The 9th China Shanghai International Children's Book Fair (CCBF) held at the West Bund Art Centre on 2-4 December 2022. As a special event of CCBF, this edition of Children Plus is placed under the motto of “Books & Seeds”. It is a bibliographic exhibition that gathers nearly 200 children's books published in 20 countries and territories in 15 languages in recent years, so as to create a multilingual library of the best content offered by international children's publishers on these topics.
After a first appearance at Expo Milan 2015, the Books & Seeds exhibition is landing in Shanghai in an enriched and updated shape. The exhibition intends to help children understand their relation to nature, and plant seeds of knowledge and awareness for a way of life respectful of the planet and its diversity. Through the books featured in the exhibition, children and young people can grow with new opportunities to learn about the world and receive the motivation to take action while keeping at heart the well-being of everyone.
Beyond the books, the exhibition also offers a visually impacting scenography based on the book I Ate Sunshine for Breakfast, by Michael Holland and Philip Giordano. Giordano's art will keep you company throughout your visit of the exhibition. The three-color background combined with simple and designed graphic elements presents the three major themes of this special exhibition: Seeds & Plants, Seeds & Ecosystem, and Seeds for a Better Life.
This exhibition is hosted by the China Shanghai International Children's Book Fair, co-organised by Bologna Children's Book Fair, and curated by Giannino Stoppani Cooperativa Sociale. The curators, children's book experts Grazia Gotti and Silvana Sola, are glad to offer you a project that plants the seeds of the ideal. It pursues the possibility that books can help children and young people grow with new opportunities to learn about the world. Hope that from these books they can receive the motivation to take action while keeping at heart the well-being of everyone.