Canadian Children’s Book Centre Selected as a Scholastic Reading Champion

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is proud to have been selected as a Scholastic Reading Champion, for achievements in helping Canadian children improve their lives through reading.

Scholastic Canada established the Scholastic Reading Champions program in commemoration of their 60th anniversary. Over the course of 2017, they celebrated 60 Canadians who help children discover the pleasure and power of reading. A Reading Champion could be any individual, school, teacher, librarian, non-profit, charity or literacy organization who actively promotes the gift of reading and helps children discover the power of reading. Nominations were made by the public, and each month in 2017, five Reading Champions were selected based on these nominations.

The CCBC was nominated for the month of December by Jo-Anne Naslund, Education Librarian at the University of British Columbia. Her nomination letter said: “The CCBC programs help put books into the hands of children, promote a love of reading across Canada and communicate the important benefits of literacy. The executive director, Charlotte Teeple and the dedicated staff of the Centre, Shannon Howe Barnes, Meghan Howe, Karen Ingham, Camilia Kahrizi and Michael Wile work tirelessly to deliver these programs. CCBC is definitely a Reading Champion.” The letter can be read in full at

As a Reading Champion, the CCBC receives a certificate of recognition and Scholastic Canada will make a book donation, up to a retail value of $1,000, to an organization chosen by the CCBC. For this honour, the CCBC has selected Club Amick, which brings reading materials to First Nation children in remote Ontario communities, to promote literacy and foster a love of reading. “On behalf of Club Amick I wish to extend a great big Chi Meegwetch, or thank you, to the CCBC for the generous donation. By helping to get books into Indigenous communities the CCBC continues to demonstrate its commitment to reconciliation,” says Nancy Cooper, First Nations Consultant at the Southern Ontario Library Service. Read about Club Amick’s mission at

More information about the Scholastic Reading Champions program can be found at

For more information, please contact:

Camilia Kahrizi
Marketing and Website Coordinator
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre
Tel: 416.975.0010 ext. 221

We’re Hiring: Office Manager/Bookkeeper

Job title: Office Manager/Bookkeeper
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Schedule: To be mutually-decided


Half-time position as the CCBC office manager/bookkeeper for maximum of three days per week.


As bookkeeper, duties include keeping up-to-date with bookkeeping responsibilities including end-of-month reconciliation statements, end-of-year reconciliation, assisting with annual audit, bank deposits.

Office management includes customer order processing, office supply ordering, mailing fulfillment, office equipment liaison, membership maintenance including renewals and processing.

Provide general administrative and financial support for Book Centre programs including the Grant applications.


Educational Requirements:
Minimum – high school diploma


  • At least 3 to 6 years working experience, preferably in not-for-profit, charitable organizations.
  • Professional level skills in Microsoft Office (Excel), AP, AR and QuickBooks program.

Skills / Competencies:

  • Working knowledge of usual office equipment including photocopier, scanner, Canada Post meter system, cheque scanner.
  • Resourceful, innovative, high service orientation and a team player.
  • Energetic self-starter who is able to take initiative, work with minimum supervision and achieve objectives through a team.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Resourceful at problem solving and continually improving job processes and procedures

Legislative Requirements:

  • Works in accordance with the provisions of applicable Government of Ontario Health and Safety legislation and all Canadian Children’s Book Centre policies and procedures related to occupational Health and Safety.

Organizational Requirements:

  • Adheres to policy and legislation identified in the Canadian Children’s Book Centre Policy and Procedures Manuals.


  • Requires strong verbal and written communication skills and strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Previous coordinator or administrative assistant experience

We’re Hiring: Marketing and Website Coordinator

Job title: Marketing and Website Coordinator
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience.
Schedule: 35 hours per week
Full-time, Permanent
On occasion, may require some evening and/or weekend work.
Start date: March 15, 2018


Reporting to the Executive Director, the Marketing and Website Coordinator is responsible for developing, establishing and maintaining marketing strategies to meet the Canadian Children’s Book Centre objectives through effective management of the marketing, advertising and promotional activities of the organization.


  • Develop and implement marketing plans (both traditional and online) and enhancements for new and existing products and services, including CCBC publications (Best Books for Kids & Teens; Canadian Children’s Book News) and programs (TD Canadian Children’s Book Week; TD Grade One Book Giveaway Program; TD Book Awards)
  • Maintain and develop engaging content for the Centre’s social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Goodreads).
  • Responsible for creating the CCBC’s monthly Educator Newsletter by coordinating contributors, developing content, editing, designing and distributing via Mail Chimp.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and development of all digital projects, including the Teachers’ Book Bank and online Best Books for Kids & Teens.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of CCBC website and for the enhancement of the CCBC’s online marketing presence (educator newsletter, CCBC Events page, social media accounts).
  • Representing CCBC both online, via our social media accounts, and in person at conferences and events.
  • Keeping current with new developments in web technology and online marketing/sales opportunities.
  • Working with webmaster on maintenance and development of website, and assisting with website upgrades as necessary.
  • Assisting authors and illustrators with their online promotion efforts via the CCBC’s Author, Illustrator and Storyteller Directory.
  • Writing and distributing press releases, as well as writing content for CCBC website and blog.
  • Liaising with media and advertising contacts, as well as exploring new advertising venues.


  • Minimum two years’ experience in marketing and website management, preferably in book publishing.
  • Experience developing and maintaining traditional and digital marketing strategies to meet organizational objectives.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A knack for creative marketing on a tight budget.
  • Comfortable with technology and can pick up new programs easily.
  • Experience in website maintenance and content management.
  • Knowledge of basic website languages and tools (HTML, CSS and WordPress).
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for books—especially books for children and teens—and a background in publishing an asset.
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills, and ability to handle multiple projects at once.
  • Self-starter, able to take initiative and work independently, as well as collaboratively.
  • Flexible and innovative in order to respond to changing needs.
  • Good problem solving, decision-making and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to liaise with wide variety of contacts including authors, illustrators, booksellers, publishers, teachers, librarians, CCBC members, board of directors, and sponsors.


  • Knowledge of social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Goodreads
  • HTML and CSS
  • WordPress
  • MailChimp
  • Google Documents
  • Microsoft Office
  • Photoshop
  • Hootsuite

Deadline for applications: Thursday, February 15, 2018

Please e-mail a cover letter, addressed to Charlotte Teeple, outlining the qualifications and experience you would bring to the position with a resume to No phone calls please. All applicants will receive an e-mail receipt but only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.


Bell Let’s Talk Day 2018

Bell Let’s Talk, taking place on January 31, 2018, is a wide-reaching, multi-year program designed to break the silence around mental illness and support mental health all across Canada. In honour of this day, we bring you a list of Canadian books for kids and teens that broach various topics relating to mental health. Pick up one of these great books at your local bookstore or library.

Picture Books

Ira Crumb

Ira Crumb Makes a Pretty Good Friend
Written by Naseem Hrab
Illustrated by Josh Holinaty
Owlkids Books, 2017
ISBN 978-1-77147-171-8
IL: Ages 5-8 RL: Grades 2-3

Anxiety | Friendship | School Life

This book puts an endearing spin on the anxiety that accompanies change and making friends. Ira thinks that because he is the new kids, he won’t have friends at school. Ira launches a campaign to befriend the neighbourhood kids. He meets Malcolm, who was new last year. Ira and Malcolm become friends.

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Margo Thinks Twice

Margo Thinks Twice
Written and illustrated by Monica Arnaldo
Owlkids Books, 2016
ISBN 978-1-77147-162-6
IL: Ages 3-7 RL: Grades 2-3

Imagination | Fears | Anxiety | Pets | Dog Adoption

Margo is an imaginative, adventurous little girl who sometimes feels nervous and uncomfortable, especially inside the wild world her imagination sometimes creates. Margo’s mind turns everyday advice into worries and worst-case scenarios. Luckily, Margo’s mom comes up with an idea to ease her daughter’s anxieties and encourage her inventive spirit in a positive way.

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Noni is Nervous

Noni Is Nervous
Written by Heather Hartt-Sussman
Illustrated by Geneviève Côté
Tundra Books, 2013
ISBN 978-1-77049-323-0
IL: Ages 4-8 RL: Grades 2-3

Self-Confidence | Anxiety | Worries | Independence

Noni is nervous about a lot of things, like play dates, bossy friends and global warming. But she’s mostly nervous about her first day of school. Who will she sit with? What will she wear? And worst of all — what if the teacher is mean? As Noni learns how to navigate through her first day of school, her nerves dissipate and she ends up having a great time. This title is also available in French as Ninon s’inquiète.

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Virginia Wolf

Virginia Wolf
Written by Kyo Maclear
Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
Kids Can Press, 2012
ISBN 978-1-55453-649-8
IL: Ages 5-10 RL: Grades 2-3

Sisters | Depression | Art

One day Virginia wakes up in a wolfish mood, and when her sister Vanessa tries to cheer her up, nothing works — not even making funny faces at their brother. Finally Vanessa decides to bring the outside inside by painting trees, strange candy blossoms, green shoots and frosted cakes on the walls of their room. This is a tale that looks at depression and celebrates the transformative power of art.

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Junior & Intermediate Fiction

The Best Mistake Mystery

The Best Mistake Mystery
(The Great Mistake Mysteries, Book 1)
Written by Sylvia McNicoll
Dundurn, 2017
ISBN 978-1-4597-3625-2 l $7.99 EB 978-1-4597-3627-6
IL: Ages 9-12 RL: Grades 5-6

Friendship | Anxiety | Mystery | Dogs | Sleuthing | Middle School

Dog walker extraordinaire Stephen Nobel calms his anxiety by counting his daily mistakes. When two crazy events happen in one day, Stephen can’t leave it alone. But his curiosity gets him, his friend Renée and his doggy clients involved in a dangerous mystery! How can Stephen save everyone? To solve the mystery, Stephen will have to count on all of his new friends.

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Written by Wesley King
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2016
ISBN 978-1-4814-5531-2
IL: Ages 10-14 RL: Grades 5-6

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder | Mystery | Self-Acceptance | Mental Health | Identity | Friendship | Humour

Thirteen-year-old Daniel — a budding author, friend and second-string football player — is plagued by “Zaps,” triggers such as an unlucky number that compel him to repeat certain actions — rituals that leave him exhausted and positive he is crazy. His life gets weirder when Sara, a selectively mute schoolmate, sends him a mysterious note and draws him into a mystery that just might change everything.

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The Sewing Basket

The Sewing Basket
Written by Susan White
The Acorn Press, 2013
ISBN 978-1-894838-99-3
IL: Ages 10-13 RL: Grades 4-5

Mental Illness | Family | World Events

It is 1967, and 12-year-old Ruth Iverson’s world pretty much revolves around her friends, a boy she likes, the Monkees and spending time with her dad, doing special stuff like watching the Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup. But she is soon to realize that her mom’s strange behaviour, which has become an embarrassment, is a symptom of a disease that will affect the family’s life, and possibly Ruth’s future.

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Timo's Party

Timo’s Party
Written by Victoria Allenby
Illustrations by Dean Griffiths
Pajama Press, 2016
ISBN 978-1-77278-008-6
IL: Ages 6-9 RL: Grades 1-2

Cooking | Parties | Friendship | Animals | Anxiety | Courage

Big parties make Timo’s fur stand on end. But hosting an apple festival in his orchard and inviting Madame LaPointe, a famous food critic, might help his friend Hedgewick make his culinary dreams come true! Timo’s friends help with all the invitations, preparations and decorations. But, when the big day arrives, will all their work and Timo’s belief in Hedgewick’s cooking be enough to impress Madame LaPointe?

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Young Adult Fiction

10 Things

10 Things I Can See From Here
Written by Carrie Mac
Alfred A. Knopf, 2017
ISBN 978-0-399-55625-8
IL: Ages 14 and up RL: Grades 9-10

Teen Romance | Anxiety | Family | Relationships | Acceptance | LGBTQ

Maeve struggles with severe anxiety, and it’s not something she can just talk herself out of. Now she is moving to Vancouver to live with her dad. Between her dad’s wavering sobriety, her pregnant stepmom’s home-birth plans and a new relationship with Salix, a carefree local girl, can Maeve navigate through all the potential catastrophes to be there for the people she loves?

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Written by Eisha Marjara
Arsenal Pulp Press, 2015
ISBN 978-1-55152-618-8
IL: Ages 12 and up RL: Grades 7-8

Anorexia | Mental Illness | Family | Control | Loss

The horror of becoming an adult, and leaving childhood behind, has broken Lila’s heart. She likens herself to a half-human faerie creature not belonging to the earthly world; in reality, she is a psychiatric patient, being treated for anorexia — her sickness driven by the irrational need to undo nature and stop time. Lila is desperate to escape her body, to set the faerie inside her free.

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(Orca Soundings)
Written by Lesley Choyce
Orca Book Publishers, 2017
ISBN 978-1-4598-1406-6
IL: Ages 14 and up RL: Grades 4-5

Gender Identity | Sexuality | Anxiety | Friendship | Mental Health | Drugs | Bullying

Ethan, an anxiety-ridden loner, is befriended by Gabriella, or Gabe, as she prefers to be known. When Ethan discovers that Gabe is under pressure to act and dress more “like a girl,” and is being threatened at school, he finds the courage to confront her tormentor. A plan to set things right ends up helping them both discover who they really are.

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The Most Dangerous Thing

The Most Dangerous Thing
Written by Leanne Lieberman
Orca Book Publishers, 2017
ISBN 978-1-4598-1184-3
IL: Ages 13-16 RL: Grades 7-8

Desire | Sexuality | Depression | Judaism | Family | Romance | Anxiety | Mental Illness

Sydney hates to talk about sex. She’s also secretly fighting depression, and she’s sure she’ll never have a boyfriend. When her classmate Paul starts texting her, she is caught off guard by his interest and the unfamiliar desire it has awakened. Sydney begins to re-examine her relationship with her body and grapple with what she calls the most dangerous thing about sex: female desire.

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Anxiety Deal with it

Anxiety: Deal With It Before It Ties You Up in Knots
(Deal With It)
Written by Joey Mandel
Illustrated by Ted Heeley
James Lorimer, 2014
ISBN 978-1-4594-0709-1
IL: Ages 9-13 RL: Grades 5-6

Anxiety | Mental Health | Coping Strategies

This accessible title helps kids understand anxiety and offers practical ideas for coping. Filled with information, quizzes, definitions and helpful hints, this book helps young people identify and deal with the different ways that anxiety is expressed, from phobias to panic attacks, in settings as diverse as home, the schoolyard and the mall. Strategies for kids coping with anxiety are included.

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Depression and other mood disorders

Depression and Other Mood Disorders
(Understanding Mental Health)
Written by Jon Eben Field
Crabtree Publishing, 2014
ISBN 978-0-7787-0090-6
IL: Ages 10-15 RL: Grades 5-6

Mental Health | Depression | Mood Disorders

Depression and mood disorders are common but serious mental illnesses that occur across all age groups, genders, economic classes and ethnic groups. This enlightening title examines the causes and symptoms of depression and other mood disorders and provides information about treatment options. There is a chapter on caregiver support as well as one titled “Depression Toolbox” that offers useful coping strategies for daily challenges.

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Don't Stress

Don’t Stress: How to Handle Life’s Little Problems
Written by Helaine Becker
Scholastic Canada, 2016
ISBN 978-1-4431-4842-9
IL:Ages 8-12 RL: Grades 3-4

Stress | Control | Relaxation | Activities | Self-Help | Empowerment

Stay in the Moment. Breathe. Don’t Stress. Being a kid can be stressful and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and out of control. Award-winning author Helaine Becker has created this playbook for managing stress with light-hearted tone. Explore common, stress-inducing scenarios, then discover techniques to help manage emotions and make calmer choices. Learn to take a more relaxed approach to dealing with school, friendship, parents, homework and more!

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Stress Less

Stress Less! A Kid’s Guide to Managing Emotions
(Healthy Habits for a Lifetime)
Written by Rebecca Sjonger
Crabtree Publishing, 2015
ISBN 978-0-7787-1886-4
IL: Ages 5-8 RL: Grades 2-3

Stress | Anxiety | Feelings | Mental Health | Healthy Lifestyle

Good mental health is as important as good physical health to our overall fitness. This timely title helps young readers understand signs of stress and offers strategies to manage their emotions and help reduce feelings of anxiety. Simple activities such as breathing exercises help children learn how to relieve tension and improve concentration.

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Holiday Reading List 2017

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) has compiled a list of great Canadian books, for kids and teens of all ages, for the 2017 winter holidays. The books featured in this list are starred selections from the Fall 2017 edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens. While the CCBC does not sell these items, they can be purchased directly from the online booksellers linked below each book, from your local bookseller or from a wholesaler. Alternatively, you can borrow these titles from your local library.

Interest Level (IL) is listed by age; Reading Level (RL) is listed by grade.

Binding Code:
BD Board | EB eBook | HC Hardcover | HC (jacket) Hardcover with jacket | HC (jacket & PLC) Hardcover with jacket and picture laminated to cover | LIB Reinforced library binding | PB Paperback

Board Books Picture Books Early Chapter Books
Junior & Intermediate Fiction Middle Years Fiction (Hi-Lo) Young Adult Fiction
Teen Fiction (Hi-Lo) Graphic Novels Biography
Health & Wellness History, Geography & Culture Science


Atlantic Animal ABC

Atlantic Animal ABC
Written and illustrated by Angela Doak
Halifax: Nimbus Publishing, 2017
$14.95 BD 978-1-77108-463-5
26 pages, full-colour, 7″ x 7″
IL: Ages 0-5 RL: Grade 1

Animals | Atlantic Canada | Abecedarium | Alphabet

From Atlantic puffin to zooplankton, this board book includes lots of interesting Atlantic Canadian animals like the lobster, brown bat, moon jellyfish, porcupine and more! This animal ABC book, with buoyant, colourful paper-collage illustrations, is the perfect way to introduce little ones to both the diversity of the region’s wildlife and the alphabet!

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Carson Crosses Canada

Carson Crosses Canada
Written by Linda Bailey
Illustrated by Kass Reich
Toronto: Tundra Books, 2017
$21.99 HC (jacket & PLC) 978-1-101-91883-8
$11.99 EB 978-1-101-91884-5
32 pages, full-colour, 10 1/4″ x 10 1/4″
IL: Ages 4-8 RL: Grade 3

Canada | Geography | Journeys | Adventure | Humour | Landscapes

Annie and her dog Carson, who live in Tofino, British Columbia, are setting out to visit her sister in Newfoundland. They travel in Annie’s rattlebang car, province by province, taking in each unique landscape and experiencing something special in each particular region, before finally arriving in Witless Bay. There they are greeted by Elsie — with a special surprise for Carson!

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Colette's Lost Pet

Colette’s Lost Pet
(A Mile End Kids Story)
Written and illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
Toronto: Tundra Books, 2017
$22.99 HC (jacket) 978-1-101-91759-6
$11.99 EB 978-1-101-91761-9
40 pages, full-colour, 7 1/4″ x 9 1/4″
IL: Ages 4-8 RL: Grade 2

Imagination | Empathy | Friendship | Fibbing | Montreal | Early Graphic Novel

Colette, a new Mile End resident, is bored and lonely. So when two kids show up outside her yard, Colette tells a fib: she’s lost her parakeet, and could someone please help her find it? Soon, every kid in the neighbourhood is helping search for her mythical bird. Do they really believe her? Or is it just more fun to pretend?

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Town Is by the Sea

Town Is by the Sea
Written by Joanne Schwartz
Illustrated by Sydney Smith
Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2017
$21.95 HC (jacket) 978-1-55498-871-6
$17.95 EB 978-1-55498-872-3
52 pages, full-colour, 11 1/4″ x 8 1/2″
IL: Ages 5-11 RL: Grade 2

Cape Breton | Coal Mining | Family | Mining Town | Historical Fiction | Gratitude | Acceptance

In this poignant picture book, a young boy wakes up one sunny morning to the sound of the sea. He calls on a friend, visits his grandfather’s grave and goes to the store, but all the while his mind strays to his father digging for coal deep under the sea. One day, it will be his turn. He is a miner’s son.

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Mae and June and the Wonder Wheel

Mae and June and the Wonder Wheel
Written by Charise Mericle Harper
Illustrations by Ashley Spires
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017
$21.99 HC (jacket & PLC) 978-0-544-63063-5
120 pages, b&w, 5 3/4″ x 7 3/4″
IL: Ages 6-8 RL: Grades 2-3

Friendship | Animals | Imagination | Adventure | School Life

June and her dog Sammy are on a mission: to find a new friend who is fun, friendly and full of adventure! New neighbour Mae might just fit the bill, but can June be friends with Mae if Mae is also friends with April? With the help of her grandma’s gift — the amazing Wonder Wheel — June and Sammy might just complete their mission!

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Mysterious Librarian

The Mysterious Librarian
(The Adventures of Miss Charlotte)
Written by Dominique Demers
Illustrations by Tony Ross
Translated by Sander Berg
Richmond, UK: Alma Books, 2017
$13.99 PB 978-1-84688-415-3
78 pages, b&w, 5″ x 7 3/4″
IL: Ages 6-9 RL: Grades 3-4

Reading | Books | Humour | Determination | Magic

When the mysterious and eccentric Miss Charlotte arrives to run their tiny village library, her enthusiasm helps transform the neglected library into the children’s treasured reading room! But, one day, the children find her on the floor, unconscious. Has Miss Charlotte been sucked into the story? Can they bring her back? This title is also available in French as La Mystérieuse Bibliothécaire.

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Cammie Takes Flight

Cammie Takes Flight
Written by Laura Best
Halifax: Nimbus Publishing, 2017
$12.95 PB 978-1-77108-467-3
$8.99 EB 978-1-77108-476-5
220 pages, 5 1/4″ x 7 3/4″
IL: Ages 10-14 RL: Grade 5

Family | Determination | Friendship | Secrets | Visually Impaired | Belonging

In this sequel to Flying with a Broken Wing, Cammie navigates life at her new school, armed with her estranged mother’s address. She enlists a new friend’s help in tracking down her mother. Will Cammie learn why she was abandoned and be able to start her new life? Or will she find more secrets? Can she ever put the past behind her?

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From Ant to Eagle

From Ant to Eagle
Written by Alex Lyttle
Delta, BC: Central Avenue Publishing, 2017
$12.95 PB 978-1-77168-111-7
$7.99 EB 978-1-77168-112-4
243 pages, 5 1/4″ x 7 1/2″
IL: Ages 11-14 RL: Grades 6-7

Cancer | Siblings | Coming of Age | Death | Friendship | Loss | Grief | Family | Guilt

It’s the summer before grade six, and Calvin Sinclair occupies his time tormenting his six-year-old brother, Sammy. When Calvin meets Aleta, who shares his love for Goosebumps books and adventure, Sammy is pushed aside. Cal feels guilty but not enough to change. Then a diagnosis changes everything, and Cal learns that the only thing worse than dying is living without hope.

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Hannah and the Magic Eye

Hannah and the Magic Eye
Written by Tyler Enfield
Winnipeg: Great Plains Teen Fiction, 2017
$11.95 PB 978-1-927855-68-3
$7.99 EB 978-1-927855-69-0
165 pages, 5″ x 8″
IL: Ages 10-13 RL: Grades 5-6

Treasure Hunt | Jerusalem | Friendship | Tolerance | Religion | Action | Secret Codes

Hannah and Samir are two unlikely friends who embark on an Indiana Jones-style treasure hunt through modern-day Jerusalem to find King Solomon’s treasure. Also hunting is the mysterious secret society, Cancellarii, that kidnapped Hannah’s archeologist grandfather. The friends must decipher an enchanted map, follow clues, evade the Israeli police and outfox the Cancellarii in their search for the gold!

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Innocent Heroes

Innocent Heroes: Stories of Animals in the First World War
Written by Sigmund Brouwer
Toronto: Tundra Books, 2017
$21.99 HC (jacket) 978-1-101-91846-3
$11.99 EB 978-1-101-91847-0
198 pages, b&w, 6 1/4″ x 9 1/4″
IL: Ages 10-14 RL: Grades 5-6

World War I | Battle of Vimy Ridge | Canada | Animals | First Nations | Racism | Human-Animal Relationships | War Heroes

Based on true stories of real animal war heroes, Sigmund Brouwer skilfully weaves fact and fiction together in this unique exploration of Canadian soldiers and their courageous and loyal animal companions at the battle of Vimy Ridge. Animals include a sniffer dog, a war horse, a cat and a pigeon! Eight compelling stories of bravery and the bonds between soldiers and their animals.

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Knock About with the Fitzgerald-Trouts

Knock About with the Fitzgerald-Trouts
(The Fitzgerald-Trouts, Book 2)
Written by Esta Spalding
Illustrations by Sydney Smith
Toronto: Tundra Books, 2017
$19.99 HC (jacket) 978-1-77049-878-5
$10.99 EB 978-1-77049-879-2
298 pages, b&w, 5 1/2″ x 8″
IL: Ages 8-11 RL: Grades 3-4

Mystery | Siblings | Belonging | Home | Adventure | Determination

In this second instalment of the adventures of the plucky Fitzgerald-Trouts, the self-reliant siblings set out to discover what’s behind a series of bizarre happenings on their island. Their pursuit will bring them face to face with a flood, illegal carnivorous plants and the chance to win an extraordinary prize at a carnival. But will they finally find the place where they truly belong?

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Love, Ish

Love, Ish
Written by Karen Rivers
Toronto: Dancing Cat Books, 2017
$12.95 PB 978-1-77086-492-4
$9.99 EB 978-1-77086-493-1
239 pages, 5 3/8″ x 8″
IL: Ages 9-12 RL: Grades 4-5

Dreams | Mars | Aspirations | Friendship | Love | Family | Cancer

Mischa (Ish) dreams of being one of the first settlers on Mars, becoming a real-life Martian and maybe reuniting with her old friend, Tig. But on the first day of grade seven, Ish collapses and the diagnosis is not good. Mars might only ever be a dream… but maybe a dream is all Ish needs to make the most important discoveries of all.

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Mary Anning's Curiosity

Mary Anning’s Curiosity
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrations by Melissa Castrillon
Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2017
$14.95 HC (jacket) 978-1-55498-898-3
$12.95 EB 978-1-55498-899-0
115 pages, b&w, 5 1/2″ x 7 3/4″
IL: Ages 8-12 RL: Grades 4-5

Fossils | Scientific Discoveries | Mary Anning | Women in Science | Fossil Hunting

In 1811, 12-year-old Mary, with her brother Joe, found what they believed to be the skeleton of a gigantic crocodile, the Great Croc of legends. Mary took almost a year to excavate what would later be termed the Ichthyosaurus. Now considered the world’s greatest fossilist, Mary Anning and her world are brought to life in this story about scientific discovery for young readers.

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Written by Gordon Korman
New York: Scholastic Press, 2017
$21.99 HC (jacket) 978-1-338-05377-7
$21.99 EB 978-1-338-05378-4
243 pages, 5 3/4″ x 8 1/2″
IL: Ages 10-14 RL: Grades 4-5

Second Chances | Bullying | Identity | Redemption | Amnesia | Middle School Life

After falling off a roof, Chase wakes up with no memory of his life. At school, he’s shocked to discover what kind of person he was. Determined to reinvent himself, Chase learns redemption doesn’t come easily. Soon it becomes not only a question of who Chase is — but of who he was… and who he’s going to be.

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Written by Katherine Lawrence
Regina: Coteau Books, 2017
$9.95 PB 978-1-55050-681-5
$4.95 EB 978-1-55050-683-9
115 pages, 5″ x 8″
IL: Ages 9-14 RL: Grades 4-5

Novels in Verse | Family Relationships | Cancer | Coming of Age | Divorce | Dogs

A moving, personal novel-in-verse about 11-year-old Millie who dreams about having her own puppy and puts down all her hopes and fears in a diary written to her twin Billy who died in utero. Millie faces new challenges amidst the traditional tribulations of growing up, including wanting to have a dog and keep her family together after her parents separate.

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Stealth of the Ninja

Stealth of the Ninja
(Submarine Outlaw, Book 8)
Written by Philip Roy
Vancouver: Ronsdale Press, 2017
$11.95 PB 978-1-55380-490-1
$9.99 EB 978-1-55380-491-8
207 pages, 5 1/4″ x 7 5/8″
IL: Ages 9-12 RL: Grades 4-5

Tsunamis | Ninjas | Survival | Choices | Pollution | Friendship | Courage | Environment

En route to Japan in his homemade submarine, Alfred befriends an ancient ninja teacher clearing plastic on his near-derelict freighter. While helping clean up the ocean, Al learns ninja techniques of stealth and battle. But Al finds his loyalty and courage tested when he and his sensei are caught up in the 2011 tsunami. Al faces a difficult decision… and time is running out.

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Golden Goal

Golden Goal
(Soccer United: Team Refugee)
Written by David Starr
Toronto: James Lorimer, 2017
$12.95 PB 978-1-4594-1202-6
$8.95 EB 978-1-4594-1204-0
120 pages, 5″ x 7 3/4″
IL: Ages 10-13 RL: Grade 4

Hardship | Teamwork | Friendship | Loss | Refugees | Immigrants | Soccer

After his father dies, Dylan and his mom move to a poor part of Vancouver. He acts out at his new school and, as punishment, he’s forced to join the school’s soccer team — a group of immigrant and refugee students who play on a rough gravel field. Dylan becomes determined to bring his new team to the finals.

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He Who Dreams

He Who Dreams
(Orca Limelights)
Written by Melanie Florence
Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 2017
$9.95 PB 978-1-4598-1102-7
$7.99 EB 978-1-4598-1104-1
137 pages, 4 3/4″ x 7 1/4″
IL: Ages 11-14 RL: Grades 4-5

Racism | Indigenous Dance | Family | Identity | Bullying | Belonging | Biracial | Secrets | First Nations

John stumbles into an Indigenous dance class and, after he attends his first powwow, he is hooked. But if he really wants to dance, he’ll have to stop hiding it from his friends, teammates and family. Now he must learn to balance his responsibilities, confront his fears and embrace both his Irish and Cree heritage.

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Run for Your Life

Run for Your Life
(Sports Stories)
Written by Trevor Kew
Toronto: James Lorimer, 2017
$12.95 PB 978-1-4594-1190-6
$8.95 EB 978-1-4594-1192-0
117 pages, 5″ x 7 3/4″
IL: Ages 11-14 RL: Grade 4

Cross-Country Running | First Nations | Friendship | Refugees | Stereotyping | Charity

Chris runs cross-country to win, and he runs fastest by imagining scary figures chasing him. When forest fires displace many First Nations families, Chris meets and befriends Jason, an Indigenous kid whose family was evacuated. Chris is surprised by his dad’s interest in helping Jason and his family. For the first time, Chris wonders about his father’s emigration from Iran.

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Duels & Deception

Duels & Deception
Written by Cindy Anstey
New York: Swoon Reads, 2017
$15.99 PB 978-1-250-11909-4
$10.99 EB 978-1-250-11908-7
348 pages, 5 1/2″ x 8 1/4″
IL: Ages 12 and up RL: Grade 6

Historical Fiction | Intrigue | Mystery | Romance | Deception

Miss Lydia Whitfield, heiress to the family fortune, has her future entirely planned out and has tasked her young law clerk, Mr. Robert Newton, with the particulars. Everything is going according to plan until someone after her fortune kidnaps Lydia — along with Robert. The two escape, and as their investigation deepens, their affection for each other grows, and Lydia starts to wonder what she truly wants.

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Fashion Committee

The Fashion Committee
Written by Susan Juby
Toronto: Penguin Teen Canada, 2017
$21.99 HC (jacket) 978-0-670-06760-2
$11.99 EB 978-0-14-319620-4
305 pages, 5 3/4″ x 8 1/2″
IL: Ages 12 and up RL: Grades 6-7

Fashion | Humour | Competition | Socioeconomic Status | Family | Determination

Charlie Dean is a style-obsessed girl who eats, sleeps and breathes fashion. John Thomas-Smith is a boy who forges metal sculptures in his garage and couldn’t care less about clothes. But they share one thing in common: both are gunning for a coveted scholarship to a private art high school. And whoever wins the fashion competition will win the scholarship.

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Hundreth Queen

The Hundredth Queen
(The Hundredth Queen, Book 1)
Written by Emily R. King
New York: Skyscape, 2017
$13.99 PB 978-1-5039-4365-0
287 pages, 5 1/2″ x 8 1/4″
IL: Ages 14 and up RL: Grades 7-8

Fantasy | Courage | Rebellion | Romance | Friendship | Loyalty | Magic

Eighteen-year-old Kalinda, an orphan ward of the Sisterhood in the ancient Tarachand Empire, is destined for a life of seclusion and prayer until she is ripped from her home and ordered to fight for her place among the rajah’s 99 wives and numerous courtesans. Facing a tournament to the death, Kalinda’s only hope for escape lies in an arcane, forbidden power buried within her.

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Maud: A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. Montgomery
Written by Melanie J. Fishbane
Toronto: Penguin Teen Canada, 2017
$22.99 HC (jacket) 978-0-14-319125-4
$10.99 EB 978-0-14-319690-7
386 pages, 6 1/4″ x 9 1/4″
IL: Ages 12 and up RL: Grades 6-7

Historical Fiction | Ambition | Obligation | Independence | L.M. Montgomery

Fourteen-year-old Lucy Maud Montgomery dreams of going to college and becoming a writer. When she leaves PEI to live with her father and his new wife and daughter in Saskatchewan, her dream seems possible. Here Maud has another chance at love, as well as attending school… until Maud discovers her stepmother’s plans that threaten Maud’s future — and her happiness.

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Optimists Die First

Optimists Die First
Written by Susin Nielsen
Toronto: Tundra Books, 2017
$21.99 HC (jacket) 978-1-77049-782-5
$10.99 EB 978-1-77049-784-9
228 pages, 5 3/4″ x 8 1/2″
IL: Ages 13 and up RL: Grade 7

Loss | Tragedy | Pessimism | Romance | Guilt | Friendship | Forgiveness

Feeling responsible for her baby sister’s death, Petula, once a crafting fiend with a happy life, has shut herself off from the world. Then Jacob, a boy with a prosthetic arm and darkness behind his sunny surface, joins Petula’s art-therapy group. Forced to collaborate on a project, she slowly opens up to Jacob… until a hidden truth threatens to derail everything.

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Saints and Misfits

Saints and Misfits
Written by S.K. Ali
New York: Salaam Reads, 2017
$25.99 HC (jacket) 978-1-4814-9924-8
$13.99 EB 978-1-4814-9926-2
328 pages, 5 3/4″ x 8 1/2″
IL: Ages 13 and up RL: Grade 7

Faith | Family | Islam | Identity | Shame | Courage | Coming of Age | Sexual Assault

There are three kinds of people in Arab Indian-American Janna Yusuf’s life: saints, misfits and monsters. Janna sees herself as a misfit, belonging neither to her father’s new family, nor with her closely connected mother and brother. Between a saint, who reveals himself to be a monster, and her crush, a non-Muslim boy, liking her back, Janna has a lot to deal with.

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Traitor to the Throne

Traitor to the Throne
(Rebel of the Sands, Book 2)
Written by Alwyn Hamilton
New York: Viking, 2017
$24.99 HC (jacket) 978-0-451-47785-9
$12.99 EB 978-0-698-41170-8
518 pages, 5 7/8″ x 8 1/2″
IL: Ages 12-16 RL: Grade 7

Fantasy | Adventure | Magic | Romance | Revenge | War | Betrayal | Rebellion

Amani Al’Hiza fled Dustwalk on a mythical horse with the mysterious foreigner, Jin, seeking only her freedom. Now she’s fighting to liberate the entire desert nation of Miraji from a bloodthirsty sultan who killed his father for the throne. But the longer she’s in the Sultan’s court, the more questions she has… who’s the real traitor to her sun-bleached, magic-filled homeland?

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Way Back Home

The Way Back Home
Written by Allan Stratton
Toronto: Scholastic Canada, 2017
$19.99 HC (jacket) 978-1-4431-4838-2
$19.99 EB 978-1-4431-4840-5
269 pages, 5 3/4″ x 8 1/2″
IL: Ages 12 and up RL: Grade 7

Intergenerational Relationships | Grandparents | Alzheimer’s Disease | Love | Family | Secrets | LGBTQ | Transgender | Bullying

Zoe Bird is going nowhere fast. She’s angry and lonely, and her only true friend is her granny, whose Alzheimer’s is worsening. When her parents put Granny in a home, Zoe decides now is the time to break free. She smuggles Granny out and they hit the road, taking an unforgettable trip to Toronto to find her long-lost uncle.

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Rez Rebel

Rez Rebel
Written by Melanie Florence
Toronto: James Lorimer, 2017
$12.95 PB 978-1-4594-1199-9
$7.95 EB 978-1-4594-1201-9
173 pages, 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
IL: Ages 14 and up RL: Grade 5

Suicide | Indigenous Communities | Depression | Alcoholism | Healing | Family | Friendship

Floyd Twofeathers has always trusted his mom and his dad, hereditary chief of their band, to take care of the people on their reserve. But when depressed and despairing teens in the community start to take their own lives, his father refuses to listen to his ideas. With his father overwhelmed by the situation, Floyd steps up to take action against the suicide epidemic.

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Written and illustrated by Svetlana Chmakova
New York: Yen Press, 2017
$31.50 HC 978-0-316-36317-4
$14.50 PB 978-0-316-36318-1
$8.99 EB 978-0-316-36316-7
238 pages, full-colour, 5 3/4″ x 8 1/4″
IL: Ages 10-14 RL: Grade 5

Middle School Life | Bullying | Friendship | Diversity | Belonging | Courage

In his daydreams, Jensen is a hero, saving his friends and the world daily. But in his middle school reality, everything is hard — from math to friendships. Jensen thinks of school as a video game and he’s always played one level at a time, but suddenly the difficulty level is cranked up. Can Jensen find real solutions to his real-life problems? What does it mean to be brave? This is the sequel to Awkward.

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Duran Duran, Imelda Marcos, and Me

Duran Duran, Imelda Marcos, and Me
Written and illustrated by Lorina Mapa
Wolfville, NS: Conundrum Press, 2017
$18.00 PB 978-1-77262-011-5
131 pages, b&w, 6 1/2″ x 9″
IL: Ages 13 and up RL: Grades 7-8

Memoir | Philippines | 1980s | Family | Pop Culture | People Power Revolution | History | Loss

When she learns of her beloved father’s fatal car accident, Mapa flies to Manila to attend his funeral. His sudden death sparks childhood memories. Weaving the past with the present, Mapa entertains with stories about religion, pop culture, adolescence, social class and politics, including her experiences of the 1986 People Power Revolution that made headlines around the world.

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Stone Heart

The Stone Heart
(The Nameless City, Book 2)
Written and illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks
Colour by Jordie Bellaire
New York: First Second, 2017
$30.99 HC 978-1-62672-159-3
$20.99 PB 978-1-62672-158-6
246 pages, full-colour, 6″ x 8 1/2″
IL: Ages 9-13 RL: Grade 3

Adventure | Friendship | Fantasy | Politics | Loyalty | Choices

This thrilling continuation of the Nameless City series is jam-packed with adventure! Kai and Rat now have to deal with deep conflicts within the Dao nation and a possible war. To make matters worse, Kai discovers the key for a mysterious and vast weapon hidden by the monks that may lead to complete chaos… and to share the secret would betray his friendship with Rat.

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Lines, Bars and Circles

Lines, Bars and Circles: How William Playfair Invented Graphs
Written by Helaine Becker
Illustrated by Marie-Ève Tremblay
Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2017
$18.95 HC (jacket & PLC) 978-1-77138-570-1
36 pages, full-colour, 9 1/4″ x 10 1/4″
IL: Ages 7-12 RL: Grades 2-3

William Playfair | Biography | Science | Mathematics | Inventors | Inventions | Infographics | Graphs | Creative Thinking

William Playfair was a dreamer, but his dreams didn’t translate into fame and fortune. However, Will’s vision inspired an amazing idea: he created charts, turning numbers into pictures by creating line graphs, bar graphs and pie charts! William had invented valuable tools for sharing hard-to-understand information. Too bad for Will it took 100 years for his charts to catch on.

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Shark Lady

Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist
Written by Jess Keating
Illustrated by Marta Álvarez Miguéns
Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2017
$24.99 HC (jacket & PLC) 978-1-4926-4204-6
32 pages, full-colour, 10 1/4″ x 10 1/4″
IL: Ages 7-10 RL: Grades 2-3

Eugenie Clark | Biography | Sharks | Women in Science | Discovery | Conservation | Determination

This is the story of Shark Lady — a woman who dared to dive, defy, discover and inspire. Eugenie Clark fell in love with sharks on her first trip to the aquarium and she devoted her life to learning about them. Eugenie taught the world that sharks were to be admired, not feared, and that women could do anything they set their minds to.

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Meatless? A Fresh Look at What You Eat
Written by Sarah Elton
Illustrated by Julie McLaughlin
Toronto: Owlkids Books, 2017
$18.95 HC (jacket & PLC) 978-1-92681-843-6
48 pages, full-colour, 9 3/8″ x 9 3/4″
IL: Ages 8-12 RL: Grades 4-5

Vegetarianism | Diet | Health | Meal Planning | Environmentalism

This book explores the history of meat-based diets and the varied reasons more people are choosing a meatless lifestyle. Important tips on how to stay healthy without meat in your diet and a primer on how to plan vegetarian meals are included. Whether you are a meat eater, vegetarian, vegan or flexitarian, this book offers lots of food for thought.

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Ready, Set...Baby

Ready, Set … Baby!
Written by Elizabeth Rusch
Illustrated by Qin Leng
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017
$24.99 HC (jacket & PLC) 978-0-544-47272-3
32 pages, full-colour, 9 3/8″ x 11 1/4″
IL: Ages 4-8 RL: Grade 3

Family | Siblings | Babies | Humour | Newborns

Anna and Oliver, big siblings extraordinaire, are here to tell you about what to expect when a new baby is on the way — and what life will be like when your baby sister or brother arrives! This story offers a funny, loving and reassuring peek into the life of a big brother and sister — with real information, helpful tips and kid-friendly humour!

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Banana-Leaf Ball

The Banana-Leaf Ball: How Play Can Change the World
Written by Katie Smith Milway
Illustrated by Shane W. Evans
Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2017
$19.95 HC (jacket & PLC) 978-1-77138-331-8
$9.99 EB 978-1-77138-860-3
32 pages, full-colour, 9 1/4″ x 12 1/4″
IL: Ages 8-12 RL: Grades 3-4

Play | Sports | Refugees | Social Justice | Bullying | Belonging | Soccer | Hope | Tanzania

Separated from his family when they are forced to flee their home in Burundi, young Deo lives alone in a refugee camp in Tanzania. Resources are scarce and gangs steal what they can. One gang leader has begun targeting Deo, who finds comfort in making a banana-leaf ball. When a coach arrives and organizes a soccer game, everything begins to change.

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Book of Bridges

A Book of Bridges: Here to There and Me to You
Written by Cheryl Keely
Illustrated by Celia Krampien
Ann Arbor, MI: Sleeping Bear Press, 2017
$20.99 HC (jacket & PLC) 978-1-58536-996-6
32 pages, full-colour, 11 1/4″ x 9 1/4″
IL: Ages 5-8 RL: Grades 2-3

Bridges | Construction | Transportation | Connection | Architecture

Bridges are fascinating structures and they come in all forms. From towering suspension bridges to humble stone crossings, bridges, from California’s Golden Gate Bridge to Peru’s Puente de Piedra, do more than connect one place to another, they bring the whole world together! Whether they are covered or moveable, stone or wood, bridges connect countries, neighbourhoods and even families!

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Refugee's Journey from Afghanistan

A Refugee’s Journey from Afghanistan
(Leaving My Homeland)
Written by Helen Mason
St. Catharines, ON: Crabtree Publishing, 2017
$26.95 LIB 978-0-7787-3125-2
$9.95 PB 978-0-7787-3129-0
$40.43 EB 978-1-4271-1878-3
32 pages, full-colour, 8″ x 10″
IL: Ages 8-11 RL: Grade 4

Refugees | Afghanistan | Displacement | Conflict | Challenges | Global Responsibility

Sonita was born in a refugee camp in Pakistan after her family fled Afghanistan during the war in the early 2000s. Unwelcome in Pakistan, her family returned to Afghanistan, where they faced new challenges. Readers will learn about the decades of conflict in Afghanistan and how they can help refugees in their communities and around the world, struggling to find permanent homes.

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Refugee's Journey from Iraq

A Refugee’s Journey from Iraq
(Leaving My Homeland)
Written by Ellen Rodger
St. Catharines, ON: Crabtree Publishing, 2017
$26.95 LIB 978-0-7787-3127-6
$9.95 PB 978-0-7787-3157-3
$40.43 EB 978-1-4271-1880-6
32 pages, full-colour, 8″ x 10″
IL: Ages 8-11 RL: Grade 4

Refugees | Iraq | Displacement | Conflict | Challenges | Global Responsibility

Zainab has never known peace in her homeland of Iraq. When her father is threatened by a group fighting against the government, her family seeks safety in Jordan and, later, the United States. Readers will learn about the ongoing conflict in Iraq and how they can help refugees in their communities and around the world who are struggling to find permanent homes.

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Refugee's Journey from Syria

A Refugee’s Journey from Syria
(Leaving My Homeland)
Written by Helen Mason
St. Catharines, ON: Crabtree Publishing, 2017
$26.95 LIB 978-0-7787-3128-3
$9.95 PB 978-0-7787-3184-9
$40.43 EB 978-1-4271-1881-3
32 pages, full-colour, 8″ x 10″
IL: Ages 8-11 RL: Grade 4

Refugees | Syria | Displacement | Conflict | Challenges | Global Responsibility

Five-year-old Roj’s home is bombed during the civil war in Syria. He and his family must flee the country secretly by boat, and they end up in a refugee camp in Europe. Readers learn about the efforts being made around the world to assist the millions of refugees and are encouraged to consider how they can help refugees in their own communities and globally.

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Refugee's Journey from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

A Refugee’s Journey from the Democratic Republic of the Congo
(Leaving My Homeland)
Written by Ellen Rodger
St. Catharines, ON: Crabtree Publishing, 2017
$26.95 LIB 978-0-7787-3126-9
$9.95 PB 978-0-7787-3156-6
$40.43 EB 978-1-4271-1879-0
32 pages, full-colour, 8″ x 10″
IL: Ages 8-11 RL: Grade 4

Refugees | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Displacement | Conflict | Challenges | Child Soldiers | Global Responsibility

Eight-year-old Etienne was forced to become a child soldier in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. When he is reunited with his family, they flee the country, arriving as refugees in Canada. Readers will learn about the experiences of child soldiers and how they can help refugees in their communities and around the world who are struggling to find permanent homes.

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Vimy Oaks

The Vimy Oaks: A Journey to Peace
Written by Linda Granfield
Illustrated by Brian Deines
Toronto: North Winds Press/Scholastic Canada, 2017
$19.99 HC (jacket & PLC) 978-1-4431-4850-4
33 pages, full-colour, 9 1/4″ x 11 1/4″
IL: Ages 7-12 RL: Grades 3-4

World War I | Battle of Vimy Ridge | Oak Trees | Hope | Canada | Commemoration

Standing amidst the devastation of Vimy Ridge, Canadian soldier Leslie Miller picked up some acorns and mailed them home where they grew into majestic oaks — a legacy of hope, renewal and remembrance. But what if Vimy Ridge could be green again with oaks descended from Leslie’s trees? This title is also available in French as Les chênes de Vimy : La route vers la paix.

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Where Will I Live

Where Will I Live?
Written by Rosemary McCarney
Toronto: Second Story Press, 2017
$19.95 HC (jacket & PLC) 978-1-77260-028-5
24 pages, full-colour, 11 1/4″ x 8 3/4″
IL: Ages 6-9 RL: Grades 2-3

Refugees | Children | Home | War | Conflict | Hope

Every child deserves a home. But many children around the world have had to leave their homes because of war and conflict. Written by UN Ambassador Rosemary McCarney, this book offers young readers a glimpse into what life is like for child refugees. Simple text and incredible photographs convey the dangers of their situation but also their inspiring resilience and hope.

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Alison's Fishing Birds

Alison’s Fishing Birds
Written by Roderick Haig-Brown
Illustrations by Sheryl McDougald and Jim Rimmer
Halfmoon Bay, BC: Caitlin Press, 2017
$21.95 HC 978-1-987915-19-8
45 pages, full-colour, 7 1/4″ x 10 1/4″
IL: Ages 6-8 RL: Grades 4-5

Natural World | Nature | Conservation | Wildlife | Fishing Birds

Roderick Haig-Brown, a well-known conservationist and naturalist, taught children to explore and respect our forests, oceans and rivers for years. This story tells of a girl’s encounters with the birds that live on the river shore near her home. Each bird, from the osprey to the heron, shares lessons of its life and the natural world it inhabits.

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Different, Same

Different? Same!
Written by Heather Tekavec
Illustrated by Pippa Curnick
Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2017
$18.95 HC (jacket & PLC) 978-1-77138-565-7
$9.99 EB 978-1-77138-877-1
32 pages, full-colour, 10 1/4″ x 9 1/4″
IL: Ages 2-6 RL: Grades 1-2

Animals | Classification | Animal Characteristics | Similarities | Living Things

This picture book introduces the concept of animal characteristics by highlighting both differences and similarities within a group. For example, the zebra gallops, the bumblebee flies, the lemur leaps and the tiger prowls — “But look closer now … We all have STRIPES!” Young readers will have fun uncovering surprising similarities in this playful exploration of animal classification.

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Eat Up

Eat Up! An Infographic Exploration of Food
Written by Antonia Banyard and Paula Ayer
Illustrated by Belle Wuthrich
Toronto: Annick Press, 2017
$22.95 HC 978-1-55451-884-5
$14.95 PB 978-1-55451-883-8
72 pages, full-colour, 8 1/2″ x 11″
IL: Ages 9-12 RL: Grades 4-5

Food | Nutrition | Healthy Living | Food Production | Environment | Food Security

Who grows our food? How does it get to us? How do food companies advertise to children? Encouraging “food literacy,” this book is a colourful infographic look at the many surprising and fascinating facts about food. Readily accessible graphics, diagrams and photos along with brief but clear explanations address topical issues such as food waste, nutrition and the environmental impact of food.

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Let's Eat

Let’s Eat! Sustainable Food for a Hungry Planet
(Orca Footprints)
Written by Kimberley Veness
Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 2017
$19.95 HC (jacket & PLC) 978-1-4598-0939-0
$9.99 EB 978-1-4598-0941-3
48 pages, full-colour, 8 3/8″ x 9 3/4″
IL: Ages 9 and up RL: Grades 3-4

Green Living | Eating Local | Urban Farming | Sustainability | Food | Diversity | Food Production

Everything you eat, whether it’s an apple, a steak or a chocolate-coated cricket, has a story. Through exploring alternative, even bizarre, farm technology and touring gardens in unusual places, readers will uncover the secret life of their groceries. This informative title is packed with interesting facts on global agriculture — from aquaculture to GMO foods, food deserts to urban farms.

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Water's Children

Water’s Children: Celebrating the Resource That Unites Us All
Written by Angèle Delaunois
Illustrated by Gérard Frischeteau
Translated by Erin Woods
Toronto: Pajama Press, 2017
$18.95 HC (jacket & PLC) 978-1-77278-015-4
32 pages, full-colour, 9 1/2″ x 9 1/2″
IL: Ages 4-8 RL: Grades 2-3

Water | Diversity | Natural Resources | Global Citizenship

With lyrical text and vibrant illustrations, water’s universal importance is celebrated in the voices of young people from 12 different regions of the world. Their differing descriptions of what water means to them are united by the phrase “water is life,” which has been translated into each of their languages. This title is also available in French as Les enfants de l’eau.

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What a Waste

What a Waste! Where Does Garbage Go?
Written by Claire Eamer
Illustrated by Bambi Edlund
Toronto: Annick Press, 2017
$22.95 HC 978-1-55451-919-4
$14.95 PB 978-1-55451-918-7
$12.99 EB 978-1-55451-921-7
89 pages, full-colour, 6 1/2″ x 9″
IL: Ages 9-12 RL: Grades 4-5

Environment | Pollution | Garbage | Recycling | History

When we throw something away, where exactly is “away”? While humans have always made garbage, today we are producing more than ever. There is garbage in the ocean, on mountain tops and even in space. This highly visual title includes topics such as water pollution, modern “throwaway” culture, landfills, human waste and recycling. An engaging, kid-friendly introduction to an important issue.

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Wolf Island

Wolf Island
(My Great Bear Rainforest)
Written by Nicholas Read
Photography by Ian McAllister
Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 2017
$19.95 HC (jacket & PLC) 978-1-4598-1264-2
$4.99 EB 978-1-4598-1266-6
32 pages, full-colour, 11 1/4″ x 9″
IL: Ages 5 and up RL: Grades 1-2

Great Bear Rainforest | Wolves | Animal Stories | Nature Photography

Majestic Great Bear Rainforest is full of tall trees, huge bears and endless schools of salmon. Ian McAllister’s luminous photographs illustrate the story of a lone wolf who swims to a small island that provides him with everything he needs. When a female wolf arrives, they start a family and introduce their pups to the island’s bounty.

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Wolves Return

The Wolves Return: A New Beginning for Yellowstone National Park
Written and illustrated by Celia Godkin
Toronto: Pajama Press, 2017
$19.95 HC (jacket & PLC) 978-1-77278-011-6
32 pages, full-colour, 10 3/8″ x 9 1/4″
IL: Ages 6-9 RL: Grades 2-3

Wolves | Ecosystems | Biodiversity | Yellowstone National Park | Top Predators

Twenty-three Canadian grey wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park in 1995–1996. The Yellowstone Wolf Project has been an overwhelming success. To researchers’ surprise, the introduction of the wolves changed an entire ecosystem, improving biodiversity and altering the very landscape. This true story offers an important lesson about the difference one creature can make in creating a healthy, thriving world.

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Newmarket, ON: Brainspace Publishing Inc.
$25.00 one-year subscription (4 issues)
ISSN 2291-8930
IL: Ages 8-14

Math | Technology | Engineering | Science | Environment | Activities

This fully interactive magazine offers extra digital content for kids to read, listen to and watch with the use of a mobile device and the free Blippar app. Offering a multi-sensory journey, fusing digital and print media in a dynamic and compelling way, this magazine allows kids to explore topics such as space, Earth sciences, biology, math and technology on a deeper level.


Toronto: Owlkids
$34.95 one-year subscription (10 issues)
ISSN 0707-4611
IL: Ages 6-9

Science | Stories | Natural World | Humour | Activities

Filled with interactive stories, puzzles, facts and crafts, this magazine satisfies its young readers’ thirst for knowledge and appetite for humour while acknowledging the growing independence of primary-aged children. Kids can make a Discovery, check out the Green Scene or try Mini-Jon’s experiments! Each issue features a fun theme, engaging fiction, science experiments, crafts, comics, thought-provoking facts and fascinating articles.


Toronto: Owlkids
$34.95 one-year subscription (10 issues)
ISSN 1206-4580
IL: Ages 3-6

Preschool Activities | Crafts | Reading Skills | Animals | Humour

This magazine, designed for the youngest readers, is packed with stories, comics and activities to inspire laughter and a love of learning. Youngsters join the curious chick, Chirp, on adventures as he encourages them to play, imagine and explore their world. Illustrations and stories by some of North America’s most talented authors and artists entertain and engage children while preparing them to read on their own.

TD Book Week 2018: Who’s Going Where?

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is excited to announce the tour locations of the 30 authors, illustrators and storytellers participating in TD Canadian Children’s Book Week 2018, which runs from Saturday, May 5 to Saturday, May 12, 2018.

TD Canadian Children’s Book Week is Canada’s largest celebration of reading and Canadian children’s books. Book Weeks’s mission to connect the authors and illustrators of Canadian children’s and young adult books with readers across Canada. The first Book Week tour was held in 1977 and since then over 300 Canadian authors, illustrators and storytellers have toured throughout the country.

In celebration of TD Canadian Children’s Book Week, the Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) sends authors, illustrators and storytellers on a cross-Canada tour to give readings, workshops and presentations to children in schools, libraries, community centres and bookstores.

Schools and libraries interested in having a visit from a Book Week author, illustrator or storyteller during TD Canadian Children’s Book Week 2017 can apply online starting December 1, 2017.

Visit for more details.

Official Tour Roster & Locations

Lana Button, author
Marina Cohen, author

British Columbia

Sylvia Gunnery, author

Lower Mainland
Tom Ryan, author

Vancouver Island
Alice Kuipers, author

Northern Region
Soyeon Kim, illustrator

Rina Singh, author
Vikki VanSickle, author

New Brunswick
Lori Joy Smith, author/illustrator

Anna Humphrey, author

Mariella Bertelli, storyteller

Northwest Territories
Stephanie McLellan, author

Nova Scotia
Kass Reich, illustrator

Carey Sookocheff, author/illustrator

Alex A., author/illustrator
Darren Groth, author
Alison Hughes, author
Shoshana Litman, storyteller
Lorna Schultz Nicholson, author
Andreas Oertel, author
Pam Withers, author

Prince Edward Island
Elly MacKay, author/ illustrator

Eileen Cook, author
Anne Glover, storyteller
Melanie Jackson, author
Jessica Scott Kerrin, author
Jennifer Mook-Sang, author


Northern Region
Caroline Pignat, author

Southern Region
J. Torres, author

Joel A. Sutherland, author

For more information, please contact:

Shannon Howe Barnes
Program Coordinator
Canadian Children’s Book Centre
Tel: 416 975-0010 x 227

Winners Announced for the 2017 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards

$145,000 in prize money awarded to Canadian children’s authors and illustrators

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Toronto (November 22, 2017) – The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is thrilled to announce the winners of its English-language children’s book awards. The $30,000 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award was given to author and illustrator Jan Thornhill for The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk (Groundwood Books). An additional $12,500 was divided between the winning book’s publisher and the creators of the other four nominated titles. Six awards in total were given out:

  • The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk, written and illustrated by Jan Thornhill, won the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award ($30,000)
  • The Snow Knows, written by Jennifer McGrath and illustrated by Josée Bisaillon, won the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award ($20,000)
  • Canada Year by Year, written by Elizabeth MacLeod and illustrated by Sydney Smith, won the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction ($10,000)
  • The Mark of the Plague by Kevin Sands won the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction For Young People ($5,000)
  • Shooter by Caroline Pignat won the John Spray Mystery Award ($5,000)
  • Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston won the Amy Mathers Teen Book Award ($5,000)

The winners were announced last night at a gala event, hosted by the CBC’s Shelagh Rogers, at The Carlu in Toronto. At a gala event in Montreal on November 8, 2017, the CCBC and TD Bank Group awarded the $30,000 Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse to Même pas vrai, written by Larry Tremblay and illustrated by Guillaume Perreault. Another $12,500 was divided between their publisher, Éditions de la Bagnole, and four other nominated titles. The inaugural $5,000 Prix Harry Black de l’album jeunesse went to Au-delà de la forêt (Comme des géants), written by Nadine Robert and illustrated by Gérard DuBois. Click here for more information.

Once again, TD Bank Group partnered with CBC Books to present the Fan Choice Award. Young readers were asked to pick their favourite book from the shortlisted TD Canadian Children’s Literature Awards titles in an online poll. This year, Iain Lawrence took home the $5,000 award for The Skeleton Tree (Tundra Books).

In total, $145,000 was awarded between the two ceremonies to Canadian authors, illustrators and publishers. Below is the full list of prizes presented, with comments from the jurors. Click here for the shortlists.

For more information, please contact:
Camilia Kahrizi
Marketing and Website Coordinator
Canadian Children’s Book Centre
416.975.0010 ext. 221

Sponsored by TD Bank Group

Tragic Tale

The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk
Written and illustrated by Jan Thornhill (Havelock, ON)
Groundwood Books
for ages 9-12

“A riveting story… Thornhill tells the story of the Great Auk’s evolution and demise with a matter-of-fact elegance that makes the story both poignant and horrifying… Thornhill uses perspective brilliantly, emphasizing the wild grandeur of natural creatures one moment, and their desperate vulnerability the next… Distinctive and evocative images mesh with strong writing about the lifestyle and obstacles that are a part of daily life for this resourceful bird.”

The finalists, who received $2,500 each, were:

  • A Day of Signs and Wonders, written by Kit Pearson (HarperTrophy Canada)
  • The Skeleton Tree, written by Iain Lawrence (Tundra Books)
  • Tokyo Digs a Garden, written by Jon-Erik Lappano and illustrated by Kellen Hatanaka (Groundwood Books)
  • When We Were Alone, written by David Alexander Robertson and illustrated by Julie Flett (HighWater Press)

JURY MEMBERS: Deirdre Baker, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Toronto Star children’s books reviewer, and author; Merle Harris, IBBY Canada Executive Committee member, storyteller and retired elementary school library technician; Dr. Vivian Howard, Associate Professor/Associate Dean (Academic), School of Information Management, Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University; Dr. Dave Jenkinson, Editor, CM: Canadian Review of Materials and Professor Emeritus, Children’s & YA Literature, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba; Michael Pellegrin, teacher and English Language Arts Specialist, English Montreal School Board.

Sponsored by A. Charles Baillie

 Snow Knows

The Snow Knows
Written by Jennifer McGrath (Moncton, NB)
Illustrated by Josée Bisaillon (St-Hubert, QC)
Nimbus Publishing
for ages 3-8

“Striking, lively multimedia art and brilliantly evocative text sweep young readers off to the heart of the Canadian wild to explore the lives of animals in winter… Each gorgeous turn of the page introduces a new creature and a new winter wonder with lyrical verbal grace and masterful, eye-opening visual genius.”

JURY MEMBERS: Nancy Davidson, former President and National Coordinator of Kids’ Lit Quiz Canada; Maria Martella, owner of Tinlids Inc., a wholesaler of children’s and teen books for schools and libraries; Sheba Meland, children’s publishing and editorial consultant.

Sponsored by the Fleck Family Foundation

 Canada Year by Year

Canada Year by Year
Written by Elizabeth MacLeod (Toronto, ON)
Illustrated by Sydney Smith (Toronto, ON)
Kids Can Press
for ages 8-12

“No one will be able to say “Canadian history is boring” after dipping into Canada Year by Year…  This highly engaging and beautifully illustrated timeline of a book features the people, places and activities that distinguish Canada… Highlights the moments to celebrate and the moments needing reconciliation and healing…  A perfect springboard to a deeper dive into Canadian history.”

JURY MEMBERS: Heather Kuipers, owner, Ella Minnow Children’s Bookstore; Emily Moretti, educator, Toronto Catholic District School Board; Sara Spencer, Junior School Librarian, The York School.

Sponsored by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Bilson Endowment Fund

Mark of the Plague

The Mark of the Plague
(Blackthorn Key, Book 2)
Written by Kevin Sands (London, ON)
for ages 10-14

“Sands immerses readers in Restoration England, expertly capturing not just the sights and sounds of London in the 1660s, but also seventeenth-century conceptions of magic, science and the spread of disease… An exceptional story in every way… Emotionally-charged and action-packed, The Mark of the Plague reminds us of the dangers of putting profit before people.”

JURY MEMBERS: Shannon Babcock, Project Coordinator, Quebec Reading Connection, and Regional Councillor Quebec, IBBY Canada; Sally Bender, retired teacher-librarian and blogger at Sal’s Fiction Addiction; Roseanne Gauthier, Youth Services Librarian, PEI Public Library Service; Gail de Vos (chair), author, storyteller and Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta.

Sponsored by John Spray


Written by Caroline Pignat (Kanata, ON)
Razorbill Canada
for ages 13 and up

“Pignat is a master storyteller who has created a cleverly written psychological drama told in five distinct and believable teen voices… Each character’s complex story is slowly revealed, developing empathy and understanding for each of the teens… Filled with moments of suspense and increasing tension Pignat has created an enthralling mystery that is impossible to put down.”

JURY MEMBERS: Roxanne Deans, Director of Inventory and Outreach, The Children’s Book Bank, Co-Founder of StoryMobs, and former bookstore owner; Sandra O’Brien, Editor, Canadian Children’s Book News, and former teacher; Ashley Pamenter, Coordinator of Programming, Girl Guides of Canada, and former elementary school teacher.

Sponsored by Sylvan Learning

Exit, Pursued by a Bear

Exit, Pursued by a Bear
Written by E.K. Johnston (Stratford, ON)
Dutton Books
for ages 14 and up

“Johnston has created an empowering story about the aftermath of a sexual assault… Beautifully written, and handled with sensitivity, this important story deserves a place beside books like Speak on teen bookshelves…This empowering book will stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page.”

JURY MEMBERS: Penny Chaiko, teacher-librarian, Nantyr Shores Secondary School; Tina Everitt, Category Manager for Teen & Romance, Indigo Books & Music; Rachel Seigel, freelance author and Adult Fiction Specialist, Library Services Centre.


TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award
Now in its 13th year, the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award celebrates excellence in children’s literature by rewarding the best literary work by Canadian authors. Sponsored by TD, and administered by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, it is one of the largest prizes in children’s book awards. All books, in any genre, written and illustrated by Canadians and published in Canada for children, are eligible. Each book is judged on the quality of the text and illustrations, in addition to its overall contribution to Canadian children’s literature. Since the program started in 2004, 130 books have been honoured through the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award in both official languages

Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award
The Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award honours excellence in the illustrated picture book format, for children aged 3 to 8. Charles Baillie, retired Chairman and CEO of TD Bank Group, is delighted to give the prize in his wife Marilyn’s name. As an award-winning children’s book author and an early learning specialist, Marilyn is involved in and passionate about children’s literature. The winning book receives $20,000.

Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction
The Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction was established by the Fleck Family Foundation in 1999 to recognize Canada’s exceptional non-fiction books for young people. The award honours Norma Fleck (1906-1998), who inspired a deep love of reading in her children and grandchildren. Dr. James Fleck, who initiated the award, is the son of Norma Fleck. The winning book receives $10,000.

Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People
The Geoffrey Bilson Award was established in 1988 in memory of the respected historian and children’s author, Geoffrey Bilson. The $5,000 prize is awarded annually to the Canadian author of an outstanding work of historical fiction for young people. In 2005, the Bilson Endowment Fund was created to support this award. If you wish to contribute to this fund, please contact the Canadian Children’s Book Centre.

John Spray Mystery Award
The John Spray Mystery Award was established in 2011 to honour excellence in the mystery book genre. John Spray, President of the Mantis Investigation Agency, is delighted to sponsor the prize, noting that mystery books made him a passionate reader at an early age and helped him find his chosen career. The $5,000 prize is awarded annually to a Canadian author of an outstanding work of mystery writing for young people.

Amy Mathers Teen Book Award
The Amy Mathers Teen Book Award, established in 2014, honours excellence in teen/young adult fiction. The prize is awarded annually with a cash prize of $5,000 to an original work aimed at readers aged 13-18. The prize was established following the fundraising efforts of Amy Mathers through her Marathon of Books. Now in its third year, the award is sponsored by Sylvan Learning.

About the Canadian Children’s Book Centre
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is a national, not-for-profit organization and registered charity founded in 1976 to promote, support and encourage the reading, writing and illustrating of Canadian books for children and teens. 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. For more information, please visit

Getting it Done: From Idea to Finished YA Novel and all the Dirty Business in Between

On December 4, best-selling YA novelists Marthe Jocelyn, Kathy Kacer, Teresa Toten and Vicki Grant will share their writing secrets and best career advice with Hadley Dyer, acclaimed writer and former HarperCollins children’s editor.

Beans will be spilled!

Panel discussion followed by audience Q&A.

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.,
Monday, December 4,
Northern District Library, Room 200
40 Orchard View Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario

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Free Admission
Books available for sale

Les gagnants du Prix TD et Prix Harry Black 2017

C’est avec un immense plaisir que le Centre du livre jeunesse canadien annonce les lauréats du Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse et du Prix Harry Black de l’album jeunesse :

Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse (30 000 $)

Parrainé par le Groupe Banque TD

Même pas vrai

Même pas vrai
Texte : Larry Tremblay (Montreal, QC)
Illustration : Guillaume Perreault (Gatineau, QC)
Éditions de la Bagnole

Prix Harry Black de l’album jeunesse (5 000 $)

Parrainé par Mary Macchiusi

Au-dela de la forêt

Au-delà de la forêt
Texte : Nadine Robert (Varennes, QC)
Illustration : Gérard DuBois (St-Lambert, QC)
Comme des géants

La remise des prix s’est déroulée au cours d’une soirée gala qui s’est tenue mercredi le 8 novembre au Le Windsor à Montréal  En plus du prix de 30 000 $ partagé entre Larry Tremblay, l’auteur, et Guillaume Perrault, l’illustrateur, un montant de 2 500 $ a été remis aux Éditions de la Bagnole pour la promotion du livre gagnant. Les quatre autres finalistes du Prix TD se sont partagé un prix de 10 000 $. Cliquez ici pour connaître les noms des finalistes ainsi que les membres du jury du Prix TD et du Prix Harry Black.

Aaah! Bécédaire, écrit par Elaine Turgeon (Montréal, QC) et illustré par Martin Laliberté (Montréal, QC) a remporté le du Prix Choix du public littérature jeunesse, présenté par Radio-Canada.

Pour plus de renseignements :
Charlotte Teeple
Directrice Générale
Centre du livre jeunesse canadien
516-975-0010 x 226

Remembrance Day 2017

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. Download a list of WWI-themed books compiled by our library coordinator, Meghan Howe:

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