Adult Problems of Children`s Literature


Meeting up on 6th August in Odessa National Scientific Library.

Publishers, writers, book illustrators, educators, librarians, psychologists, parents, we need to talk!

❖ What is the most important in a children`s book?

❖ Publishing of children`s books – is it a business or socially significant mission?

❖ Does a social order exist in children`s literature?

❖ Is the classical ‘Golden Bookshelf’ of children`s literature is on-trend now?

❖ Can one say that it is up to parents to choose children`s books, and namely their taste determines demand?

❖ What age does a child get an opportunity at to independently choose books? How actively do children use this opportunity?

❖ Who forms trends in the contemporary children`s book publishing – awards, Bologna market, Amazon Top 10?

❖ We will talk about global discourses in children`s literature and literature for teenagers.

❖ About the Ukrainian experience and development prospects for the children`s book publishing.

❖About how a new ethic reality is reflected in children`s literature.

Our colleagues from the UNESCO Cities of Literature will share their experience and examples of the progress of the children`s books publishing in different countries of the world.