PBBY Contacts

The PBBY Administrative Committee is formed of the following members: Dr Sharif Kanaana, Prof of Anthropology (Advisor). Jehan Helou, Non-Formal Education and Social Work - President. Mary Fasheh, Senior Librarian - Vice President. Arham Damen, Arabic Teacher & Specialist in Children’s (...)


The International Board on Books for Young People - Palestinian Section (PBBY) is pleased to launch its website The aim of our PBBY website is to connect effectively with our members, friends and friends to be. We believe that the dissemination of information about our activities, outcomes, (...)


Most recent articles

The Israeli Aggression on Gaza - a slide show

Saturday 13 March 2021 by admin
Palestine in the 34th BBY Congress PBBY Participated in IBBY Congress- Mexico City, September 2014 Jehan Helou gave a PowerPoint presentation ( 12 September) entitled : Children in Crisis Situations: Palestinians Under Occupation Her presentation* was submitted to the organizers of the (...)

Stories by the Children of Jerusalem Illustrated by the children of Gaza “My big Dream”

Wednesday 10 March 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 (...)

IBBY Children Library a ‘Safe Haven’ Destroyed!

Wednesday 10 March 2021 by admin
Israeli Aggression Killing libraries! Pictures before and after IBBY Library in Beit Hanoun and al- Ata’a Community Based Center hosting it, are completely destroyed! This successful library which promoted love of books, supported literacy and was a ‘Safe Haven’ for the children and had (...)

Video about the Activities of PBBY

Wednesday 10 March 2021 by admin
Prepared for PBBY Celebration Gardens of Hope & Honor List (2010) Duration: 4’11"

Under the Spell of the Moon

Wednesday 10 March 2021 by admin
In honour of IBBY, and to support its future work, many of the world’s greatest illustrators for children – both famous and relatively unknown – have donated a work of art based on a text of their choice drawn from their childhood and culture. The result is a book that celebrates art created for (...)

the Art Activities

Wednesday 10 March 2021 by Noor
Greetings, We in the school of Bisan for Special Education of the Association for Social Qualification and Training in Nusairat extend our thanks for the art activity implemented ( 3- 13 \6 \2018). The training in fine arts and illustrations targeted 15 students who have hearing and (...)

Celebration: Qandah Reads

Monday 8 March 2021 by admin
From the Garden’s of Hope Celebration 2010

IBBY with the Argentinean writer Isol

Friday 5 March 2021 by Noor
IBBY Palestine arranged last month a meeting with the Argentinean ALMA winner writer and illustrator Isol, in cooperation with Tamer Institute. Tamer has hosted Isol for a series of very interesting training workshops. Isol began by talking about her life: she studied fine arts at the (...)

On the Occasion of Tamer Institute Awarded the AlMA

Monday 1 March 2021 by Rania
Dear Jury Members, Thank You ALMA! With great appreciation and pleasure we received the heart warming news that Tamer Institute for Community Education is awarded the 2009 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Though long awaited, this valuable recognition could not have come at a better timing!! (...)

Poet Michael Rosen on children in Gaza

Saturday 27 February 2021 by Rania
THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2009 I just received word that the British poet and writer Michael Rosen, 2007 British Children’s Laureate, read a new poem last weekend at Speakers Corner, Hyde Park, in London. The Tanjara blog has video of the actual reading which included children reading the names (...)


Saturday 27 February 2021 by Rania
Collateral damage. Casualties of war. Seen but not heard. Neither seen nor heard. There are none. They don’t exist. They are the cradle of terrorists. Rubble is their toy. Ideas are their weapons. They are not children. They can’t be children. Let us not hear of such things. (...)

IBBY Children in Crisis Fund

Thursday 25 February 2021 by Rania
Project Submitted by Palestinian Board on Books for Young People / PBBY Contact Persons: Jehan Helou - President Mary Fasheh - Vice president IBBY Children in Crisis Fund PBBY Project The IBBY Fund for Children in Crisis exists to use books, reading and story (...)

Young Palestinians Speak

Thursday 25 February 2021 by Rania
Anthony Robinson is the author of the Refugee Diaries series, and Street Children (Frances Lincoln). Annemarie Young is co-author with Michael Rosen of Who are Refugees and Migrants? What Makes People Leave Their Homes? And Other Big Questions (Wayland) which was shortlisted for the School (...)

Peace Story

Wednesday 24 February 2021 by Rania
PBBY was honored to be part of the creative NABOOK-010 the Peace Festival/ Peace Story. Further details are available under https://www.ibbypalestine.org.uk/spip.php?article245

Children in Crisis in a World in Crisis! Report: IBBY Palestine (October 2019 March 2020)

Tuesday 23 February 2021 by Rania
When your hope seems out of sight Keep the candle burning All it takes is one steady heart in a world that’s turning Shine a light and pierce the dark Keep the candle burning Keep the candle burning * Source: LyricFind Smile, be optimistic! Introduction/ Current Situation We will not (...)

Voice Recording : Palestinian Children in the UN

Saturday 20 February 2021 by Rania
Palestinian Child Rights Coalition delegation participated in the parallel forum of the NGOs at the Special Session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Children Rights in 2002. Also a delegation of Palestinian children participated in the Youth Forum that was held parallel to the UNGA (...)

PBBY Monthly Discussion with Sonia Nimr

Thursday 18 February 2021 by Rania
The Blue Door Story Dr Hanadi Kharma started the discussion. She spoke about the blue door a note to the two points in the blue door the camp, the right of return, connection to the place, the land, in the memory. Dima el Hajj: she spoke about the paintings and the colors the drawings of (...)

Children in Crisis: Restoring School Libraries in Beirut, Lebanon

Monday 15 February 2021 by Rania
01/15/2021 The pictures are unforgettable: a massive explosion in the port of Beirut on 4 August 2020 destroyed houses, shops, restaurants, hospitals and schools throughout the city. The destruction was especially damaging in neighbourhoods of low-income families living in overcrowded (...)

New Bookbird Issue 4 / 2020 - Focus IBBY

Monday 15 February 2021 by Rania
Bookbird A Journal of International Children’s Literature Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature (ISSN 0006 7377) is a refereed journal published quarterly by IBBY. Bookbird aims to communicate new ideas to the community of readers interested in children’s books and is open to (...)

IBBY solidarity with our children in Gaza Palestine

Monday 15 February 2021 by Rania
Great solidarity of IBBY with our children in Gaza Palestine, listen to IBBY President’s speech and the Executive Secretary : Bolona book-fair is the largest children book fair in the world https://m.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FMyWebTvLive%2Fvideos%2F170272

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