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April 9: Vimy Ridge Day

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In 2003, the Government of Canada declared April 9 Vimy Ridge Day to honour and remember the Battle of Vimy Ridge, which took place from April 9-12, 1917.

If you love children’s books, you’ve come to the right place!

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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The Writers’ Guild of Alberta announces the finalists for the 2014 Alberta Literary Awards

Alberta Literary Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2014 - The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) is thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2014 Alberta Literary Awards! The Alberta Literary Awards recognize and celebrate the highest standards of literary excellence from Alberta authors. Awards jurors have deliberated 212 submissions to select 27 finalists in nine categories. Finalists represent extraordinary literary work written by Alberta authors and published in 2013.

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UBC student Bonnie Tulloch receives IBBY Canada’s Frances E. Russell Grant for research on Canadian children’s literature

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (April 8, 2014) - IBBY Canada (the Canadian national section of the International Board on Books for Young People), is pleased to announce that the Frances E. Russell Grant recipient is Bonnie Tulloch, a graduate student in the children’s literature program of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia.

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Finalists announced for 2014 Atlantic Book Awards

Atlantic Book Awards

The Atlantic Book Awards Society is pleased to announce the full shortlist for the ten different book prizes comprising the 2014 Atlantic Book Awards. The twenty-seven books up for awards represent the wide range of literary works being produced in Atlantic Canada—from cutting edge fiction to deeply researched books on Atlantic Canadian history, illustrated children’s picture books to novels written for teens and young adults.

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Finalists announced for the CSWA Book Awards

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The Canadian Science Writers’ Association (CSWA) offers two annual book awards to honour outstanding contributions to science writing 1) intended for and available to children/middle grades ages 8-12 years, and 2) intended for and available to the general public. Entries, in either French or English were published in Canada during the 2013 calendar year. The winners of this year’s award will be announced in mid-April and the award will be presented during the CSWA awards banquet at the annual conference in Toronto on June 7th.

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Yes Oui CANSCAIP presents Imagine a Story

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A day of workshops for those interested in writing, illustrating and performing for children

Yes Oui CANSCAIP (CANSCAIP Quebec) hosts Imagine a Story, a one-day conference for adults interested in writing, illustrating, and performing for children and teens. The even takes place on Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 9am-5pm at Dawson College (4001 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Room 4C1 (Amphitheater), Montreal). Speakers include Paul Blackwell, Karen Patkau, Raquel Rivera, Manon Gauthier, Karen Li and more.