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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.