) we’re huddled in our homes dreaming of spring.  So while you shiver and shake (obviously this does not apply to you tropical […]

IBBY’S Initiatives to Bring Books and Children Together

An overview of the organization’s cooperative projects and initiatives serving youth, which were highlighted at the IBBY 11th Regional Conference.

USBBY Presents Its Annual Outstanding International Books List

The committee selected 42 books that originated in another country and are now available in the U.S.

This article was published in School Library Journal's February 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

USBBY’s 2014 Outstanding International Books List

USBBY’s annual list of the best books published in the previous year that originated in a country outside of the US introduces readers to the global community.

This article was published in School Library Journal's February 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Fusenews: Though wouldn’t you rather read “Bertie & Psmith”?

Before we begin I would like to have a few words with the publishers on behalf of catalogers nationwide. Ahem. Hi, guys.  How’s it going?  Heckuva weird weather we’ve had lately, right?  Yeah . . . so . . . here’s the thing.  You know how you’ve been rereleasing a couple classic children’s books recently […]

The Literary Equation: USBBY’s Outstanding International Books connect kids worldwide

Stories connect people who live in different places, during different times, or who have different interests. Books tell stories in words, pictures, or both all the world over.