For having freedom of speech, tons of reading programs, and a strong publishing industry, Bangkok, Thailand is the 2013 UNESCO World Book Capital. To celebrate this honor, international schools in Bangkok are running the Bangkok Book Awards for the best children’s and teen books set in Thailand. I would really like to commend the ten amazing and hardworking librarians from these schools for putting together the awards shortlists. Over three months, they read children's and teen books set in Thailand and chose age-appropriate, high quality books available in English and still in print. Each shortlist includes at least one book by a Thai author and one book by an international author, books set in different parts of Thailand, and at least one book in translation from Thai. You can check out the picture book shortlist here, the junior book shortlist here, and the teen book shortlist here. They are a GREAT way to discover good children's and teen books set in Thailand. =D
Voting for the Bangkok Book Awards started in January and will end March 28. If you are a student or parent, or part of the faculty or staff of the international schools in Bangkok listed below, you still have time to vote for your favorite book in each category! Vote here!
Bangkok Patana School
Concordian International School
The Early Learning Centre
Garden International School (Rayong)
International School Eastern Seaboard
KIS International School
New International School of Thailand
Regent’s School Pattaya
Shrewsbury International School
The announcement of the winners is on March 29 and I'll make sure to share the results here.
Wow. The Hong Kong International Young Readers Festival (YRF) is the first
and only English literary festival in Hong Kong especially for children. The second YRF started on March 11 and features sessions such as a poetry slam led by Australia's current poetry slam champion Luka Lesson and a picture book writing workshop led by Singaporean author David Seow.
I hope to attend this festival one year! If you are in Hong Kong, you should check it out - this year's festival doesn't end until March 22! Anyone willing to share pictures or stories from the festival? :o)
You are invited to submit artwork that has appeared in children’s books, audio products, video products, comics, or games, published between January 2012 and March 2013. You can submit a maximum of five pieces of artwork. Send digital copies in jpeg/jpg format to email@example.com for consideration, with “AFCC BIG 2013 Submission” as the email subject.
Please include the following information in the submission:
Designation / Company name (if applicable)
Phone number / Mobile number
For each illustration please include:
Year of production
Title of the illustration
Title of the work in which the illustration appeared
Actual size of the illustration (in cm)
Thumbnail sized picture of the work in which the illustration appeared
The closing date for submissions is March 14, 2013 and selected artists will be contacted by March 28, 2013.
* promote the creation of Malaysian stories for children and teenagers,
* reward excellence of Malaysian content in fiction for children and teenagers,
* and support Malaysians writing for children and teenagers.
The Calistro Prize 2013 is now
open for entries! To be eligible for the prize, stories should be original and
unpublished works of at least 6,000 words, written in English, set in
Malaysia, and Malaysian in content. Translations of original
unpublished works are also welcome.
Only one entry per writer is allowed and the closing date for entries is September 30, 2013. The results
will be announced on December 31, 2013.
The winning story will receive RM8,000 in cash, a medal, and a certificate. Two stories may win merit
awards, each with a cash prize of RM1,000, a
medal, and a certificate.
Click here for all the rules and regulations of the Calistro Prize 2013!
Hello! :o) You may be visiting Asia in the Heart, World on the Mind for the first time because you read about it in the Sunday Inquirer Magazine. Welcome! I've put together this post to introduce you to Asia in the Heart, World on the Mind and to the rest of the kidlitosphere.
Here are a few of my favorite Asia in the Heart, World on the Mind posts: