Chen Bochui International Children's Literature Award


The award is one of the longest–running literary prizes in China, as well as one of the most important awards presented by CCBF. Founded in 1981 by the Shanghainese children’s writer, Chen Bochui (1906-1997), it honours authors, illustrators,  and professionals of children's literature who have made a great contribution to children's literature in China and the rest of the world.


2018 Chen Bochui International Children's Literature Award calls for application!

The organisers of the Chen Bochui International Children’s Literature Award (CICLA) are glad to call all publishing houses to enter their best original picture books in the International Picture Book Award 2018.

Entry Procedure

Completed entry forms should be sent back by email to the following address:
One entry form is required for each title submitted.

The entry form(s) should be printed out on paper and sent, together with two samples of each book, to the following mail address:
Contact: Mr. Zhang Wei (2018 CICLA Submissions)
T: +86-21-2320 4830︱E:
Shanghai Book Traders
390, Fuzhou Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China, 200001

Entry deadline: 30 September, 2018

2017 Chen Bochui International Children‘s Literature Award Laureates

Best International Picture Books

《Le Ruban [The Ribbon]
Written and illustrated Adrien Parlange
Published by Albin Michel Jeunesse (France)

《和风一起散步》[Take a Walk with the Wind]
Written and illustrated by Xiong Liang
Published by Tianjin People’s Publishing House (China)

Brzuchem do góry [Lazing About, Facing the Sky]
Written and illustrated: Urszula Palusińska
Published by Wydawnictwo Dwie Siostry (Poland)

Du lz tak ? [What is That ?]
Written and illustrated by Carson Ellis
Published by Candlewick Press (USA)

《屋檐下的腊八粥》[The Rice Porridge Under the Eaves]
Written by Zheng Chunhua; illustrated by Zhu Chengliang
Published in by Shanghai Juvenile and Children's Publishing House (China)


Best Novel in Chinese Language

《童眸》[In Their Young Eyes]
Written by Huang Beijia
Published by Phoenix Juvenile and Children’s Publishing Ltd

《梦想是生命里的光》[Dreams Shine in My Life]
Written by Shu Huibo
Published by Shanghai Juvenile and Children's Publishing House

《沐阳上学记:男生女生那些事儿》[Muyang’s School Life: All about Boys and Girls]
Written by Xiao Ping
Published by Zhejiang Literature and Art Publishing House

《布罗镇的邮递员》[The Postman of Buluo Town]
Written by Guo Jiangyan
Published by Shanghai Juvenile and Children's Publishing House

《吉祥时光》[Jixiang’s Childhood]
Written by Zhang Zhilu
Published by The Writers Publishing House


Special Contribution Award of the Year

Helen Wang
Literature translator and Chinese literature promoter


Author of the Year Award

Qin Wenjun
Chinese children's and young adult's writer