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The Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) is a national, not-for-profit organization, founded in 1976. We are dedicated to encouraging, promoting and supporting the reading, writing, illustrating and publishing of Canadian books for young readers. With book collections and extensive resources in five cities across Canada, the CCBC is a treasure-trove for anyone interested in Canadian books for young readers. Our programs, publications, and resources help teachers, librarians, booksellers and parents select the very best for young readers.

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Winners Announced for the 2015 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards


$145,000 in prize money awarded to Canadian children’s authors and illustrators

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Toronto (November 19, 2015) – The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is thrilled to announce the winners of its seven English-language children’s book awards. The TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award was given to author Jonathan Auxier, who took home the $30,000 prize for his middle-grade novel, The Night Gardener (Penguin Canada); an additional $12,500 was divided between the winning book’s publisher and the creators of the other four nominated titles. It was a big night for Auxier, who also won the Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy ($5,000). Seven awards in total were given out:

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Great Reads for the Holidays 2015

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The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) has compiled a list of great Canadian books, for kids of all ages, for the 2015 holiday season. The books featured in this list are starred selections from the Fall 2015 edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens.


Fall Edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens 2015 — Your guide for the holidays!

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The Canadian Children’s Book Centre Presents the Fall Edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens 2015

TorontoNovember 23, 2015 – The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is excited to announce the release of the Fall 2015 edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens, the CCBC’s semi-annual selection guide to the best Canadian books for children and young adults. This highly-regarded publication makes an excellent book-buying guide for the holidays—it features 205 of the best titles from the last publishing season, for readers from toddler to teen.

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CCBC Contest: Enter to Win 21 Books!

To celebrate the inaugural Amy Mathers Teen Book Award, which will be awarded for the first time on November 18 (click here to see the nominees), we are giving away 21 teen books to one lucky entrant. The contest will run from Tuesday, November 17 until Thursday, November 19 at midnight. The winning book will also be included in the prize. The contest is open to Canadian residents only.


Writers’ Trust Announces $50,000 Fellowship

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The Writers’ Trust of Canada announced today a new, three-year program to award $150,000 to Canadian writers in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. Intended to free writers substantially from financial concerns and provide a window in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible, the Writers’ Trust Fellowship will annually award one writer $50,000. Three Fellows will be named over three years, concluding in Canada’s sesquicentennial.