The Foundation International Youth Library has been publishing a lavishly illustrated calendar of international poetry for children since 2011. All the pages are well filled - all except one. That is to be designed directly by the children. Every year, the library and publishing staff are too curious to see what rhymes and pictures the children themselves come up with, so they left one weekly page blank at the beginning of fall.
This year we received 176 entries from Switzerland, Austria, Lithuania, Italy, Canada and, of course, Germany. The poems were in Russian, Spanish, French, Turkish, Lithuanian, German and many other languages! The decision was anything but easy for the jury - but after long deliberations they agreed on these eleven winners.
We congratulate the young artists from the bottom of our hearts and thank all those who sent us their impressively illustrated poems!
By the way, the calendar is published by edition momente, it costs 22 € and is available here or in bookstores.