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Dear Reader Friend,


“Children’s Picture Books Symposium: In Writing-Illustrating-Reading” and “Illustrations from Children’s Picture Books Exhibition: The First Step” will take place in Ankara between November 4th and 14th 2022 in cooperation with Reading Culture Association (Okuma Kültürü Derneği), Ankara University Faculty of Educational Sciences, Ankara University Research and Application Center for Children’s and Youth Literature and the Embassy of Finland.

The symposium will host conferences and panels on the child, reading and children’s picture books on November 4th 2022.

On November 5th 2022, two workshops will take place to review and discuss together the production processes of illustrations of children’s books.

Between November 4th and 14th 2022, our symposium will host an exhibition at the conference hall lounge that will display illustration examples from children’s picture books for ages 0 to 6 and book covers.


Illustrators, designers, authors and illustrators of children’s books, kindergarten teachers, librarians, parents, educators, experts in related fields, academicians and lovers of children’s books and reading enthusiasts are all welcome to our event.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Conference Hall of European Union Research and Application Center (ATAUM) in Ankara.





Reading Culture Association


Children’s Picture Books Symposium: In Writing-Illustrating-Reading

November 4th 2022 Friday – ATAUM 


Opening Speeches


Reading Culture Association, Chair



Embassy of Finland Ankara, Second Secretary


Prof. Dr. Necdet ÜNÜVAR

Ankara University, Rector

09:45-10:15 Keynote 1

Warm Traces in Cognition

Prof. Dr. Ferhunde ÖKTEM

10:15-10:45 Keynote 2

Why Quality Books?”

Prof. Dr. Sedat SEVER


Tea-Coffee Break


11:00-13:00 Panel 1

An Evaluation of Images in Printed and Digital Children’s Books

Prof Dr. Ayşe Çakır İLHAN 

(Session Moderator)


Are Illustrations Necessary in Children’s Books?

Ferit AVCI


The Process of Becoming an Illustrator



Digital/Animated Picture Books: Examples from Finland



Tea-Coffee Break


13:30-15:15 Panel 2

Reading Together


(Session Moderator)


Why Children’s Picture Books?

Prof. Dr. Canan ASLAN


Tactile Picture Books

Doç Dr. Erol ÇİTCİ


How Did We Read Together?

Gülcihan ÇEVİK


Closing Speeches


Children’s Picture Books
Workshop Activities

November 5th 2022 Friday – ATAUM 

Workshop 1
New Illustration Trends in Digital Children’s Books

Prof. Dr. Serdar TUNA


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Murat KARA

Development Process of Interactivity in Electronic Children’s Books

Research Asst. Gökçen Çelik ÖZBAHÇE

Digitally Animated Children’s Books as a New Form

November 5th 2022, Saturday

Time: 10:30-12:30

Workshop 2
Template Culture in Children’s Picture Books

Prof. Dr. Hasan PEKMEZCİ

November 5th 2022, Saturday

Time: 13:30-14:30

Illustrations from Children’s Picture Books Exhibition: The First Step

November 4th-14th 2022 – ATAUM Lounge

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