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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.

Finalist for the 2014
Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People

Brothers at War (cover image)
Brothers at War

written by Don Cummer

Scholastic Canada, 2013 | 978-1-4431-1382-3 (pb) $7.99 | 978-1-4431-2848-3 (eBook) $7.99 | for Grades 4 to 7

“Don Cummer offers a rich story that takes place in Upper Canada. A well written and engaging historical fiction account that raises questions about loyalty to friends, differences and tensions between families — issues with which young adolescents will relate… While relationships and politics can be cumbersome and confusing, the honest dialogue between young boys, both friends and foes, expose the raw truths in the pre-War period of 1812 Upper Canada.”

Reviewed by Rachel Seigel

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GG 2014 Finalist Announcement

Ottawa, November 18, 2014 – The Canada Council for the Arts announced today the 14 winners of the 2014 Governor General’s Literary Awards. See the full list below.

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Remembrance Day 2014

Book Week Read to Remember

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month... Remembrance Day honours the sacrifices of the men and women of the armed forces who fought for our freedom. Commemorate this November 11th with Canadian children's books. Below is a list of recent WWI-themed books compiled by our library coordinator, Meghan Howe.


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The Canadian Children's Book Centre will be at the INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair on November 13-16. Come visit us at our booth (#105) or attend one of our panels and showcases:


Winners Announced for the 2014 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards

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$135,000 in prize money awarded to Canadian children’s authors and illustrators

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Toronto (November 7, 2014) – The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is thrilled to announce the winners of its six English-language children’s book awards.

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White Ravens 2014

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The White Ravens is an annual catalogue featuring new and notable titles of children's and young adult literature from around the world.