"A book is a link between the past and the future. It is a bridge between generations and across cultures. It is a force for creating and sharing wisdom and knowledge." - excerpt of the message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of the World Book and Copyright Day.
On 23 April 2016, we celebrate World Book and Copyright Day to promote books, reading and copyright. This date also marks the anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and Cervantes, as well as that of the birth or death of several other prominent authors.
"A window onto our inner lives, books are also the doorway to mutual respect and understanding between people, across all boundaries and differences" - Ms. Irina Bokava
To celebrate World Book and Copyright Day and share our love for books and reading, we are having a limited time promotion from 22-24 April with 20% off all Oyez! titles. BONUS: Get our specially designed World Book Day poster for FREE with every order. Just enter "WORLDBOOKDAY" in the coupon code upon checkout. Do spread the word and help us commemorate this meaningful day.
Pustaka Bookaroo Festival of Children’s Literature is back! Running from 16-17 April at Pustaka Negeri Sarawak in Kuching, it promises to be an exciting affair with a lineup of international and local authors, illustrators, storytellers and more. With the theme Bringing Children and Books Together, the weekend will be packed with storytelling, crafts, doodling, poetry and art workshops for children from 4 up to 12 years of age. This event is truly something for parents, children, teachers, educators and just about anyone who is interested in promoting books and reading for children, to look forward to.
Speakers at the event come from far and wide such as India, Singapore, and Australia. From Malaysia, five Oyez!Books authors/ illustrators will also be participating at the event! They are :
Bookaroo Festival was founded in India in 2008 and made its debut in Kuching last year in partnership with Pustaka Negeri Sarawak, the National State Library. Check out the exciting programme and download the schedule at the Bookaroo website.
So don't forget to bring the kids out for a weekend of books, stories and fun activities with all the Oyez! authors and international personalities at Pustaka Bookaroo Festival of Children’s Literature! Admission is FREE.
Director Linda Tan Lingard from YGL will be looking to looking to sell Oyez! titles as well as source for suitable titles for the Malaysian market. Come and visit us in London!
NEWS & EVENTS
22 Apr - 14 May - Harmony with Nature Photo Contest 2017
22-23 Apr - Pustaka Bookaroo Festival of Children's Literature
17 Apr - Introduction to the Asian Festival of Children's Content
03 - 06 Apr - Bologna Children's Book Fair 2017
18 - 26 Mar - Oyez! Children's Book Week
16 Sep - Celebrate Malaysia Day with Oyez!Books
7 June - Interview with BFM Radio