2018 Chen Bochui International Children’s Literature Awards Release!

The 2018 Chen Bochui International Children’s Literature Award (CICLA) winners has be announced on 8 November during the ceremony held at Baoshan International Folk Arts Exhibition Centre.

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The CICLA is one of the longest-running literary prizes in China. Its origins lay in the heritage of the Shanghainese children’s writer, translator and educator Chen Bochui (1906-1997). Since 2014, the CICLA has been reframed as an international competition judged by a multi-disciplinary jury of children’s literature creators, critics and academics.

The CICLA stands out for its comprehensive approach. It comprises three award categories for published children’s works—Chinese language short stories, Chinese language children’s novels and international picture books. Additionally, the Chen Bochui Author of the Year and Special Contribution awards have been created to give recognition to key figures of the children’s book arena, who have contributed to make books and reading more attractive to the younger ones.

Here is the 2018 CICLA winners list:

Mr. Zhang Mingzhou has been awarded
Special Contributor of the Year
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Mr. Herve Tullet has been awarded
Best Author of the Year
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Reindeer Through Six Seasons (Author: Gerelchimeg Blackcrane) published by Tomorrow Publishing House has won
Best Literary Work of the Year
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A-Lian (Author: Tang Sulan)
published by Hunan Children’s Publishing House has won Best Literary Work of the Year
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Blooming with Happiness in the Dulong Area: Our Minzu Primary School (Author: Wu Ran) published by Aurora Publishing House has won
Best Literary Work of the Year
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Teacher Turtle 1: A Beach on Campus (Author: Cheng Wei) published by Zhejiang Juvenile and Children’s Publishing House has won Best Literary Work of the Year
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That Year in the Blizzard (Author: Liu Hu) published by Shanghai Children’s Press has won
Best Literary Work of the Year
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Impressions of the Insects (Author: Jin Bo)
published in Shao Nian Wen Yi magazine (Issue No.8, 2017) has won Best Single Piece of the Year
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Paper Kiln (Author: Peng Xuejun)
published in OCTOBER the Children’s Literature magazine (Issue No.10, 2017) has won Best Single Piece of the Year
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Tonight, You’re Kings of Fourteen (Author: Xiao Ping)
published in OCTOBER the Children’s Literature magazine (Issue No.9, 2017) has won Best Single Piece of the Year
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Father Ram (Author: Zhang Zhongcheng)
published in OCTOBER the Children’s Literature magazine (Issue No.8, 2017) has won Best Single Piece of the Year
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Draw a Moon for the Lonely Night Sky (Author: Jia Ying)
published in Shao Nian Wen Yi magazine (Supplementary Issue No.5, 2017) has won Best Single Piece of the Year
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The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse (Author: Mac Barnett Illustrator: Jon Klassen) published by Candlewick Press has won
Best Picture Book of the Year
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Where Have the Tickets Gone? (Author/Illustrator: Liu Xugong) published by Global Views—Commonwealth Publishing Group has won Best Picture Book of the Year
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Grandma’s Magic of Cloth Scraps (Author/Illustrator: Ao Zi) published by 21st Century Publishing Group has won
Best Picture Book of the Year
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The Day War Came (Author: Nicola Davies Illustrator: Rebecca Cobb) published by Walker Books Ltd. has won
Best Picture Book of the Year
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Animalphabet (Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Sharon King-Chai) published by Macmillan Children’s Books Imprint: Two Hoots has won Best Picture Book of the Year
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