Children’s literature

This toolkit contains two separate exhibitions.

  1. Where children grow presents characters of Swedish children’s books, focuses on children’s rights to express themselves and be heard. The exhibition, produced in collaboration with the Swedish Institute for Children’s Books, aims to establish a dialogue on the importance of children’s literature and a child perspective.
  2. A tribute to children’s books is produced by the Swedish Academy for Children’s Books and highlights reasons for reading and includes illustrations by Swedish illustrators of children’s books.

The toolkit also contains guidelines for workshops and seminars with pedagogues, authors and illustrators with topic suggestions.

Instructions and manuals

Where children grow
Instructions for translating and printing the exhibition and folder

A tribute to children’s books
Instructions for printing the exhibition

Building blocks

Language versions

The Where children grow exhibition and folder are already available in Swedish, English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, Latvian, Portuguese, Lithuanian, Turkish and Russian.

A tribute to children’s books is available in English, Arabic, Belarussian, Turkish, French, Russian and Polish.

The exhibitions can also be translated into other local languages by the foreign missions. See text files below.

1. Where children grow

Exhibition material
Exhibition overview
Exhibition text for translation (SWE)
Exhibition text for translation (ENG)

Folder
A folder presenting the authors and illustrators are also available for local translation.
Preview the English version here
Folder text for translation (SWE)
Folder text for translation (ENG)

Colouring book
Pippi Longstocking, PDF for print
This can be used in conjunction with a literature event for children.

2. A tribute to children’s books

Exhibition material
Exhibition overview
Text for translation (ENG)
Text for translation (SWE)

Film

Communication and activities

Event suggestions connecting to the exhibitions

Financial support

Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum 40,000 SEK for production of the exhibition, language translation and travel costs and remuneration for Swedish guest speakers.

How to apply

Application is done by filling out the application form.

The application must be sent in at least two months before the event. Resources are limited and financial support may not be available at the end of the year. Limits may apply.

By filling out the application form you agree to respect the copyright agreement for the images.

After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.

Individuals or organisations who would like to show the exhibit should contact the Swedish embassy or consulate in your area.

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information, contact Emma Jansson.