Col. Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian Commander of the International Space Station, is expected to return to Earth on May 13, 2013. Celebrate this exciting event with in your school or library with Canadian books for kids and teens. Click here for a list of space-themed books.
Submitted by meghan on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 13:19.
Written by Janet Skirving Illustrated by Odell Archibald
Sleeping Bear Press
The Vikings, Gros Morne, Jelly Bean Row... Simple poems and detailed sidebars are woven together from A to Z, designed to teach readers about Newfoundland and Labrador.
Starred Selections by Year
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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.
Programme partners the Ontario Library Association (OLA) and Authors at Harbourfront Centre are pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Forest of Reading® Awards.
This year’s Forest of Reading® Festival of Trees™ was held at Harbourfront Centre on May 15 and 16, during which the winners were announced. The highly anticipated two-day festival consisted of award ceremonies, book signings, readings, workshops, and other interactive entertainment all while celebrating the love of reading. The Festival of Trees™ creates lifelong readers, as OLA and AUTHORS welcome thousands of young people on site.
Submitted by holly on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 09:30.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TORONTO (May 3, 2013) - First Nation Communities Read kicks off its 10th anniversary celebrations with a five-title shortlist for 2013-2014. The First Nation Communities Read program is the Ontario First Nation public library community’s contribution to the popular community reading movement. Through its featured Aboriginal titles, First Nation Communities Read encourages family literacy and intergenerational storytelling, and promotes the publication, sharing, and understanding of Aboriginal voices and experiences.
Submitted by meghan on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 08:17.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TORONTO (May 9, 2013) - Canadian Booksellers Association (CBA) and Retail Council of Canada (RCC) are delighted to announce today the 2013 CBA Libris Awards shortlist. Voted on by members of the Canadian book industry, the CBA Libris Awards will bring the book community together on Monday June 3 to honour talented authors whose works were embraced by book-buyers, and the dedicated professionals who ensured those authors' books connected meaningfully with readers.
Submitted by meghan on Fri, 05/10/2013 - 14:36.
The Young Readers’ Choice Awards Society of BC is please to announce the winners of the 2012/2013 Red Cedar Book Awards. Every year, thousands of children between grades 4 and 7 from across the province of BC are invited to read books from the nominated lists of non-fiction and fiction titles and vote for their favourite. The purpose of the program is threefold - to enrich and broaden students’ reading experiences, to promote literacy through the reading of quality Canadian literature and to encourage students’ thoughtful evaluation of these reading materials. Sara Leach won the fiction category for her novel Count Me In, and Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch won the non-fiction category for Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan's Rescue from War.
Submitted by meghan on Fri, 05/10/2013 - 08:02.
Young winners from Burlington (ON), Caledon (ON), Calgary, Edmonton, Hamilton (ON),
Kinburn (ON), Ottawa, Scarborough (ON), Winnipeg
TORONTO ~ May 8, 2013 — The Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) is excited to announce the winners of the Book Week 2013 Writing Contest for Kids & Teens. Close to 1,500 entries were received from young writers in every province and territory across the country.
The national contest is a much-anticipated part of TD Canadian Children's Book Week — the largest celebration of Canadian books for young people in Canada, which is happening now (Saturday, May 4 to Saturday, May 11, 2013).
Submitted by shannon on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 12:38.