|Seven children's books won prizes at the National Book Awards. Photo: sggp.org.vn
The awards for children's books included one A prize, Chang Hoang Dã – Gấu (Wild Chang and Bear); four B prizes, Dạy con tài chính (Teach children finance), Chuyện của anh em nhà Mem và Kya (Tales of the Mem and Kya brothers), Loài Plastic - Khi nhựa trỗi dậy (Rise of plastic) and Lướt cùng Tí Địa Lí (Surfing with Tí); and two C prizes Nâu Nâu thị thành - Xanh Xanh đồng quê (Brown Urban - Green Countryside) and Cuốn sách về quyền lực - Nó là cái gì, ai có nó, và tại sao? (The Book of Power - What is it, who has it, and why?).
In recent years, many publishers and companies such as Nha Nam, Dong A, Dinh Ti and HCM City General Publishing House have begun to pay more attention to children's books with highly rated publications.
For a long time, many people believed that local books could not compare with foreign ones. However, Vietnam has many local authors who can write quality books for children.
The National Book Awards Council honoured 24 works of literature at a ceremony held last Friday in Hanoi.
The best books written about politics-economics, natural sciences and technology, social sciences, humanities, culture, literature, art and children's books have been awarded prizes.
Speaking at the ceremony, Nguyen Trong Nghia, head of the Publicity Department of the Party Central Committee, affirmed the importance of the awards and said he hoped that the National Book Awards, would help spread the reading culture in the community and bring knowledge close to society.
Chairman of the National Book Awards Council Hoang Vinh Bao said that books for children were a highlight of the fourth National Book Awards.
Le Hoang, vice chairman of the Vietnam Publishing Association, spoke on vietnamnet.vn that besides the books with high academic and ideological value, there are also books providing scientific knowledge, culture, art and living skills for young people.
This year's Book Awards continues to have some adjustments and innovations, especially focusing on consolidating and adding new members who are prestigious scientists and researchers, including some young scientists in the Preliminary and Final Examination Council, who come from various regions across the country, the online newspaper reported.
Source: Vietnam News
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