IBBY Honour List

Every two years, IBBY SA, along with other National Sections, is invited to nominate one writer, illustrator and translator of exceptional books in each of the country's official languages published during the period. The chosen books are presented at the IBBY Congress, after which seven sets of the books are exhibited around the world at conferences and book fairs. Permanent collections are housed at the International Youth Library in Munich, the Swiss Institute for child and Youth Media in Zurich, Bibiana Research Collection in Bratislava, IBBY in Tokyo and Northwestern University Library in Illinois.


South Africa was admitted to membership of IBBY in February 1992. The first South African books were submitted for the 1994 Congress in Seville.


Nomination Process

The South African process from 2014: IBBY SA asks all of its members to submit books for adjudication by filling in a ‘Best-Book Box’ every three months. The final adjudication of the single book in each category is presided over by Lona Gericke (former Children’s Librarian at the Bellville Public Library, former member of the Hans Andersen Award Jury, and former Vice Chairperson of IBBY SA).


List of Winners

2014

Author: Afrikaans
Author: English
Illustrator

Fanie Viljoen

Jayne Bauling 

Niki Daly

Leeus met letsels
Dreaming of Light
The Herd Boy

Human & Rousseau, 2012
Tafelberg, 2012
Jacana, 2012

2012

Author: Afrikaans

Author: English

Translator

Illustrator

Linda Rode

Sally-Anne Partridge

André Brink

Joan Rankin

In Die Nimmer-Immer Bos

Fuse

Die Avonture van Alice in Wonderland

Just Sisi

Tafelberg, 2009

Human & Rousseau, 2009

Human & Rousseau, 2010

Human & Rousseau, 2010

2010

Author: Afrikaans

Authors: English

Translator

Illustrator

Derick van der Walt

Dianne Case and Yvonne Hart

Jaco Jacobs

Elizabeth Pulles

Lien se lankstaanskoene

Katy of Sky Road

Willemien en die geel kat

Siyolo se trui / Siyolo's Jersey

Tafelberg, 2007

Maskew Miller Longman 2007

LAPA, 2008

Tafelberg, 2008

2008

Author: Afrikaans

Author: English

Author: isiXhosa

Translator

Illustrator

Jaco Jacobs
K Sello Duiker
Mhlobo Jadezweni
Russell H Kaschula
Anneliese Voigt-Peters

Suurlemoen

The Hidden Star 

UTshepo mde / Tall enough

Emthonjeni

Ouma Ruby’s Secret

LAPA, 2007
Umuzi Random House, 2006
Electric Book Works, 2006
New Africa Books, 2006
Giraffe Books, 2006

2006

Author: Afrikaans

Author: English

Translator

Illustrator

Anoeschka von Meck

Kagiso Lesego Molope

Philip de Vos

Piet Grobler

Vaselinetjie

Dancing in the Dust 

Die wolf wat outjie geskree het

Makwelane and the Crocodile

Tafelberg, 2004

Oxford University Press Southern Africa, 2004

Human & Rousseau, 2004

Human & Rousseau, 2004

2004

Author: Afrikaans

Author: English

Translator

Illustrator

Marita van der Vyver

Dianne Hofmeyr

Philip W. de Vos

Niki Daly

Die ongeloofike avonture van Hanna Hoekom 

The Waterbearer

Die spree met foete

Yebo, Jamela! 

Tafelberg, 2002
Hodder Children’s, 2003
Human & Rousseau 2003
Tafelberg, 2001

2002

Author: Afrikaans

Author: English

Translator

Illustrator

Jan Vermeulen

Jenny Robson

Janie Oosthuysen

Piet Grobler

Geraamtes drama nie klere nie

Because Pula Means Rain

Harry Potter en die Towenaar se Steen

Dokter Me Di Syn en die keiser se seun

Tafelberg, 2000

Tafelberg, 2000

Human & Rousseau, 2001

Human & Rousseau, 2001

2000

Author: Afrikaans

Translator

Illustrator

Barrie Hough

Linda Rode

Niki Daly    

Skilpoppe

Sannie Langtand

The Boy on the Beach

Tafelberg, 1998

Tafelberg, 1998

McElderry, 1999

1998

Author: Afrikaans 

Author: English

Translator

Translator

Illustrator

Martie Prelller

Peter Slingsby

Sydney Z Zotwana

Beatrice Nobuhle Somi

Jude Daly

In die tyd van die Esob

The Joining

Igubu lobugqi likakumkani

Intsomi Yomdatshi Obhabyayo

The Gift of the Sun

Tafelberg, 1996

Tafelberg, 1996

Garamond, 1996

Anansi, 1995

Tafelberg, 1996

1996

Author: Afrikaans

Author: English

Illustrator

George Weideman

Dianne Hofmeyr

Niki Daly

Die optog van die aftjoppers

Blue Train to the Moon

'n Ronde maan en 'n ster vir my

Tafelberg, 1994

Maskew Miller Longman, 1993

Human & Rousseau, 1994

1994

Author: Afrikaans

Author: English

Translator

Illustrator

Linda Rode

Allan Jermieson

Linda Rode

Niki Daly

Stories vir die vaak

The Delmonico Two O Five

Was oupa rêrig ’n seerower?

All the magic in the world

Tafelberg, 1992

Tafelberg, 1992

Human & Rousseau, 1992

The Bodley Head, 1993