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IBBY Italia, the Italian section of IBBY International Board on Books for Young People, is the Guest of Honour 2018 of UAEBBY during Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival 2018, that runs from April 18-28.

The Italian guests are Dr. Marcella Terrusi, representative of IBBY Italy; Beatrice Masini, famous children’s author; the young famous illustrator Andrea Antinori; Elena Pasoli, Manager of Bologna Book Fair and Grazia Gotti, the Children’s Book Expert.

The Italian delegation will participate in a program which is rich with various cultural events organized by UAEBBY (UAE Board on Books for Young People) in partnership with the Consulate General of Italy in Dubai, ICE School (International Concept For Education) of Dubai, and with the support of Monviso Water, Piadera and Pulcinella.

The Guest of Honour program, which lasts from April 18th to 21st, includes panel discussions, lectures and events of Story Telling, Art Workshops and Book signing dedicated to children.

On April 20th, the Story Telling event at ICE School will start with the Official Opening of the Italian Library by Her Excellency Valentina Setta, Consul General of Italy in Dubai.

We invite you to take part in a fantastic program enriched by the deep experience of the Italian Culture in the field of Children’s Literature.


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