[Saturday Reads] IBBY – Western Australia Talk in Perth: Celebrating Picturebooks around the World


Myra here.

Every Saturday we hope to share with you our thoughts on reading and books. We thought that it would be good practice to reflect on our reading lives and our thoughts about reading in general. While on occasion, we would feature a few books in keeping with this, there would be a few posts where we will just write about our thoughts on read-alouds, libraries, reading journals, upcoming literary conferences, books that we are excited about, and just book love miscellany in general.

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A few months ago, I gave a conference presentation during the MBBY (Malaysian Board on Books for Young People) Regional Conference in Putrajaya. There, I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Jenni Woodroffe who happens to be the Vice President/ Secretary of IBBY Australia. Jenni generously invited me to give a reprise of my speech during the Annual General Meeting of IBBY in Australia. Needless to say, I will add even more newly-discovered books since my last presentation, and I am very excited to share this with Australian friends, librarians, book lovers.

I will also be conducting a professional development workshop with teachers entitled:

  1. […] from Epigram Books as I wanted to bring the picturebook biographies of Lee Kuan Yew to Perth for my IBBY-WA talk. I also requested for a few other titles that have always intrigued me and I’ve always wanted […]



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