Nominations IBBY-Honourlist 2018

20 June 2017

Every two years IBBY publishes the Honourlist, a list of high-quality children’s and youth books published in IBBY’s more than seventy-five countries. The national sections of IBBY nominate one book for each category that excels in text, illustrations or translation.

  • For the category ‘translators’, Tjalling Bos is nominated for his excellent translation of the book Naar de top of Dan Gemeinhart (published by Lemniscaat).

  • For the first time, IBBY-Nederland also presents a translator in Frisian and that is Martsje de Jong for her translation De GFR (by Roald Dahl, issued by Regaad Utjouwerij).

  • For the category ‘illustrators’ Ludwig Volbeda is nominated for his special illustrations in De vogels (with text by Ted van Lieshout, Leopold publishing house / Gemeentemuseum The Hague).

  • In the category ‘authors’ the nomination goes to Annet Schaap for her impressive debut Lampje (published by Querido).

  • Since The Netherlands is bilingual, a Frisian book can also be presented for the category ‘authors’ in addition to a Dutch book. That is Mirjam van Houten this year for her book Tije for which she also provided the illustrations (published by Af√Ľk).

The books of the honorary list will be presented at the International IBBY conference that will take place in Athens next year.


Agnes Vogt


Agnes Vogt

Head of translations / Translations grants children's books