International Board on Books for Young People
The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) is an international non-profit organization which encourages the publication and distribution of quality children's books, especially in developing countries; provides support and training for those involved with children and children's literature; and stimulates research and scholarly works in the field of children's literature. Since IBBY was founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1953, its membership has grown to include more than sixty National Sections all over the world. The Hans Christian Andersen Award is the highest international recognition given to an author and an illustrator of children's books. Since 1956 IBBY has presented the biennial Hans Christian Andersen Award to a living author whose complete works have made a lasting contribution to children's literature. The biennial illustrator's award was added by IBBY in 1966. The nominations are made by the National Sections of IBBY and the recipients are selected by a distinguished international jury of children's literature specialists. The jury collects informational dossiers submitted by candidates nominated by the National Sections of IBBY.
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Since 1956, the International Board on Books for Young People has presented the Hans Christian Andersen Award to a living author or (since 1966) illustrator who has made a lasting contribution to children's literature. The McCormick Library’s collection of materials for the Hans Christian Andersen Awards consists of the biennial informational dossiers submitted by candidates for 1992-2006, clippings, reviews, and dust jackets by some of the authors or illustrators.