Ibby honour list laureate 2020
The Blue Wings is the Flemish laureate of the international Ibby Honour List 2020, a biannual selection of the best children's and youth books worldwide.
KIMI-Siegel for diversity
The German edition of The Blue Wings received the KIMI-Siegel for diversity in children's books. Die blauen Flügel was published in august 2019 by Urachhaus (Stuttgart), translated by Eva Schweikart.
New book: someone else every day
Querido, February 2020
Who would you like to be today?
Someone Else Every Day is a playful picture book, illustrated by Merel Eyckerman.
Juno is someone else every day. She can be anybody or anything she wants. And her little brother Billy loves to play along. But then a large beast creeps into Juno’s imagination, and soon she loses control...
This year three new book titles of Jef Aerts are published in the United States (World English Rights). Two of them are on the launch list of Levine Querido, the wonderful new publishing house of Artur A. Levine (New York),
In September Levine Querido published the middle-grade novel The Blue Wings, beautifully translated by Laura Watkinson. Chris Sheban made a new illustration for the cover of this English edition.
In November Levine Querido publishes the picture book Bigger than a Dream, illustrated by the renowned Dutch-Swedish artist Marit Törnqvist and translated by David Colmer.
Earlier this year Cherry Blossom and Paper Planes was published by Floris Books. Sanne te Loo illustrated this picture book about deep friendship - and lots of cherries.
The Russian translation of Fish Don't Melt was published in August 2020 by Samokat Publishing House, Moskou. The book is translated by Irina Leichenko.