Awards

Silent Book

In response to the waves of refugees from Africa and the Middle East arriving in the Italian island, Lampedusa, IBBY launched the project “Silent Books, from the world to Lampedusa and back” in 2012. The project required creating a collection of silent books (wordless picture books) that could be understood and enjoyed by children regardless of language. The Silent Books Collection were collected from IBBY National Sections. As IBBY's national section, KBBY recommends Korean picture books to the Silent Books project

Recommended Books

Stars and Me

Stars and Me

 

Author Jin-ho Jung

Illustrator Jin-ho Jung

Publisher BIR Publishing Co.

Publication year 2017

Stars belong to their seers. This beautiful picture book encourages its readers to tear down any barriers that have been built up due to bad habits or obsessions.

Lines

Lines

 

Author Suzy Lee

Illustrator Suzy Lee

Publisher BIR Publishing Co.

Publication year 2017

Stars belong to their seers. This beautiful picture book encourages its readers to tear down any barriers that have been built up due to bad habits or obsessions.

Happy Backpack

Happy backpack

 

Author Kim, Jungmin

Illustrator Kim, Jungmin

Publisher BookGoodCome 

Publication year 2018

The illustrations, with ink lines, have only characters and important objects. There are no backgrounds. These visual representations show how the story unfolds and how characters feel, without any text.

Cracks

Crack

 

Author Lee, Seou 

Illustrator Lee, Seou 

Publisher BookGoodCome 

Publication year 2018

This book can uplift anyone who has been downtrodden or ever felt hopeless. It will help the reader to see their hard times from a different perspective. The perspectives given in this book can bring hope to the disheartened and encouragement to the discouraged.

I Meet You

I Meet You

 

Author Beck Ji-won 

Illustrator Beck Ji-won 

Publisher Bombom Publishing Co.  

Publication year 2017

A girl comes across a polar bear. They become friends. They share food and spend time together. This story carries an important philosophical lesson that once we meet, we must part.

Do You Hear My Mind

Do You Hear My Mind

 

Author Jo A-ra 

Illustrator Jo A-ra 

Publisher Hansol Soobook Publishing   

Publication year 2017

This book enables you to listen to a child’s wish to be happy. You can play the piano, sing songs and dance for lonely children in need.

A blue Fountain

A Blue Fountain

 

Author Choi Kyung Sik 

Illustrator Choi Kyung Sik

Publisher Sakyejul Publishing Ltd.  

Publication year 2016

By harnessing the power of imagination, a fountain in a garden turns into a whale. It shoots a jet of water from its spout which stretches all the way to the sea. It is a beautiful story.

Breathing

Breathing

 

Author Noh In-Kyung 

Illustrator Noh In-Kyung

Publisher Munhakdongne Publishing Group  

Publication year 2018

This story tells us a message that we all breathe life into other beings in the world and that our daily life is about breathing together. The author uses the sounds of the underwater world to convey this message.

It's You

It’s You

 

Author Regina Park 

Illustrator Regina Park

Publisher Gloyeon  

Publication year 2018

This book is about the moment when life is conceived. It shows mysterious, beautiful and magical moments page by page. You can listen to music by following the links in the QR codes found on each page. This way you can read and listen at the same time.

Recommended Books

A Day at the Beach

A Day at the Beach

 

Author Kim Su-yeon

Illustrator Kim Su-yeon

Publisher Borimpress

Publication year 2012

Hidden Letter Picture Book

Hidden Letter Picture Book

 

Author Song Myeong-jin

Illustrator Song Myeong-jin

Publisher Borimpress

Publication year 2002

Where are you Here I am

Where are you?- Here I am

 

Author Patti Kim

Illustrator Sonia Sánchez

Publisher MUST B Publishing Co.

Publication year 2014

Recommended Books

Wave

Wave

 

Author Suzy Lee

Illustrator Suzy Lee

Publisher BIR Publishing Co.

Publisher Laed. Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 2008

Publication year 2009

The Rocket Boy

The Rocket Boy

 

Author Ara Jo

Illustrator Ara Jo

Publisher Hansol Soobook Publishing

Publication year 2011