From March 26th  to 29th, 2018 we are at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, the leading professional fair for children’s books in the world.

And China will be the Guest of Honour of the 55th Bologna Children’s Book Fair to be staged at BolognaFiere Exhibition Centre, Italy. Focusing on the theme of “Dream”, the Guest of Honour activities will feature the images of children and pandas reading together, which symbolizes the bright future and wonderful dream brought about by reading.

Occupying an area of 600 sqm, the China Pavilion, with its booth number B127, is located in Hall 26. Some 3,000 titles in 4,000 copies of books on intellectual enlightenment, cartoons and comics, parent-child reading, Chinese language learning and science education will be presented. The Pavilion will be divided into the book exhibition zone, the cultural exhibition zone and the activities area. Visitors will have the chance to learn about the past and present of children’s publishing in China and hear the voice of Chinese publishers.

A host of professional events and cultural exhibitions will be staged, including the History of Children’s Publishing in China, the “Greatness for Appreciation” Publishers’ Forum, the International Children’s Publishing Summit, and the Collection of Chinese Traditional Picture Story Books.

As one of the highlights of the China program, the Exhibition of Original Chinese Illustrations is located at the Services Centre, next to the Illustrators’ Café. Here the design philosophy is to create a poetic environment by reproductions of Chinese traditional landscape and gardens. There will be 147 pieces of original illustrations by 30 Chinese illustrators.

Famous children’s writers including Cao Wenxuan, Han Yuhai, and Yu Hong will be at the Fair, together with Chinese illustrators and publishers, to exchange ideas with international peers and readers.