Last Friday Banco del Libro, reading promoter and 2007 ALMA recipient, released the 33rd edition of best Spanish publications of children´s and young adult literature. The selection of books include 90 titels, and the purpose is not only to promote high quality books but also to highlight Latin American publishing which has increased in volume lately.
During the evaluation work a few trends have been identified in the production of children’s books. First books that invite the reader to explore the inner and psychic, books that raise questions and reflections, and addresses issues such as respect for differences, understanding and acceptance of change and the importance of emotional ties. Another trend is books with realistic subjects and information books that promote research and curiosity.
We couldn´t help but noticing that the selection includes Nocturno by Isol (Fondo de Cultura Económica: México). Nocturne is one of her most recent works, and should be read as an introduction to the night’s dreams. It´s printed in fluorescent colors so that it can be read in bed in the dark…
Interested in the list? Link to revistababar.com here.