IBBY UK/NCRCL CONFERENCE: A World of Information: Children’s Non-Fiction Books in the Digital Age
Centre for Literacy in Primary Education
London SE1 8QW
Saturday 9th NOVEMBER 2019
Booking is now open for the IBBY UK/NCRCL conference 2019! Please click here to secure your place.
This year’s conference asks:
- 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?
- How do children interact with non-fiction books?
9.00 – 9.30 Registration and coffee
9.30 – 9.45 Welcome and IBBY News
9.45 – 10.30 Sue Walker, Reading University
Design of children’s information books and the legacy of Marie Neurath and Isotype
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
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch
2 – 2.30 Nicola Davies
The world into words: writing about big things for small people
2.30 – 3.30 A panel of publishers in conversation with writers and illustrators – Thames & Hudson with Yuval Zommer, Flying Eye, Hachette Children’s Group with Neal Layton. Chaired by Liza Miller, Hachette Children’s Group
Publishing non-fiction: challenges and successes
3.30 – 4.00 Tea
4.00 – 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 – 5.00 Chris Routh, Librarian, Leighton Park School
Celebrating the best non-fiction for children: SLA Information Book Awards and National Non-fiction November
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