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Common activities at the Oepli

The ClijCAT (www.clijcat.cat) is one of the four organisations in the OEPLI (www.oepli.org), its acronym in Spanish meaning the Spanish Organisation for Children´s and Young Adults´ books. The other three are: Galix (www.galix.org), Galtzagorri Elkartea (www.galtzagorri.eus) and Consejo General del Libro (www.oepli.org/esp/quienintegra.htm﹟uno). The OEPLI collectively organises a series of activities periodically. These include awards for literature and illustration, congresses and international shows on various aspects of children´s and young adults´ books, as well as annual celebratory events.

International Day For Children´S Books

On 2nd April each year, the anniversary of Hans Christian Andersen´s birth, the whole world pays homage to children´s books.
The ClijCAT coordinates the celebrations and disseminates information to participating libraries and bookshops in Catalonia, the Balearic Islands and the region of Valencia.
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Biennial Of Bratislava Illustration

The great international exhibition of illustrators of children´s and young adults´ books from around the world. (http://www.bib-slovakia.sk/) Participating illustrators from the Catalan speaking territories in the last exhibition (2007):
Anna Mongay, Carmela Mayor, Montse Tobilla, Lluís Farré, Tàssies, Mabel Piérola, Cristina Duran, Gerard Miquel Rosselló, Purificación Hernández, Aitana Carrasco, Paula Alenda, Pep Brocal, Txell Darné.

Congresses

Trobades d'especialistes en els aspectes més diversos relacionats amb el llibre infantil i juvenil.
Las ponencias, comunicaciones y la memoria del III Congreso Ibérico de Literatura Infantil y Juvenil, celebrado en Valencia se pueden consultar en: www.clijcat.cat.

Ibby Honour List 

The best children´s and young adults´ books of the past two years in terms of text, illustration and translation. http://www.ibby.org/index.php?id=270&L=3 Books in Catalan included in the List of Honour (2008):
Illustration: JOVÉ, Joseph M.; THA. L’home del sac (The Man with the Bag), La Galera/Cercle de Lectors.
Translation: BROBÉTY, Anne Lise. El temps de les paraules en veu baixa (The Time of Words in a Low Voice). Translation by Pau-Joan Hernández, Barcanova. 

Andersen Award

The ‘Nobel’ of children´s and young adults´ literature. To find the candidates: http://www.ibby.org/index.php?id=273&L=3

Premios Lazarillo

Prestigious state awards for literary creation and illustration.

Activities and advice for other organisations

CATALAN MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY: ‘From Hercules to Superman. Gods and heroes of Greco-Romano mythology’. The itinerant exhibition was opened in March 2004 and can currently be seen in the Salvador Vilaseca Museum of Archaelogy in Reus until 4th April 2009.
BARCELONA´S LIBRARIES: ‘What do we read?’. A meeting space directed at parents and educators, where a children´s literature specialist from ClijCAT presents and recommends selected books based on themes found in a child´s world (friendship, school, tolerance, fears etc.).
BARCELONA´S LIBRARIES: ‘What do we read?’. A meeting space directed at parents and educators, where a children´s literature specialist from ClijCAT presents and recommends selected books based on themes found in a child´s world (friendship, school, tolerance, fears etc.).
 

Clijcat. Consell Català del LLibre Infantil i Juvenil. clijcat@clijcat.cat
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