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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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2015 Arthur Ellis Awards Shortlists for Crime Writing

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The 2015 Arthur Ellis Awards Shortlists for Crime Writing were announced today. The winners will be announced at the Arthur Ellis Awards gala dinner on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at the Arts & Letters Club in downtown Toronto. Tickets to the event can be purchased here. Below are the nominees in the Best Juvenile/YA Book category.

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2015 Canadian Library Association Awards Announced

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The Canadian Library Association / Association canadienne des bibliothèques has announced the 2015 recipients of its three children's book awards: the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award, the Young Adult Book Award and the Book of the Year for Children Award. Below are the winners.

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Shortlist for 2015 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards Announced

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The 2015 shortlist for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards was announced today. The winners will be selected by student juries from Toronto’s Alexander Muir / Gladstone Avenue Junior and Senior Public School and will be announced there on Friday, May 15, 2015. Below is the shortlist:

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Alcuin Society's 31 best-looking books of 2014

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vancouver (April 21, 2015) - The Alcuin Society has announced the winners of its 33rd annual competition, The Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada. The winning books will be exhibited in Germany at the Frankfurt and Leipzig Book Fairs; in Japan, at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo, in conjunction with the Tokyo International Book Fair; and, in Canada, in nine provinces. Exhibition venues will be posted on the Alcuin Society's website soon. The books will also be entered in the international book design competition in Leipzig, Germany in February 2016. Awards will be given out this fall in both Toronto and Vancouver; announcements will be made on the Alcuin Society's website about locations and speakers.

This year's judges, Roberto Dosil, Rod McDonald, and Robin Mitchell-Cranfield, selected 31 winning titles from 201 entries, from 9 provinces and 79 publishers.

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IBBY Canada Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award to Pierre Pratt for Stop, Thief!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: IBBY Canada (International Board on Books for Young People, Canadian section) is pleased to announce that Stop, Thief!, illustrated by Pierre Pratt and written by Heather Tekavec (Kids Can Press, 2014), is the winner of the 2014 Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award.