Writing from the Heart is essential reading for practising or intending children’s
writers. Joy's warmly written content covers plot development, discipline, dialogue, humour, presentation and editing, and there are chapters on the special genres of early readers, fiction for children and teenagers, poetry and plays.
The witty cartoon-style illustrations are by the well-known Auckland artist Fraser Williamson.
Writing From The Heart is being published by the Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust as a fundraising venture. All proceeds will go to assist Storylines in its work to promote children's books and literature.
Registration will be open this month, so reserve the date and get prepared for the next IBBY World Congress!
The Congress will take place in Mexico City on 10-13 September 2014. The website includes the latest information about the programme, the speakers, the fees, the venue and much more.
Over the next weeks and months more information will be posted, so be sure to visit often!
The Secretariat will be updating the IBBY Congress website as more information arrives.
IBBY Honour Books 2013
Three New Zealand children’s books selected for international honour listing
They are, for writing, My Brother’s War by New Plymouth writer David Hill; for illustration, The Word Witch: the Magical Verse of Margaret Mahy, illustrated by Dunedin artist David Elliot and for translation, Maumahara Ki Tera Noema translated by Kawata Teepa from the picture book Remember That November by Jennifer Beck, illustrated by Lindy Fisher.
The books will be displayed at the IBBY World Congress in Mexico City in 2014 and also feature in IBBY publications along with others from more than 70 IBBY member countries.