Yolanda Reyes
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Yolanda Reyes

Colombia | 1959
Winner of the XVI Iberoamerican Prize of Literature for children and young readers given by SM.
She has also received numerous acknowledge, among which stand out the Fundalectura Award, 1994, for her book The Terror of Sixth B and the creation scholarship from the Ministry of Culture for the novel The Terrible Years.
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Portuguese Pulo do Gato, FTD, Ediçoes SM / Danish Aurora Boreal / Spanish Alfaguara, SM, Babel Libros, Fondo de Cultura Económica, Laguna / Italian Logos Edizioni

Some of her pieces for children and youth like A Bed for Three and The Terror of Sixth B have figured in The White Ravens Honors List from the Youth Library of Munich.

Her novel, In Transit, was selected by Arcadia Magazine from Colombia as one of the best books of 2007 within the fiction category.

She is a columnist from El Tiempo journal and got a Special Mention in the Simón Bolívar Journalism Award, 2009.

She was one of the founders of “Espantapájaros” (Bogota), a pioneer project in the encouragement of reading from early childhood and has written numerous articles and essays that are a reference in the field of reader formation in Iberoamerica.

Owner of an undeniable literary versatility. César Mackenzie, Arcadia magazine

After a passionate and capricious debate, the group of Arcadia collaborators picks who it considers to be the three most important female writers in the country. The great poet (and novelist), no doubt, is Piedad Bonnett. María Cristina Restrepo and Yolanda Reyes, the great story-tellers. Arcadia magazine

Children’s literature

More children’s literature

Cucú. Poems and songs, 2010
Ernestina la gallina, 2010
El libro que canta. Poetry, 2005
Los años terribles. Novel, 2000
María de los Dinosaurios, 1998




Secretos que no sabemos que saben,2013
La biblioteca para lo que no saben leer, 2008
La casa imaginaria: lectura y literatura en la primera infancia, 2007