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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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TD Canadian Children's Book Week Starts Tomorrow!

Book Week Poster 2015

From May 2 to May 9, Canadian children's authors, illustrators and storytellers will embark on a cross-country tour to share stories and captivate the imaginations of children and teens

TD Canadian Children’s Book Week starts tomorrow! Twenty-nine Canadian children’s authors, illustrators and storytellers are about to embark on a literary adventure, giving over 400 readings, workshops and storytelling sessions in schools, libraries, community centres and bookstores across Canada.


2015 Rocky Mountain Book Award Awarded to The Last Train by Rona Arato

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The 2015 The Rocky Mountain Book Award, a reader's choice award for grades 4—7, has been awarded to Rona Arato for The Last Train: A Holocaust Story (Owlkids Books, 2013).

The Rocky Mountain Book Award invites students and educators to participate in a readers’ choice program. The program is designed to stimulate the reading interests of students in grades 4 – 7. The Rocky Mountain Book Award is an Alberta based program designed to connect young readers with exemplary Canadian literature.


2015 Arthur Ellis Awards Shortlists for Crime Writing


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.


2015 Canadian Library Association Awards Announced


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.


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

Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Book Award Logo

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: