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April 9: Vimy Ridge Day

At Vimy Ridge (cover image)

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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CLA announces the winners of the 2014 CLA Book Awards


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OTTAWA (April 17, 2014) - The Canadian Library Association / Association canadienne des bibliothèques is pleased to announce the 2014 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award, CLA Book of the Year for Children Award and the CLA Young Adult Book Award. The award will be presented at this year’s Book Awards reception, on May 29, 2014, in Victoria, British Columbia, during the CLA 2014 National Conference & Trade Show.

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Lane Anderson Award for the Canadian Science Book Prize: Submissions

Lane Anderson Award

Submissions for the 2013 Lane Anderson Award in the “Young Reader” category are now being accepted.

The Lane Anderson Award honours the very best science writing in Canada today, both in the adult and young reading categories. The winner in each category receives a $10,000 prize. The finalists will be announced August 15th, and the winner on September 18th.

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Shortlist announced for the 2014 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards

Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Book Award Logo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TORONTO (April 16, 2014) – The 2014 shortlist for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards was announced today. The winners will be selected by students of Aldergrove Public School in Markham, Ontario, and will be announced there on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

This year’s list includes books by some of Canada’s most distinguished children’s authors and illustrators. The Children’s Picture Book category includes tributes to the joy of music, the magic of a northern winter night, and the power of imagination. The Young Adult/Middle Reader category includes the stories of a teenage ultra-marathon runner; a boy confronting love, mystery, and mental health; and a village where death lurks in the shadows.

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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

IBBY Canada new

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.