Introducing...The 2015 IBBY Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities!

March 11, 2015 | TPL Staff

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IBBY logoEvery two years, the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) chooses outstanding books for and about children and young people with disabilities. This biennial selection draws attention to books published around the world, in an extensive variety of languages and formats, that address special needs and situations and which encourage inclusion at every level.

BuchFor this outstanding selection, 159 books from 27 countries -- including Russia, Argentina, Sweden and Japan -- were submitted. Of these books, 50 were chosen as outstanding works.

Books selected as 2015 outstanding titles are featured in a print catalogue that will be launched at this year’s Bologna Children's Book Fair in Italy on March 30th. The 2015 catalogue will also be digitized and available online.

Outstanding titles become part of The IBBY Collection of Books for Young People with Disabilities. Consisting of 4000 multilingual books, this one-of-a-kind collection is located in Canada at North York Central Library, part of the Toronto Public Library system.


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2015 IBBY Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities

Ajja & Bajjas ramsor
Ajja & Bajjas ramsor [Rhymes for you with Pippa & Boo]
by Elvira Ashby. Illustrated by Karin Holmström. Hatten förlag.


Moa åker på läger [Moa goes to camp] by Ann Gomér. Illustrated by Cecilia Höglund. Landskrona vision AB.


Mil Orejas [A thousand ears] by Pilar Gutiérrez Llano. Illustrated by Samuel Castaño Mesa. Tragaluz Editores SAS.


Maja spelar innebandy [Maja plays floorball] by Camilla Larsson. Illustrated by Gunvor Ekström. Specialpedagogiska skolmyndigheten (SPSM).


Storie con la CAA 3. Tre IN-book per bambini di 3-6 anni [Stories with AAC, volume #3. Three IN-book for children from 3 to 6 years] by Elena Magni et al. Illustrated by Laura Constanzi and Roberto Introzzi. Edizioni Centra Studi Erickson S.p.A.


Off to the Park! by Child’s Play. Illustrated by Stephen Cheetham. Child’s Play (International) Ltd.


Les Wa-Wa [The toilets] by Laure Constantin. Illustrated by Cécile Gay. Les Doigts Qui Rêvent.


Dongurami Semo Nemoga Moyeoseo [Circle, triangle, and rectangle] by Meong Sun Jung. Illustrated by Su Ji Park. Braille Publishing Co., Ltd.


Malyshi v zooparke [Little ones at the zoo] by Samuil Marshak. Illustrated by Evgeniy Charushin. “Illustrated Books for Blind Children” Foundation.

Mon premier ABC brailleMon premier ABC Braille [My first Braille ABC]
written and  illustrated by Caroline Morin. Association Mes Mains en Or.


Tenji tsuki sawaru ehon: Sawaru meiro [Touch picture book with Braille: Mazes by touch] designed by Junko Murayama. Shogakukan, Inc.


Stir It Up! Recipes & Techniques for Young Blind Cooks by National Braille Press. Illustrated by Janet Malone. National Braille Press.


Out-of-Sight Science Experiments: for grades 2-5 by Lillian A. Rankel and Marilyn D. Winograd. Illustrated by National Braille Press. National Braille Press.


Mushi [Insects] design and tactile adaptation by Volunteers from Fukinoto Bunko, Nuno Group. Fukinoto Bunko.


Klaus Vogel and the Bad Lads by David Almond. Illustrated by Vladimir Stankovic. Barrington Stoke.


La maglia del nonno [Grandpa’s Shirt] by Gabriella Genisi. Illustrated by Eleonora Marton. Biancoenero Edizioni srl.


Tamtarams [Rumpety-tumpety-rhymes] by Elvira Ashby. Illustrated by Karin Holmström. Hatten förlag.


Rompecabezas [Puzzle] written and illustrated by Diego Bianki. Pequeño editor.

Il libro cricetoIl libro criceto [The hamster book]
written and illustrated by Silvia Borando. Minibombo.


Une feuille, un arbre [A leaf, a tree] written and illustrated by Bruno Gibert. Albin Michel Jeunesse.


Shh! We Have a Plan written and illustrated by Chris Haughton. Walker Books.


To lak laky, ya Darkoub [Are you a stork or a woodpecker?] written and illustrated by Ali Khodaee. Institute for the Cultural Development of Children and Young People/Kanoon.


Saku, spesiaali lapsi [Saku, a special kid] by Marianne Kulmala. Illustrated by Kirsi Tapani. Aivoliitto ry.


How To written and illustrated by Julie Morstad. Simply Read Books.


Sandoicchi itadakimasu [Let’s make a sandwich] written and illustrated by Shimako Okamura. Poplar Publishing Co.


Splash of RedA Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant. Illustrated by Melissa Sweet. Alfred A. Knopf.


Recinto Gris [Gray Enclosure] by Ledicia Costas. Illustrated by Antonio Seijas. Edicións Xerais de Galicia.


Freddie and the Fairy by Julia Donaldson. Illustrated by Karen George. Macmillan Children’s Books.


Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner. Hot Key Books.


Are You Seeing Me? by Darren Groth. Woolshed Press/Random House.


Mallko y papá [Mallko and Dad] written and illustrated by Gusti. Editorial Océano.


Look the Bird is SingingKijk, de vogel zingt [Look, the bird is singing] by Bente Jonker. Illustrated by Moniek Peek. De Vier Windstreken.


Liever dan lief [Sweeter than sweet] by Bente Jonker. Illustrated by Moniek Peek. De Vier Windstreken.


Mimi a Líza [Mimi and Liza] written and illustrated by Katarina Kerekesová et. al. Vydavatel’stvo Slovart.


Noi [Us] by Elisa Mazzoli. Illustrated by Sonia MariaLuce Possentini. Corso Bacchilega editore.


Emily Included by Kathleen McDonnell. Second Story Press.


Writing with Grace: A Journey beyond Down syndrome by Judy McFarlane. Douglas & McIntyre.


Temple Grandin: How the Girl who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World by Sy Montgomery. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.


Planet WilliPlanet Willi [Willi’s planet] written and illustrated by Birte Müller. Klett Kinderbuch Verlag GmbH.


Roses are Blue by Sally Murphy. Illustrated by Gabriel Evans. Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd.


Victor et Philomène [Victor and Philomène] by Claire Renaud. L’école des loisirs.


O Stephenie Hawkingu, Czarnej Dziurze i myszach podpodłogowych [On Stephen Hawking, a black hole and undermice] by Katarzyna Ryrych. Illustrated by Elżbieta Chopna. Wydawnictwo Literatura.


Lola e io [Lola and I] by Chiara Valentina Segré. Illustrated by Paolo Domeniconi. Camelozampa snc.


Le Garçon de I’intérieur [The boy from the inside] by Benoît Sévérac. Syros.


Max the Champion by Sean Stockdale and Alexandra Strick. Illustrated by Ros Asquith. Frances Lincoln Children’s Books.


Ai-chan no iru kyoshitsuAi-chan no iru kyoshitsu [In the classroom with Ai-chan] written and photographed by Masaki Takakura. Kaisei-sha.


The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten. Doubleday Canada.


Paperboy by Vince Vawter. Delacorte Press.


A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman. Nancy Paulsen Books.


Dingdingdangdang [Dingding and Dangdang] by Cao Wenxuan. Illustrated by Liu Zhenjun. China Children’s Press & Publication Group.