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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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Summer Reading List 2015


The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) has compiled a list of great Canadian books, for kids of all ages, for the 2015 summer holidays. The books featured in this list are starred selections from the Spring 2015 edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens.


2015-2016 shortlist for the BC Chocolate Lily Young Readers’ Choice Award


The 2015-2016 shortlist for the BC Chocolate Lily Young Readers’ Choice Award has been announced. The award encourages grade school students to read some of the best fiction by British Columbia’s children’s authors and illustrators. There are three categories: Best Picture Book, as voted by students in kindergarten through grade 3, Best Chapter Book, as voted by students in grades 2 through 5, and Best Novel as voted by students in grades 4 through 8.


Out Now: Canadian Children's Book News, Summer 2015 Issue


Graphic Novel Fun in the Summer 2015 issue of Canadian Children's Book News

Versatile, layered reading for all — graphic novels have evolved into a staple of young people's literature. Dr. Beverley Brenna and her team explore the changing perception of this genre. Author Liam O'Donnell and illustrator Mike Deas explain the fascinating process of creating their graphic novel series and their new hybrid novel/graphic novel. And our "Bookmark!" list looks at the latest books in this genre.

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Summer Sports for the Pan Am Games

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With the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games in Toronto this summer, explore summer sports, ranging from cycling to synchronized swimming and much more, with this diverse selection of books compiled by CCBC Library Coordinator Meghan Howe.

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July 9, 2015: Nunavut Day

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Nunavut Day is celebrated annually on July 9 to commemorate the passing of two Nunavut acts — the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act and the Nunavut Act — by the Canadian Parliament on July 9, 1993. Nunavut officially split from the Northwest Territories on April 1, 1999, becoming Canada's third territory.

The CCBC would like to honour this day by sharing a profile of Iqaluit-based publisher, Inhabit Media. This profile is a segment of an article from the Spring 2015 issue of Canadian Children's Book News which highlighted a number of Canadian Aboriginal publishing houses.