Two Little Bugs has been selected as a 2012 'White Raven' - one of 250 outstanding children’s books published around the world last year!
“White Ravens” are selected by the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany as "examples of extraordinary and innovative books for children and adolescents." White Ravens "inspire and provoke, set new trends, and are of the highest quality in terms of language, content, and artistry. They indicate children's books that deserve worldwide attention on account of their universal themes and their unique and innovative style."
Of the thousands of titles submitted, Two Little Bugs was also awarded a “special mention” by the International Youth Library committee – an honour reserved for only a handful of titles. As a result of its selection Two Little Bugs will be showcased at this year’s Bologna and Frankfurt book fairs alongside two other NZ novels for Young Adults, The Traveling Restaurant by Barbara Else and The Scent of Apples by Jacquie McRae. Yay! To see what the IYL had to say about Two Little Bugs, The Travelling Restaurant, and The Scent of Apples, click here.
The International Youth Library is the coolest kids book library in the world. They have a unique archival collection of almost 600,000 children’s books in over 130 languages! All titles held at the library can be accessed by researchers and visitors from all over the world. What a place to visit for booklovers! - Definitely on our ‘must do’ list... and look! It's in a castle!
To find out a little more about the International Youth Library click here