Visiting publishers exhibitions begins with free time, so that everyone can independently familiarize themselves with the illustrations. This moment of discovery allows, firstly, to get acquainted with the various professions involved in the production of the book. Instructions: You will visit the book exhibition. To begin with, I leave you 10 minutes so that everyone takes the time to find out calmly, alone. Watch the signs to understand how the book comes to you, and answer the questions we asked ourselves. Then we will all meet in front of the first panel. An adult will observe the spontaneous reactions of children who will not fail to make comments or express surprises. In this free time, children gathered in front of the first panel to exchange opinions that an adult would lead, for example, by asking the following questions.
What does this white page symbolize in the middle of this poster? When you write, do you prefer to use a pen or a computer? Why? What to draw? What is the name of the company that publishes the books? You know? What qualities do you think are necessary to become a publisher? What does the author seem to feel when the publisher announces that he is accepting his project? What is the difference between an illustrated album and a novel? What do you usually see on the cover of a book? What is a good cover for you? Why is it important to cover a book? What are the main differences between a library and a bookstore? Where do you go most often? What does the book mean to you? What would you compare with? What did you learn that sounds amazing to you? Depending on the reactions of the children, it might be a good idea to re-open the comments, asking other questions or moving on to illustrations related to their comments. The session will be continued with many tracks of work (role-playing games, sequential images, watching videos …) offered at other courses or reading an album. Then the children will explain how this book fell into their hands!
The expansion of this exhibition is to offer children activities that will enable them to better master this literary and artistic world. In the form of oral or written games, research or creative seminars, they will be able to collaborate in teamwork, acquire vocabulary and knowledge of the book scheme, and, of course, write and read! The report on this visit can be made in several forms: an exhibition, a film, photographs, pages in a newspaper of an institution … To share this moment with others (students, teachers, parents), linking images and works written, this is also a training project.
In schools, bookstores, libraries that purchased the exhibition, which, with a graphic designer, designed and produced these posters for IPNE participants, it offers entertainment for children and adolescents. Practicing or working in all book publishing professions, she also has experience teaching and teaching adults.
The editorial board of the journal “Science” of the National Union of Publishers, like every year, organizes meetings for all ages in order to better disseminate scientific knowledge and find books that make them accessible. How is nature changing? Will our brain remain human? What is the adventure of biodiversity? What are the variations in the history of mankind? Organic farming: hope or fantasy? The adventure of Apollo: how did they get the moon? Can math be entertaining? Is another end of the world possible? How are nanotechnologies transforming our daily lives? Scientists and authors will answer these and many other questions to satisfy everyone’s curiosity! For example, Etienne Klein will share his questions with his new collection. How did we find out?
This program for the first time finds its place on the stage, in numerous formats, where children can distinguish fiery fights between the heroines of the moment and dialogues on intimate topics in comics about you. She also innervates other scenes of pop literature on the stage of young people, drawing a literary portrait of this generation through a series of meetings devoted to his specific topics of society, comics in the program, passing between the lines on the stage.
Addition. The preparatory workshops conducted by the groups focused on topics selected and prioritized by publishers (digital, public book policies, business models of independent publishers, children’s literature, national and local language publications, editorial solidarity of partnerships and Fair Book) giving books). These workshops and distance exchanges have enabled the development of tools and recommendations designed for government agencies, international organizations and book professionals. The sum of these proposals is aimed at protecting and developing the publishing market both nationally and internationally.