Bologna Children's Book Fair

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The Bologna Children's Book Fair or La fiera del libro per ragazzi is the leading professional fair for children's books in the world.[1]

The Entrance to The Bologna Children's Book Fair in 2008

Since 1963, it is held yearly for four days in March or April in Bologna, Italy. It is the meeting place for all professionals involved with creating and publishing children's books, and is mainly used for the buying and selling of rights,[2] both for translations and for derived products like movies or animated series. It is also the event where a number of major awards are given, the BolognaRagazzi Awards, in four categories (Fiction, Non-fiction, New Horizons (for the non-Western world) and Opera Prima (for first works). During the fair, but separate from it, some major awards are announced, including the biannual Hans Christian Andersen Awards[3] and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

In 2009, the fair had 1300 exhibitors, coming from 67 countries.

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  1. ^ Falconer, Rachel (2008). The crossover novel: contemporary children's fiction and its adult readership. 2008. Taylor & Francis. p. 263. ISBN 978-0-415-97888-0. Retrieved 24 March 2010.
  2. ^ Hunt, Peter; Bannister Ray; Sheila G. (1996). International companion encyclopedia of children's literature. Taylor & Francis. p. 923. ISBN 978-0-415-08856-5. Retrieved 24 March 2010.
  3. ^ Horn, Caroline (23 March 2010). "Almond wins Hans Christian Andersen". Retrieved 24 March 2010.

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