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Book People: Interview with an Editor

Can you imagine what it would be like to read books as part of your job? Ploy is an editor at Nanmeebooks, one of the leading publishing companies in Thailand. She gets to read books everyday, before anyone else has ever read them! However, there is more to being an editor than just reading books.… Continue reading Book People: Interview with an Editor

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Empowering Communities through Books: Day 2 of The 3rd Asia Oceania Regional IBBY Congress

Today was my second day at The 3rd Asia Oceania Regional IBBY Congress at TK Park in Bangkok. What an inspiring day! Four parallel sessions ran with talks on many subjects focusing on children’s books. I wish I could have cloned myself to attend every session! However, I am but one person so did what… Continue reading Empowering Communities through Books: Day 2 of The 3rd Asia Oceania Regional IBBY Congress

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Building Bridges with Books: Day 1 of The 3rd Asia Oceania Regional IBBY Congress

Today I was in a room filled with people from all over the world. Yet we all had something in common: a great passion for children’s books. I met writers, illustrators, publishers, storytellers, dreamers and leaders in the children’s book world. We spoke excitedly as we shared our experiences and learnt about children’s books from… Continue reading Building Bridges with Books: Day 1 of The 3rd Asia Oceania Regional IBBY Congress

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Celebrating a Thai Tale for Book Week

It’s one of my favourite weeks of the year: Book Week! I was so excited when I entered my local library yesterday and saw the The Children’s Book Council of Australia Shortlisted Books display. There, in the center, was a children’s picture book set in Thailand! I may have even squealed a little. One Step… Continue reading Celebrating a Thai Tale for Book Week