The fifth China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF), which wrapped up earlier this month, brought together approximately 350 exhibitors for an exploration of the Asian publishing market. We’ve rounded up a selection of photo highlights from the fair, from book talks to tots with books. All photos by Teri Tan.
This year’s CCBF marked the fifth edition of an event that kicked off as a trial program to host and match-make publishing, rights, and distribution players interested in the vast Chinese children’s book market.
A showcase of the winners of the 2017 Chen Bochui International Children’s Literature Award, Winners for the Best International Picture Book category include Carson Ellis’s Du Iz Tak?, Adrien Parlange’s Le Ruban, and Urszula Palusinska’s Lazing About, Facing the Sky.
Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski (Maps) with illustrator Javier Zabala (La Bambina e la Gallina) at a talk hosted by Beijing Dandelion Publishing House’s founder Sally Yan (r.).
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series has a new fan.
Kids read aloud animal-themed stories by bestselling Chinese author Shen Shixi.
Kids and parents are entertained by a balloon twister provided by JD.com, which is China’s second biggest online bookstore.
Disney artist Philo Barnhart signs books and gives out sketches.
K.T. Hao, founder of Taipei-based Grimm Press, speaks to fans. Hao has written more than 66 titles, including bestsellers Best Friends, Little Stone Buddha, and One Pizza, One Penny.
Games and prizes at Everafter Books.
National Geographic’s eye-catching booth.
Kids try out sound-module books.
Fairgoers explore a colorful tree of knowledge by Shenzhen Booking Imp Exp Co., the Chinese supplier for Flying Start Books.