This meeting on research into children’s books and reading is prompted by the fact that alongside a thriving children’s book industry, publishers are increasingly turning their attention to scholarly work on the sector. This has led to a broader understanding of children’s publishing and its history, with in-depth studies into the various genres and the importance of reading in the educational process. English/Italian/English translation service will be provided


Julia Eccleshare, Children’s Book Editor at The Guardian UK


Ana Garralon, scholar, professor of Children’s Literature, SPAIN; Leonard Marcus, children’s book and illustration historian, UNITED STATES; Olga Myaeots, Library of Foreign Literature, RUSSIA; Dolores Prades, editorial consultant and editor in chief of the online magazine Emilia, BRAZIL; Carla Ida Salviati, scholar specializing in the history of children’s literature and publishing, author of essays and articles on reading, consultant for the Centre for Books and Reading, speaker and course lecturer at numerous universities, ITALY; Marcella Terrusi, professor at Urbino’s ISIA, researcher at Bologna University, scholar and author of books on children’s books, ITALY