61th Bologna Children’s Book Fair ready to go

61th Bologna Children’s Book
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61th Bologna Children’s Book Fair will be held at BolognaFiere from April 8 to 11. The 61st edition of the fair meeting point for the global children’s book community will be held together with its “sisters” BolognaBookPlus (BBPlus), dedicated to generalist publishing realized in collaboration with Associazione Italiana Editori (AIE), and Bologna Licensing Trade Fair/Kids (BLTF/K), dedicated to brands and licensing of children’s and young adult content.
Following the last edition celebrating the 60th anniversary of the event, the halls of BolognaFiere will host 1,500 exhibitors from about 100 countries and regions around the world. Many new entries such as Angola, Belarus, Luxembourg, Monaco, Moldova, Paraguay, and the Philippines, to name a few.
And also many new initiatives to deepen and support the world publishing industry made possible thanks to the support of Agenzia ICE and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation – MAECI.

61th Bologna Children’s Book Fair: the next challenges for the industry

Among the topics of focus and debate prominent role for sustainability. A key issue in the global publishing industry of the present of which books are vehicles shaping the worldview of tomorrow’s citizens.

Another topic will be the challenges Artificial Intelligence poses to publishing: a program of panels with international guests from different professional backgrounds will debate approaches, visions and possible scenarios.

Slovenia Guest Country of Honor.

To celebrate the 61th Bologna Children’s Book Fair as a Patron Member in the International Publishers Association (IPA). This is the world’s leading federation of national, regional and specialized publisher associations based in Geneva, founded in 1896 in Paris to promote and defend copyright and freedom of publication.
Slovenia is the Guest of Honor country. An opportunity for publishers from around the world to connect with the country’s publishing scene, promoted at the fair through “And then what happens?” showcasing the works of 59 contemporary Slovenian illustration artists, and numerous panels, and in the city with activities for the public.

The Strega Award for Best Storytelling in Pictures.

Also returning at the 61th Bologna Children’s Book Fair https://www.bolognachildrensbookfair.com/home/878.html is the proclamation of the Premio Strega Ragazze e Ragazzi Best Storytelling by Images award. The Scientific Committee has selected the finalist trio for the Best Storytelling in Pictures award from the 38 books submitted by publishers in this competition category.
They are Jef Aerts, Bigger than a Dream, illustrated by Marit Törnqvist, translated by Olga Amagliani (Camelozampa); Silvia Borando, Short Stories (Minibombo); and Jérémie Moreau, I Pizzly, translated by Stefano Andrea Cresti (Tunué). An Olga Tokarczuk, Mr. Mirabile, illustrated by Joanna Concejo, translated by Raffaella Belletti (TopiPittori). The winner or winner of this category will be announced on April 10 at the Illustrators Café.