Guus Kuijer wins Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2012

On the 20th of March 2012  this year’s winner of the ALMA Prize (the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award) was announced.
It goes to the Dutch author Guus Kuijer.
He is not very well known worldwide but his books are very popular in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany and some of them have been filmed as well. His books are translated to a few languages (I read in the newspaper that nine of his books are translated into Swedish), but I guess that the award will make him more famous.
ALMA is the largest money prize given to authors of books for children … Continue reading

Well done! More and more associations online

Well done! We’re getting there.

Since Vienna and the start of our new website 16 associations were able to get information on their pages.
Austria; Belgium ( French); Croatia; Czech Republic; Estonia; Finland; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Ireland; Macedonia; Netherlands; Norway; Romania; Slovenia; Spain.

So it’s fun and it’s easy. Please look at the pages of your friends. Maybe you will be inspired to add your own page ( if you don’t have one) or add more information or pictures on your page.

If you need help please ask me of one of the other IDEC colleagues.


MaRA’s website: Seminar Presentations, Skopje 2010

Friends, MaRA is very much excited about our new web site:

Among the other pages there is this one It contains the presentations of almost all of the presenters, in Skopje 2010. I know I don’t have Hennrieta  and Schlomo’s. I would be more than happy to also add these. Is it all right for you to have them  here, on the IDEC web site?

Please let me know.

Check the editors list

As I promised I will make your own association page private on the IDEC website. This means that only one representative from the country / Association can add and edit. You cannot change the information on other pages any more. 
I would like to know who will be the editor of your association page. I made a list with associations and editors. You can find this list on IDEC spreadsheet Roles
Request: Check the list, and:  

  • Place a + sign ( PLUS) or an OK in the column at the right to tell me this is OK. He/She will be the editor
  • Put a new name in the right … Continue reading