37th "IBBY" Congress in Moscow - Honour List

Warm Congratulations to the Winners of the "Honour List" from Palestine With great success, the 37th "IBBY" Congress ended its work in Moscow, after being postponed for a whole year because ofCovid-19 pandemic. The distinguished books of the winners of the “Honour List” for 2020, for the (...)

Khitam from IBBY library in Gaza is a laureate in UNESCO ISF "WORLD TALES"

IBBY Palestine was very happy to receive the followig letter to Khitam Hissi : Dear Khitam al-Hissi, We hope that this email finds you and your loved ones well and healthy in these challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are writing to you to inform you that your entry to the UNESCO (...)

Summer Camp after Israeli Aggression 2021 - We Will Rise

IBBY Palestine in cooperation with the United Palestinian Appeal implemented a very successful summer camp for four hundred boys and girls at Al Shawka Library in Rafah- Gaza. The aim of this activity was to support and relieve psychological distress after the horror experienced by the (...)

The Human Cost of Drone Warfare

Very expressive and depressing stories, written by the children of IBBY libraries in Gaza, about their traumatic experience with the horrific Drones that do not leave their sky! The Drone is An Industry to Hurt Humanity Abla (Librarian of al Ata’a Library The size of the drone cannot be (...)

From our Hearts to Palestine

These beautiful writings and illustrations were inspired by Palestinian children sufferings during Israeli aggressions on Gaza.

Pakistani children in solidarity with the children of Palestine

From the pure hearts of Pakistani children with cancer, solidarity with the children of Palestine.

A Land Fueled by People and Stones

This moving piece by writer Dima Sehwail written during the 2008-9 war on Gaza it was published in IBBY 33rd Congress book and of the few items read in one of the plenary sessions A land fueled by people and stones Faces of people in my country Their fingers Legs Hands And tongues will (...)


Most recent articles

Creative Writing Training

Wednesday 10 November 2021 by Rania
Creative Writing Training The International Board on Books for Young People – Children in Crisis Introduction PBBY made a training session in creative writing with distributing the novel ‘Diamond’ to the children by the writer Hani el Salimi who made the training. The training was done in Al (...)

Free illustrations by the Children of Al-Shawka Library

Wednesday 20 October 2021 by Rania
More to come after the special illustration workshop.

IBBY Palestine summer camp in al Ataa Library

Wednesday 8 September 2021 by Rania
IBBY Palestine organized a summer camp of cultural and entertainment activities, in al Ataa library; whereby 200 children from both sexes (100 each week). Children were divided 50 children for each of the two periods, morning and an evening. Activities were varied, different and included five (...)

Jerusalem Tales The Children of Gaza & Jerusalem together in Creativity & Hope

Thursday 5 August 2021 by Noor
IPBBY initiated a creative writing training for children in cooperation with Al Saraya Center for Community Services in Jerusalem. Many children were happy to write stories reflecting their reality. The stories were spontaneous and reflected their aspirations to have their voice reach the wider (...)

Covid-19 in Gaza IBBY & Friends Respond to Gaza Children’s Pain and Needs

Thursday 5 August 2021 by Rania
Three days ago we had the alarming news that Gaza Hospitals Occupancy has Reached 100% with the surge of Coronavirus Cases. This reflected a very dangerous situation in the Israeli besieged Gaza. There were closures in the spring, but then the Covid -19 was contained through the quarantining (...)

Children Writings #2 Sad Return to School

Thursday 5 August 2021 by Rania
I wish siege on Gaza is lifted & the crisis of UNRWA solved Hala Abed 10 years How I wished the school would start because for me, it is the place of love, happiness and fun, where we meet new friends. But because of the economic situation of the Palestinian people, the bad situation of (...)

Covid-19 Drawings

Thursday 5 August 2021 by Rania
Children expressing their feelings towards Covid-19 in drawings.

Stories Told by and for Palestinian Children

Tuesday 4 May 2021 by Rania
Stories Told by and for Palestinian Children The main topic of this presentation is the writing of stories for children. The children I am concerned with here are those between the ages of three or four up to the age of nine or 10, that is, before the age where they start to show any (...)

Palestine in Athens IBBY Congress & IBBY’s Honour List

Monday 12 April 2021 by Rania
A few days ago IBBY successfully ended its interesting thirty sixth Congress in Athens. More than five hundred participants attended from around the world. The theme of the Congress was “ East Meets West through Fairy Tales”. Three members of IBBY Palestine participated in the Congress: Jehan (...)

Parents Encourage Their Children to Continue Reading and Drawing

Monday 12 April 2021 by Rania
During the lockdown parents are engaged with their young children of Al Sikka library to read and draw...

Children’s Creativity - Gaza

Monday 12 April 2021 by Rania

More Children Activities in the Library

Monday 12 April 2021 by Rania
Children of different ages being creative in the library.

Exercises after returning to the library

Monday 12 April 2021 by Rania
Fun activities for children upon their return to the library.

A Report on the Return to Al-Sikka Library

Monday 12 April 2021 by Rania
When the children returned to the library, positive energy and liveliness returned to the place. With excitement, joy, and desire to benefit from reading books and the getting knowledge. and culture, from story reading, playing, having fun and entertainment. Children returned to the library (...)

International Children’s Book Day 2021

Wednesday 31 March 2021 by Rania
Since 1967, on or around Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, 2 April, International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children’s books. Each year a different National Section of IBBY has the opportunity to be the international sponsor (...)

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