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A World of Information: Children's Non-Fiction Books in the Digital Age

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Centre For Literacy In Primary Education (CLPE)

44 Webber Street

London

SE1 8QW

United Kingdom

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How is non-fiction for children developing in response to technological, social and political change? Why, in the wake of Wikipedia, are children’s information books currently enjoying such a resurgence?

November has been designated as National Non-Fiction Month by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups, and this year’s IBBY UK Conference will look at information texts for children past and present and consider what the future may hold.

Programme

9 - 9.30

Registration and coffee

9.30 - 9.45

Welcome and News

9.45 - 10.30

Sue Walker, Reading University

  • Creativity, colour and collaboration: designing information books for children in the mid-twentieth century

10.30 – 11.15

Joe Sutliff Sanders, University of Cambridge, and Karen Bentall, Librarian, Oakridge Elementary School, Arlington, Virginia (USA)

  • Beauty in theory and truth: connecting academic approaches to non-fiction and school storytime

11.15 – 11.45

Coffee

11.45 - 12.45

Parallel sessions (see below)

1 - 2

Lunch

2 – 2.30

Nicola Davies

  • The World Into Words - writing about big things for small people

2.30 -3.30

Publishing non-fiction: challenges and successes

  • A panel of publishers in conversation with writers and illustrators – Thames &Hudson / Yuval Zommer, Flying Eye, Hachette / Neal Layton. Chaired by Liza Miller, Hachette

3.30 – 4

Tea

4 – 4. 4.30

Karenanne Knight, Portsmouth University

  • How far is far away? Where fact and fiction meet. Cartography and the information book, a Research Project.

4.30 – 5

Chris Routh, Chair, Federation of Children's Book Groups

  • Celebrating the best non-fiction for children: SLA Information Book Awards and National Non-fiction November


PARALLEL SESSIONS

Delegates will be able to choose their preferred session on the day.

For more detail about the speakers and their topics, please see the IBBY UK website.

(nb use of hyphen or space in ‘nonfiction’ and’ picture books’ below is writer’s own)

Session 1: Children's Responses

Julie Holmwood: "Sorry microbes" - Year 5 struggling readers engaging with non-fiction picturebooks

Mary-Louise Maynes: Facts and Feelings: children's emotive encounters with poetic nonfiction picture books.

Session 2: Illustration

Vassiliki Tzomaka: Alternative illustrations for nonfiction picturebooks

Ruth Thomson & Pam Dix: The role of illustration in non-fiction children's books

Session 3: Looking at individual books and approaches

Diletta Donati: Biographical picturebooks

Ana Paula Campos: Design influences on science books (paper to be read)

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Centre For Literacy In Primary Education (CLPE)

44 Webber Street

London

SE1 8QW

United Kingdom

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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