About KBBY

2020 Korea reading promotion poster Illustrated by Lee Uk bae

KBBY (Korean Board on Books for Young People) was founded in 1995 as the Korea national section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY).


To fulfill IBBY’s mission, KBBY works as a network of professionals from both home and abroad, collecting and sharing information on children’s and juvenile literature. KBBY also works in close partnership with the other national sections of IBBY to contribute to promoting cross-cultural exchange in children’s literature.


KBBY organizes international book exhibitions in collaboration with library networks, in efforts to share with the Korean audience the information on global books generated through the awards and activities of IBBY. Moreover, KBBY is committed to providing information on outstanding Korean children’s and juvenile literature with readers across the world.