Richard Van Camp Among the Finalists for the 2023 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature

On June 24, 2022, World Literature Today announced the finalists for the 2023 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Among the nominees is author Richard Van Camp. A proud member of the Dogrib (Tłı̨chǫ) Nation from Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Richard is a graduate of the En’owkin International School of Writing, the University of Victoria’s Creative Writing BFA Program, and received a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of British Columbia. He is the author of 26 books including five short story collections, six board books, three picture books, five graphic novels and more.

Since 2003, the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature has been awarded every other year to a living writer or author-illustrator with significant achievement in children’s or young-adult literature. Made possible through the generosity of Nancy Barcelo, Susan Neustadt Schwartz, and Kathy Neustadt and sponsored by World Literature Today, the University of Oklahoma’s award-winning magazine of international literature, the NSK Prize celebrates literature that contributes to the quality of children’s lives. Candidates for the award are nominated by a jury of children’s and young adult literature writers, illustrators, or scholars, and the jury also selects the winner of each biennial prize.

Laureates of the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature receives $35,000, a silver medallion, and a certificate at a public ceremony at the University of Oklahoma and are featured in a subsequent issue of World Literature Today.

The 2023 prize winner will be announced on October 25, 2022 during Neustadt Lit Fest at the University of Oklahoma. For a complete list of the 2023 finalists, click here.

Call for Submissions: Best Books for Kids & Teens, Fall 2022

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 22, 2022

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is now accepting submissions for the fall 2022 edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens (BBKT), the CCBC’s semi-annual selection guide to the best Canadian children’s books, magazines, audio and video.

When is the deadline?
The deadline to submit is April 22, 2022

What books and resources are eligible?
For the fall 2022 edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens (BBKT), normally our committees would only be evaluating books/resources published between January 1, 2022 and June 30, 2022. However, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, if publishers have books/resources published during the second half of 2021 that they were unable to submit to the spring 2022 edition, we will accept them now. Therefore, for the fall 2022 edition, our committees will be reviewing books/resources published between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. Please refer to the Eligibility Criteria for further information.

What do I need to submit?

  1. Please submit a completed title submission form for ALL titles you plan on submitting. The form(s) can be completed online (see links below).
  2. Upon completion of the online submission form(s), please email the PDF(s) of each title or issue (in the case of magazines) to meghan@bookcentre.ca. Upon receipt of the form(s) and PDF(s), you will be sent instructions on where to send the physical resources. Please do not send them to the CCBC’s main office.
  3. The quantity of books/resources as indicated on each title submission form to the addresses provided in the subsequent email you will receive from the CCBC. Please note: Materials submitted will not be returned, including titles that are not selected for inclusion.


How can I submit books published after April 22, 2022?

Books published after April 22 can be submitted the following way:

  1. Complete the online title submission form(s) by April 22, 2022. For books and magazines, please email final the PDF(s) of each title or issue (in the case of magazines) to meghan@bookcentre.ca
  2. Follow up with physical copies of the books/resources when they become available. Again, once the CCBC has received your form(s) and PDF(s), you will be sent instructions on where to send the physical resources.

Title Submission Forms (click on the hyperlinks below)
BBKT Title Submission Form – Book
BBKT Title Submission Form – Magazine
BBKT Title Submission Form – Audio
BBKT Title Submission Form – Video

Where will my books and resources go?
All submissions are:

  • sent to Best Books for Kids & Teens committee members for review.
  • sent to the Best Books for Kids & Teens annotation writer.
  • sent to our regional library collections in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto and Hamilton.

Publishers Catalogues
Please email PDFs or links to the catalogue(s) that corresponds with the above publication dates. If you act as a distributor for foreign publishers (e.g., US, UK, etc.), please check their catalogues to see if they have any eligible titles by Canadian authors and/or Canadian illustrators.

Books published by non-Canadian publishing houses are eligible, provided the author or illustrator is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada (minimum two-year residency).

Important note regarding eBooks
Currently, the CCBC is not evaluating eBooks that are not also available in print format. Only books in print format will be evaluated; our juries will not be reading eBook versions.* However, if your print books are also available in eBook format, please be sure to include the ISBN and pricing for the electronic format on the title submission form. For titles that are selected, we will indicate that an eBook version is available in the listing.

* With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are requesting that PDFs of final titles (for books and magazines) be emailed to meghan@bookcentre.ca upon completion of the online title submission form(s). The PDFs do not replace the physical books. They are to be used in the event that publishers are experiencing any disruptions/delays with their supply and distribution channels because of COVID-19.

If you have any questions, please contact Meghan Howe at meghan@bookcentre.ca.

Call for Submissions: 2022 CCBC Book Awards

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is now accepting submissions for its English-language children’s book awards. We are thrilled to announce that we have two new awards to add to our roster—the David Booth Children’s and Youth Poetry Award as well as the Arlene Barlin Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy. In total, eight English-language prizes will be awarded. The submission deadline is March 4, 2022.

If you click on the links below you will find submission and criteria information about each award. Please be sure to read all of the submission information and criteria for each of the awards, as it varies from award to award, and some of the criteria have changed from last year.

In 2021, the CCBC reviewed its awards and its criteria to align with the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion policy approved by the CCBC board of directors. The award guidelines now contain updated and inclusive language. The result is an acknowledgment of the fact that the celebration of diversity is an equally significant element to achieving excellence. A work of excellence in Canadian children’s literature should also be successful in making people feel a sense of belonging in their communities.

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre acknowledges that not all voices have been given the same opportunity or heard equally. To ensure voices and stories from underrepresented creators are not excluded, we strongly encourage publishers to include in their submissions works that reflect diverse voices, specifically those that are by and about Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC); Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual and Agender, Two-Spirited, plus other identities and communities (LGBTQIA2+), as well as stories by and about individuals with different abilities. Finally, we also acknowledge this change is not the final stop but part of the journey to inclusion and the need to amplify underrepresented voices in Canadian children’s publishing. 

The submission deadline is March 4, 2022. Only works by Canadian authors and illustrators are eligible for submission. In the case of translations, the translator must also be Canadian. The award marked with an asterisk (*) is only open to Canadian publishers. With the exception of the new David Booth Children’s and Youth Poetry Award, all books must be published between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021. Because the David Booth Poetry prize is biennial, the publication date eligibility is from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021 (a two-year time frame).

For the Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse, the CCBC is once again partnering with Communication-Jeunesse. They will be coordinating the French-language prize on our behalf. Their call for submissions will be posted the week of March 7, 2022. If you have any questions about submitting to the Prix TD, please contact Pénélope Jolicoeur at p.jolicoeur@cjqc.ca.

JURY SELECTION AND COMPOSITION
The CCBC staff will select jurors for each literature award from a national pool of individuals with demonstrated expertise in the critical assessment of literature for youth; in its commitment to the principles of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, the CCBC will endeavour to include as many jurors as possible for underrepresented groups.

SUBMISSION FEES
There is a $25 non-refundable fee for each title submitted to each of the CCBC book awards. Therefore, if, for example, you have a title that meets the criteria for three of the awards listed above and you would like it considered for all three awards, the submission fee for that particular title is $75 ($25 x 3). The fees will be used to offset administration costs, as well as costs associated with the presentation of the awards.

Submission fees are payable by cheque, credit card or online. If paying by cheque or credit card, please complete the submission fee form. To pay online, visit bookcentre.ca/submissionfees.

CCBC MEMBERSHIP
Please also consider becoming a member of the CCBC. Member support helps us to continue bringing attention to Canadian children’s books through our programs such as these book awards. Through your support, we can keep showing Canada, and the world, that Canadian children’s books are best.

PUBLISHER AND CREATOR EXPECTATIONS PRIOR TO SUBMISSION

  • Publishers agree to pay the $25 non-refundable submission fee per title per award.
  • If a book is shortlisted, the publisher, author and illustrator may be asked to participate in a series of events highlighting and promoting the shortlisted author and illustrator, in addition to the award celebration.
  • The CCBC is unable to assume the costs for travel and accommodation. It is our hope that publishers will assist the award winner(s) with providing the resources for attending the in-person awards ceremony (should we be able to hold an in-person event) or for creating an acceptance speech video of appropriate quality should the creator(s) be unable to attend an in-person event.
  • Publishers agree to prepare and encourage their authors and illustrators to participate in all reasonable publicity associated with the award(s): interviews, readings, appearances, etc.
  • Publishers agree to spend an appropriate sum on media advertising the winning book (i.e., whatever your advertising budget allows). With respect to the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, the winning publisher agrees to use the $2,500 awarded to them to promote/advertise the winning title.
  • Publishers with titles shortlisted or winning the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award agree to put the award seal on copies of their books. Seals will be provided to the publisher by the CCBC.

TITLE SUBMISSION FORMS
You are required to complete an online title submission form for each title being submitted. Each award has its own specific form. The links below will direct you to the online form.

New to the forms this year is a question regarding accessible formats. While these formats are not a requirement for submitting to the CCBC book awards, we would very much appreciate it if you could let us know if the title(s) is available in an accessible format and if so, which format(s).

HOW TO SUBMIT
Once you have completed the online title submission form(s), please follow up by emailing a final PDF of each title** by the March 4, 2022 deadline to meghan@bookcentre.ca. If you are paying the submission fee(s) by cheque or credit card, please email the completed submission fee form as well. Upon receipt of the submission(s), you will be sent instructions for where to send the physical books, as well as the quantity required. Please do not send them to the CCBC’s main office. Our office remains closed during the pandemic.

Books submitted that do not meet the eligibility requirements and criteria will not be considered and will not be returned, nor will the non-refundable submission fee.

** With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are requesting that PDFs of final titles be emailed to meghan@bookcentre.ca when title submission forms are submitted. The PDFs are not to replace the physical books. They are to be used in the event that publishers are experiencing any disruptions/delays with their distribution channels because of COVID-19.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE
The submission deadline for the English-language awards is March 4, 2022.

If you have any questions about eligibility or the awards in general, please contact Meghan Howe at 416.975.0010 ext. 3 or meghan@bookcentre.ca.

Call for Submissions: Best Books for Kids & Teens, Spring 2022

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 15, 2021

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is now accepting submissions for the spring 2022 edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens (BBKT), the CCBC’s semi-annual selection guide to the best Canadian children’s books, magazines, audio and video.

When is the deadline?
The deadline to submit is October 15, 2021

What books and resources are eligible?
For the spring 2022 edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens (BBKT), normally our committees would only be evaluating books/resources published between July 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021. However, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, if publishers have books/resources published during the first half of 2021 that they were unable to submit to the fall 2021 edition, we will accept them now. Therefore, for the spring 2022 edition, our committees will be reviewing books/resources published between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021. Please refer to the Eligibility Criteria for further information.

What do I need to submit?

  1. Please email completed title submission forms for ALL titles you plan on submitting to meghan@bookcentre.ca. The title submission forms are available in two formats — PDF and Word. Upon receipt of the forms, you will be sent instructions on where to send the physical resources. Please do not send them to the CCBC’s main office; the office is closed during the pandemic.
  2. For books and magazines, please email final PDFs of each title or issue (in the case of magazines).
  3. The quantity of books/resources as indicated on each title submission form to the addresses provided in the subsequent email you will receive from the CCBC. Please note: Materials submitted will not be returned, including titles that are not selected for inclusion.

How can I submit books published after October 15, 2021?
Books published after October 15 can be submitted the following way:

  1. Email a completed title submission form by October 15, 2021 to meghan@bookcentre.ca. For books and magazines, please also email final PDFs of each title or issue (in the case of magazines).
  2. Follow up with physical copies of the books/resources when they become available. Again, once the CCBC has received your forms, you will be sent instructions on where to send the resources.

Title Submission Forms
BBKT Title Submission Form – Book (PDF or Word)
BBKT Title Submission Form – Magazine (PDF or Word)
BBKT Title Submission Form – Audio (PDF or Word)
BBKT Title Submission Form – Video (PDF or Word)

Where will my books and resources go?
All submissions are:

  • sent to Best Books for Kids & Teens committee members for review.
  • sent to the Best Books for Kids & Teens annotation writer.
  • sent to our regional library collections in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto and Hamilton.

Publishers Catalogues
Please email PDFs or links to the catalogue(s) that corresponds with the above publication dates. If you act as a distributor for foreign publishers (e.g., US, UK, etc.), please check their catalogues to see if they have any eligible titles by Canadian authors and/or Canadian illustrators.

Books published by non-Canadian publishing houses are eligible, provided the author or illustrator is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada (minimum two-year residency).

Important note regarding eBooks
Currently, the CCBC is not evaluating eBooks that are not also available in print format. Only books in print format will be evaluated; our juries will not be reading eBook versions.* However, if your print books are also available in eBook format, please be sure to include the ISBN and pricing for the electronic format on the title submission form. For titles that are selected, we will indicate that an eBook version is available in the listing.

* With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are requesting that PDFs of final titles (for books and magazines) be emailed to meghan@bookcentre.ca when title submission forms are submitted. The PDFs do not replace the physical books. They are to be used in the event that publishers are experiencing any disruptions/delays with their distribution channels because of COVID-19.

If you have any questions, please contact Meghan Howe at meghan@bookcentre.ca.

IBBY Canada Named Host of IBBY’s 40th International Congress in Ottawa in 2026

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2021: IBBY Canada, the Canadian national section of the International Board on Books for Young People, is thrilled to announce that Canada has been selected to host IBBY’s 40th World Congress. The event will take place in Ottawa, Ontario from August 19 to 23, 2026.

IBBY’s biennial World Congress invites members, and those interested in the field of books for young people, from around the world to join together to make connections, share ideas, and expand horizons. The Congress features lectures, panel discussions, exhibitions, and workshops, in addition to the IBBY General Assembly and presentations including the Hans Christian Andersen Awards and the IBBY Honour List. Every two years, a different National Section hosts the Congress, which attracts several hundred attendees.

IBBY Canada’s proposal to host was built on the theme Listening to Each Other’s Voices, expressed as Écouter la voix de l’autre in French and Pizindàdidà Ekidong in Algonquin. In a world that often seems divisive and cacophonous, this theme speaks to IBBY’s core values of plurality and inclusion — and aligns with IBBY Canada’s current programming and projects, including the Indigenous Picture Book Collection and the Readers & Refugees program.

IBBY Canada’s Board of Directors looks forward to beginning work on this hosting project, which supports our mission and serves one of the key values that stakeholders identified during strategic planning in 2019 for IBBY Canada’s 40th year. The membership was most interested in international relationships and the possibility to participate in the international programs, awards, and conversations.

“IBBY is very pleased that IBBY Canada has been selected as the host of the 40th IBBY World Congress,” says Liz Page, Executive Director of IBBY. “The strong international focus of IBBY is shown in the theme: Listening to Each Other’s Voices, reflecting the IBBY network where we listen to each other and support each other.”

“IBBY Canada is honoured and delighted to be chosen as host of the 40th IBBY World Congress!” says Patti McIntosh, President of IBBY Canada. “We look forward to welcoming over 350 international IBBY friends and colleagues to Ottawa for three days of connection, culture, celebration — and exploration of the Congress theme of Listening to Each Other’s Voices. Please mark your calendars!”

IBBY, the International Board on Books for Young People, was founded in 1953 and represents an international network of people committed to bringing books and children together. IBBY Canada, one of over 80 IBBY national sections worldwide, is a volunteer organization promoting quality French, English and Indigenous Canadian children’s literature nationally and internationally. To become a member of IBBY Canada and to support our activities, please join us here.

For more information, please contact:

Allison MacLachlan
Promotions Officer, IBBY Canada
promotions@ibby-canada.org

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L’IBBY Canada sera l’hôte du 40e Congrès international de l’IBBY à Ottawa en 2026

POUR DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE Le 15 juillet 2021: IBBY Canada, la section nationale canadienne de IBBY International Board on Books for Young People, est ravie d’annoncer que le Canada a été choisi pour accueillir le 40e Congrès mondial de l’IBBY. L’événement aura lieu à Ottawa, en Ontario, du 19 au 23 août 2026.

Le Congrès mondial biennal de IBBY invite les membres et les personnes intéressées par le domaine de la littérature jeunesse du monde entier à se réunir pour établir des liens, partager des idées et élargir les horizons. Le Congrès comprend des conférences, des tables rondes, des expositions et des ateliers, en plus de l’Assemblée générale de IBBY et des présentations comprenant les Hans Christian Andersen Awards et la Liste honorifique IBBY. Tous les deux ans, une section nationale différente accueille le Congrès, qui attire plusieurs centaines de participants.

La proposition de IBBY Canada d’être l’hôte du congrès a été fondée sur le thème Écouter les voix des autres, Listening to Each Other’s Voices en anglais et Pizindàdidà Ekidong en algonquin. Dans un monde qui semble souvent source de discorde, ce thème porte sur les valeurs fondamentales de IBBY que sont la pluralité et l’inclusion et s’harmonise avec les programmes et projets actuels d’IBBY Canada, y compris la Collection de livres d’images autochtones et le programme Readers & Refugees.

Le Conseil d’administration de IBBY Canada se réjouit de commencer à travailler sur ce congrès, qui appuie notre mission et sert l’une des valeurs clés que les intervenants ont identifiées lors de la planification stratégique en 2019 pour la 40e année d’IBBY Canada. Les membres s’intéressaient surtout aux relations internationales et à la possibilité de participer aux programmes internationaux, aux prix et aux conversations.

« Nous sommes très heureux que le Canada ait été choisi comme hôte du 40e Congrès mondial de IBBY », déclare Liz Page, directrice exécutive de IBBY. « La forte orientation internationale de IBBY est illustrée dans le thème « À l’écoute des voix des autres », qui reflète le réseau IBBY où nous nous écoutons et nous soutenons les uns les autres. »

« IBBY Canada est honoré et ravi d’avoir été choisi pour accueillir le 40e Congrès mondial de IBBY! », déclare Patti McIntosh, présidente de IBBY Canada. « Nous avons hâte d’accueillir plus de 350 amis et collègues de IBBY à Ottawa pour trois jours de contacts, de culture, de célébrations et d’exploration du thème du Congrès : À l’écoute des voix des autres. À inscrire à votre agenda! »

IBBY (Union internationale des livres pour la jeunesse) a été fondée en 1953 et représente un réseau international de personnes s’engageant à offrir un lien entre les livres et les enfants. IBBY Canada est l’une des 80 sections nationales dans le monde, c’est un organisme de bienfaisance faisant la promotion de la littérature jeunesse canadienne française, anglaise et autochtone de qualité à l’échelle nationale et internationale. Pour devenir un membre d’IBBY Canada et pour soutenir nos activités, veuillez nous rejoindre ici.

Pour plus d’informations, veuillez contacter:
Allison MacLachlan, Agente de promotion, IBBY Canada
promotions@ibby-canada.org

Call for Submissions: Best Books for Kids & Teens, Fall 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 16, 2021

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is now accepting submissions for the fall 2021 edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens (BBKT), the CCBC’s semi-annual selection guide to the best Canadian children’s books, magazines, audio and video.

When is the deadline?
The deadline to submit is April 16, 2021

What books and resources are eligible?
For the fall 2021 edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens (BBKT), normally our committees would only be evaluating books/resources published between January 1, 2021 and June 30, 2021. However, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, if publishers have books/resources published during the second half of 2020 that they were unable to submit to the spring 2021 edition, we will accept them now. Therefore, for the fall 2021 edition, our committees will be reviewing books/resources published between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. Please refer to the Eligibility Criteria for further information.

What do I need to submit?

  1. Please email completed title submission forms for ALL titles you plan on submitting to meghan@bookcentre.ca. The title submission forms are available in two formats — PDF and Word. Upon receipt of the forms, you will be sent instructions on where to send the physical resources. Please do not send them to the CCBC’s main office; the office is closed during the pandemic.
  2. For books and magazines, please email final PDFs of each title or issue (in the case of magazines).
  3. The quantity of books/resources as indicated on each title submission form to the addresses provided in the subsequent email you will receive from the CCBC. Please note: Materials submitted will not be returned, including titles that are not selected for inclusion.

How can I submit books published after April 16, 2021?
Books published after April 16 can be submitted the following way:

  1. Email a completed title submission form by April 16, 2021 to meghan@bookcentre.ca. For books and magazines, please also email final PDFs of each title or issue (in the case of magazines).
  2. Follow up with physical copies of the books/resources when they become available. Again, once the CCBC has received your forms, you will be sent instructions on where to send the resources.

Title Submission Forms
BBKT Title Submission Form – Book (PDF or Word)
BBKT Title Submission Form – Magazine (PDF or Word)
BBKT Title Submission Form – Audio (PDF or Word)
BBKT Title Submission Form – Video (PDF or Word)

Where will my books and resources go?
All submissions are:

  • sent to Best Books for Kids & Teens committee members for review.
  • sent to the Best Books for Kids & Teens annotation writer.
  • sent to our regional library collections in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto and Hamilton.

Publishers Catalogues
Please email PDFs or links to the catalogue(s) that corresponds with the above publication dates. If you act as a distributor for foreign publishers (e.g., US, UK, etc.), please check their catalogues to see if they have any eligible titles by Canadian authors and/or Canadian illustrators.

Books published by non-Canadian publishing houses are eligible, provided the author or illustrator is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada (minimum two-year residency).

Important note regarding eBooks
Currently, the CCBC is not evaluating eBooks that are not also available in print format. Only books in print format will be evaluated; our juries will not be reading eBook versions.* However, if your print books are also available in eBook format, please be sure to include the ISBN and pricing for the electronic format on the title submission form. For titles that are selected, we will indicate that an eBook version is available in the listing.

* With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are requesting that PDFs of final titles (for books and magazines) be emailed to meghan@bookcentre.ca when title submission forms are submitted.The PDFs are not to replace the physical books. They are to be used in the event that publishers are experiencing any disruptions/delays with their distribution channels because of COVID-19.

If you have any questions, please contact Meghan Howe at meghan@bookcentre.ca.

Call for Submissions: 2021 CCBC Book Awards

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is now accepting submissions for its English-language children’s book awards. The submission deadline is March 1, 2021.

If you click on the links below you will find submission and criteria information about each award. Please be sure to read all of the submission information and criteria for each of the awards, as it varies from award to award, and some of the criteria have changed from last year.

Only works by Canadian authors and illustrators are eligible for submission. In the case of translations, the translator must also be Canadian. The award marked with an asterisk (*) is only open to Canadian publishers. Books must be published between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

For details on the CCBC’s French-language awards, please see further below**.

SUBMISSION FEES
There is a $25 non-refundable fee for each title submitted to each of the CCBC book awards. Therefore, if, for example, you have a title that meets the criteria for three of the awards listed above and you would like it considered for all three awards, the submission fee for that particular title is $75 ($25 x 3). The fees will be used to offset administration costs, as well as costs associated with the presentation of the awards.

Submission fees are payable by cheque, credit card or online. If paying by cheque or credit card, please complete the submission fee form. To pay online, visit bookcentre.ca/submissionfees.

CCBC MEMBERSHIP
Please also consider becoming a member of the CCBC. Member support helps us to continue bringing attention to Canadian children’s books through our programs such as these book awards. Through your support, we can keep showing Canada, and the world, that Canadian children’s books are best.

PUBLISHER AND CREATOR EXPECTATIONS PRIOR TO SUBMISSION

  • Publishers agree to pay the $25 non-refundable submission fee per title per award.
  • If a book is shortlisted, the publisher, author and illustrator may be asked to participate in a series of events highlighting and promoting the shortlisted author and illustrator, in addition to the award celebration.
  • The CCBC is unable to assume the costs for travel and accommodation. It is our hope that publishers will assist the award winner(s) with providing the resources for attending the in-person awards ceremony (should we be able to hold an in-person event) or for creating an acceptance speech video of appropriate quality should the creator(s) be unable to attend an in-person event.
  • Publishers agree to prepare and encourage their authors and illustrators to participate in all reasonable publicity associated with the award(s): interviews, readings, appearances, etc.
  • Publishers agree to spend an appropriate sum on media advertising the winning book (i.e., whatever your advertising budget allows).  With respect to the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, the winning publisher agrees to use the $2,500 awarded to them to promote/advertise the winning title.
  • Publishers with titles shortlisted or winning the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award agree to put the award seal on copies of their books. Seals will be provided to the publisher by the CCBC.

TITLE SUBMISSION FORMS
You are required to complete a title submission form for each title being submitted. Each award has its own specific form. The forms are available in two formats — PDF and Word.

  • TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award Title Submission Form (PDF / Word)
  • Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award Title Submission Form (PDF / Word)
  • Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction Title Submission Form (PDF / Word)
  • Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People Title Submission Form (PDF / Word)
  • Amy Mathers Teen Book Award Title Submission Form (PDF / Word)
  • Jean Little First-Novel Award (PDF / Word)

HOW TO SUBMIT
Please email the completed form(s) to meghan@bookcentre.ca, along with a final PDF of each title*** by the March 1, 2021 deadline. If you are paying the submission fee(s) by cheque or credit card, please email the completed submission fee form as well. Upon receipt of the completed form(s), you will be sent instructions for where to send the physical books, as well as the quantity required. Please do not send them to the CCBC’s main office. Our office is closed during the pandemic.

Books submitted that do not meet the eligibility requirements and criteria will not be considered and will not be returned, nor will the non-refundable submission fee.

*** With the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are requesting that PDFs of final titles be emailed to meghan@bookcentre.ca when title submission forms are submitted. The PDFs are not to replace the physical books. They are to be used in the event that publishers are experiencing any disruptions/delays with their distribution channels because of COVID-19.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE
The submission deadline for all English-language awards is March 1, 2021.

If you have any questions about eligibility or the awards in general, please contact Meghan Howe at 416.975.0010 ext. 3 or meghan@bookcentre.ca.

** FRENCH-LANGUAGE AWARDS
For the 2021 French-language awards, the CCBC is once again partnering with Communication-Jeunesse. They will be coordinating the French-language awards on our behalf. Their call for submissions will be posted the week of February 15th. If you have any questions about submitting French-language books to the Prix TD and/or the Prix Harry Black, please contact Pénélope Jolicoeur at p.jolicoeur@communication-jeunesse.qc.ca.

Call for Submissions: Best Books for Kids & Teens, Spring 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 16, 2020

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is now accepting submissions for the spring 2021 edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens (BBKT), the CCBC’s semi-annual selection guide to the best Canadian children’s books, magazines, audio and video.

When is the deadline?
The deadline to submit is October 16, 2020

What books and resources are eligible?
For the spring 2021 edition, normally our committees would only be evaluating books/resources published between July 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020. However, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, if publishers have books/resources published during the first half of the year that they were unable to submit to the fall 2020 edition, we will accept them now. Therefore, for the spring 2021 edition, our committees will be reviewing books/resources published between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

Please refer to the Eligibility Criteria for further information.

What do I need to submit?

  1. Please email completed title submission forms for ALL titles you plan on submitting to meghan@bookcentre.ca. The title submission forms are available in two formats – PDF and Word. Upon receipt of the forms, you will be sent instructions on where to send the physical resources. Please do not send them to the CCBC’s main office.
  2. For books and magazines, please email final PDFs of each title or issue (in the case of magazines).
  3. The quantity of books/resources as indicated on each title submission form to the addresses provided in the subsequent email you will receive from the CCBC. Please note: Materials submitted will not be returned, including titles that are not selected for inclusion.

How can I submit books published after October 16, 2020?
Books published after October 16 can be submitted the following way:

  1. Email a completed title submission form by October 16, 2020 to meghan@bookcentre.ca. For books and magazines, please also email final PDFs of each title or issue (in the case of magazines).
  2. Follow up with physical copies of the books/resources when they become available. Again, once the CCBC has received your forms, you will be sent instructions on where to send the resources.

Title Submission Forms
BBKT Title Submission Form – Book (PDF or Word)
BBKT Title Submission Form – Magazine (PDF or Word)
BBKT Title Submission Form – Audio (PDF or Word)
BBKT Title Submission Form – Video (PDF or Word)

Where will my books and resources go?
All submissions are:

  • sent to Best Books for Kids & Teens committee members for review.
  • sent to the Best Books for Kids & Teens annotation writer.
  • sent to our regional library collections in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto and Hamilton.

Publishers Catalogues
Please email PDFs or links to the catalogue(s) that corresponds with the above publication dates. If you act as a distributor for foreign publishers (e.g., US, UK, etc.), please check their catalogues to see if they have any eligible titles by Canadian authors and/or Canadian illustrators.

Books published by non-Canadian publishing houses are eligible, provided the author or illustrator is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada (minimum two-year residency).

Important note regarding eBooks
Currently, the CCBC is not evaluating eBooks that are not also available in print format. Only books in print format will be evaluated; our juries will not be reading eBook versions.* However, if your print books are also available in eBook format, please be sure to include the ISBN and pricing for the electronic format on the title submission form. For titles that are selected, we will indicate that an eBook version is available in the listing.

* With the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are requesting that PDFs of final titles (for books and magazines) be emailed to meghan@bookcentre.ca when title submission forms are submitted.The PDFs are not to replace the physical books. They are to be used in the event that publishers are experiencing any disruptions/delays with their distribution channels because of COVID-19.

If you have any questions, please contact Meghan Howe at meghan@bookcentre.ca.

Voici les finalistes 2020 du Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse et du Prix Harry Black de l’album jeunesse !

English

POUR DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE – Montréal (le 15 septembre 2020) – Le Centre du livre jeunesse canadien (CLJC) et Communication-Jeunesse (CJ) sont ravis d’annoncer les finalistes du Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse et du Prix Harry Black de l’album jeunesse.

Les titres proposés représentent la qualité exceptionnelle des œuvres de créatrices et créateurs d’ici. Chaque titre mis en candidature a apporté une contribution précieuse à la littérature jeunesse canadienne.

« Les finalistes de nos prix de la littérature de jeunesse de cette année témoignent de la qualité exceptionnelle des livres pour enfants publiés en français au Canada », a déclaré Rose Vespa, directrice générale du Centre du livre jeunesse canadien. « Le CLJC est fier de notre partenariat avec Pénélope Jolicoeur et l’équipe de Communication-Jeunesse au Québec qui administrent les prix pour les titres francophones. »

«  Chaque année, je m’émerveille de constater à quel point notre production québécoise et franco-canadienne de livres pour la jeunesse est foisonnante et d’une grande qualité », souligne Pénélope Jolicoeur, directrice générale de Communication-Jeunesse. « En cette année toute spéciale, CJ trouve qu’il est d’autant plus primordial de souligner avec fierté la virtuosité de l’industrie du livre de chez nous et de célébrer ses créatrices et ses créateurs ! »

« Félicitations aux finalistes du Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse cette année », souligne Andrea Barrack, Chef mondiale, Développement durable et Responsabilité sociale du Groupe Banque TD. « Alors que nous vivons un temps d’une ambiguïté sans précédent, votre passion et vos talents contribuent à la stabilité et à l’éducation de nos jeunes lecteurs de partout au pays. C’est la raison pour laquelle soutenir l’apprentissage pour les jeunes et la littérature pour l’enfance et la jeunesse sont une composante importante de La Promesse TD Prêts à agir, notre plateforme mondiale de responsabilité sociale. Chaque livre ouvert et chaque page lue aident les jeunes lecteurs à développer leur capacité de lecture en vue de réussir à l’école, d’autant plus que l’apprentissage scolaire est différent cette année. »

« La carrière d’Harry Black a été principalement dédiée aux bien-être des enfants du monde », rappelle Laurent Larose du Prix Harry Black. « Pendant plus de 25 ans, en tant que président d’UNICEF Canada, il a amené les canadiennes et canadiens à soutenir concrètement des projets de santé, d’eau et d’assainissement, de nutrition et d’éducation auprès des enfants des pays en développement. Il croyait dans l’éducation comme moyen de favoriser l’essor des enfants les plus vulnérables. Il était lui-même auteur et illustrateur de livres pour la jeunesse. Je tiens à féliciter chaleureusement les finalistes 2020 pour leur remarquable travail. »

Pour la première fois, le CLJC s’associe au Centre d’accès équitable aux bibliothèques (CAÉB) dans le cadre d’un projet pilote visant à fournir des formats accessibles de tous les livres en nomination pour le Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, le Amy Mathers Teen Book Award, le TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award et le Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse. « Nous sommes ravis de travailler avec le Centre canadien du livre jeunesse pour rendre les histoires canadiennes primées disponibles dans des formats accessibles pour les enfants ayant des difficultés en lecture des imprimés », déclare Rina Hadziev, directrice générale du Centre d’accès équitable aux bibliothèques. « Nous savons à quel point il est important de donner accès à tous les enfants à davantage d’histoires qui reflètent leurs expériences et inspirent leur imagination. Le CLJC fait un travail si important pour promouvoir les auteurs et illustrateurs canadiens et nous sommes honorés de travailler à leurs côtés. »

Les lauréats du Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse et du Prix Harry Black de l’album jeunesse seront annoncés lors d’un événement virtuel à la mi-novembre. En effet, nous travaillons actuellement avec notre partenaire, le Salon du livre de Montréal, sur une alternative virtuelle créative pour organiser la remise des Prix en toute sécurité… et en toute festivité !

« L’une des images les plus fortes et les plus belles du Salon du livre de Montréal, c’est de voir les milliers de jeunes lectrices et lecteurs parcourir les allées du Salon à la recherche des perles de littérature jeunesse publiées par les maisons d’édition. Alors que l’édition 2020 du Salon se tiendra dans une forme complètement réinventée, nous sommes honorés d’accueillir la captation et la diffusion de la remise de ces deux prix canadiens, parmi les plus prestigieux en littérature jeunesse. Merci à Groupe Banque TD et à la Fondation Harry Black de valoriser ainsi le rôle essentiel des créatrices et des créateurs de littérature pour la jeunesse, et félicitations à toutes et tous les finalistes! »

Dans l’ensemble des Prix de langue française et anglaise, 175 000 $ en prix seront attribués. Le Centre du livre jeunesse canadien et Communication-Jeunesse sont fiers de partager les titres nominés et les commentaires des jurys. Les finalistes pour les prix de langue française étant énumérés ci-dessous, veuillez suivre ce lien pour connaître les finalistes 2020 des prix de langue anglaise du CLJC.

Téléchargez le PDF de ce communiqué de presse ici.

Pour plus d’information, veuillez contacter :

Pour le Prix TD :


Mathieu Beaudoin
Directeur des affaires publiques
Groupe Banque TD
Tél.: 514 289-1670
Mathieu.Beaudoin@td.com

et


Ariane Richard
Conseillère principale
ariane@morinrp.com
Morin Relations Publiques
1425, boul. René-Lévesque Ouest, bureau 900, Montréal (Québec) H3G 1T7
Cell. : 438 822-2845
www.morinrp.com

Pour le Prix Harry black et toute autre information :


Pénélope Jolicoeur
Directrice générale

p.jolicoeur@communication-jeunesse.qc.ca
cell.: 514 567-1307
1685, rue Fleury Est, bureau 200
Montréal  Qc  H2C 1T1
www.communication-jeunesse.qc.ca

Pour les prix de langue anglaise :


Emma Hunter
Marketing and Communications Coordinator

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre
416 975-0010 ext. 2
emma@bookcentre.ca


Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse (50 000 $)
Parrainé par le Groupe Banque TD

Les étoiles
Texte et illustrations : Jacques Goldstyn (Mont-Royal, Québec)
Éditions de la Pastèque
À partir de 8 ans
« Avec ce bel éloge à l’enfance, Goldstyn s’intéresse à l’importance de reconnaître et d’accepter la différence des autres. Truffé de références littéraires subtiles, Les étoiles sait à la fois nous faire rire, nous émouvoir et nous faire réfléchir en nous livrant un message universel mais ô combien pertinent : l’amour ne connaît aucune barrière, qu’elle soit religieuse, culturelle ou sociale. De son style si unique, Goldstyn nous raconte une histoire douce remplie d’espoir avec délicatesse et finesse. Cet album est un véritable hymne à la beauté et à la richesse du monde. »

Le grain de sable : Olivier Le Jeune, premier esclave au Canada
Texte : Webster (Montréal, Québec)
Illustrations : ValMo (Montréal, Québec)
Éditions Septentrion
À partir de 8 ans
« Peu de livres se penchent sur l’histoire des afrodescendants au Québec et c’est avec brio que ce docu-fiction nous plonge dans la réalité peu connue de l’esclavage dans notre province et au Canada. On y retrouve à la fois déracinement et déchirement, mais aussi l’espoir d’un monde meilleur. Webster nous offre ce livre, se situant entre l’album, le documentaire et le roman, sur le devoir de mémoire, et surtout celle qui a été oubliée. La plume poétique et l’écriture métaphorique de Webster se marient habilement au magnifique travail de l’illustratrice ValMo, dont les pages pleines qui rappellent l’aquarelle se prêtent aussi bien à l’océan qu’aux forêts canadiennes.  »

Mon ami Pierrot
Texte : Annie Gravel (Sainte-Béatrix, Québec)
Illustrations : Enzo (Montréal, Québec)
Éditions Planète rebelle
À partir de 6 ans
« C’est un premier album jeunesse empreint de sensibilité qu’Annie Gravel nous livre avec Mon ami Pierrot. Une histoire où la maladie côtoie l’imaginaire et où l’amitié et la résilience viennent adoucir le deuil d’un être cher. Une magnifique métaphore sur la clôture qui agit à la fois comme une barrière à notre imaginaire, mais aussi comme une frontière délimitant la vie et la mort prend place tout au long du récit. La musicalité de la langue est joliment mise en valeur par la version audio accompagnant l’album. Avec cette histoire, Annie Gravel a su créer des personnages capables de se tailler un chemin jusqu’au coeur des petits et des grands. »

Pipo
Texte : Amélie Dumoulin (Montréal, Québec)
Illustrations : Todd Stewart (Montréal, Québec)
Éditions Québec Amérique
À partir de 11 ans
« Avec Pipo, Amélie Dumoulin nous offre un roman empreint de féérie qui aborde, entre autres, les thèmes de l’amitié, de la solitude et de la poursuite des rêves. Grâce à sa naïveté, la petite Pipo, sorte de Fifi Brindacier des temps modernes, nous fait voir le monde autrement. Accompagné des illustrations d’un charme suranné de Todd Stewart, ce roman propose une pléthore de jeux de mots savoureux et touche parfois à l’onirisme pour nous parler de l’artiste pouvant sommeiller en chacun de nous. Pipo est un véritable petit bijou à classer aux côtés des classiques du genre. »

Quand le vent souffle
Texte et illustrations : Todd Stewart (Montréal, Québec)
Traduction : Nadine Robert (Montréal, Québec)
Comme des géants
À partir de 5 ans
« Todd Stewart signe un savoureux album dans lequel un vieil arbre discute avec un plus jeune des bons et des mauvais côtés du vent, de la vie qui passe, des épreuves que l’on surmonte au fil du temps et qui parfois nous fragilisent. Un album qui aborde le cycle des saisons, mais aussi celui de la vie, qui fait l’éloge de la sagesse et de l’importance de la transmission entre les générations. Le texte, bien que succinct, est efficace et empreint de poésie. Les superbes sérigraphies de grand format, qui ne sont pas sans rappeler certaines œuvres du Groupe des Sept, fourmillent de détails. Un magnifique album qui magnifie la nature de par la richesse de sa palette de couleurs. »

MEMBRES DU JURY : Mathieu Arès, critique littéraire ; Marika Brouillette-Drapeau, libraire ; Marie-Ève Guibord, bibliothécaire jeunesse.


Prix Harry Black de l’album jeunesse (5 000 $)
Parrainé par Mary Macchiusi

La case 144
Texte : Nadine Poirier (Trois-Rivières, Québec)
Illustrations : Geneviève Després (St-Lambert, Québec)
Éditions D’eux
À partir de 5 ans
« Avec cet album, Nadine Poirier se démarque par sa façon de parler de l’itinérance, soit avec douceur et sans jamais la nommer. C’est par la naïveté d’une enfant qui explore sa ville en dessinant un jeu de marelle pour éviter de se perdre que l’écrivaine raconte cette histoire touchante. Ce texte, à la fois empreint de sensibilité, de poésie et d’humanité, invite à l’ouverture à l’Autre ainsi qu’à l’acceptation de la différence. Le parallèle établi entre le sans-abri et le génie d’un conte des Mille et une nuits est soutenu par des pages calques dignes d’intérêt qui font voir l’imaginaire de l’enfant. Les illustrations de Geneviève Després, bien arrimées au texte, se composent de couleurs lumineuses qui rendent le tout chaleureux.  Un album magnifique à présenter sans retenue qui procure un moment de lecture inoubliable. »

La corde à linge
Texte et illustrations : Orbie (Cap d’Espoir, Québec)
Éditions les 400 coups
À partir de 5 ans
« À 5 ans, Réal aime aider sa maman dans les tâches ménagères, en échange de quelques sous qu’il dépense en bonbons au dépanneur en bas de chez lui. Il aime par-dessus tout descendre l’escalier en vitesse, en s’amusant au passage à tirer le nœud de la corde à linge, dont il adore le bruit grinçant. Un jour, fier des trente sous qu’il vient de gagner, il se précipite et perd pied, se retrouve suspendu au milieu de la corde à linge, au-dessus du vide. Appelle, crie, supplie, échappe ses sous, rien n’y fait : ni sa maman ni personne pour lui venir en aide ! D’une drôlerie irrésistible, efficace en peu de mots, l’histoire s’installe dans la durée, les illustrations révélant chaque sentiment ressenti par l’enfant. Petit narrateur attachant, Réal doit se débrouiller seul, apprendre à la dure l’autonomie, la ténacité, le courage. Et il sera récompensé… »

Des couleurs sur la Grave
Texte : Marie-Andrée Arsenault (Montreal, Québec)
Illustrations : Dominique Leroux (L’Étang-du-Nord, Québec)
Éditions la Morue verte
À partir de 6 ans
« Véritable ballade poétique qui aborde de façon originale le thème de la séparation des parents mais du point de vue des enfants, ce récit exploratoire revisite également le conte du Petit Poucet et y allie des aventures aux Îles de la Madeleine. Des couleurs sur la Grave, c’est aussi la rencontre de toute une communauté dont les membres vont aider les fillettes à résoudre le mystère de la disparition de leurs parents. La plume délicate et poétique de l’autrice berce les lecteurs les lectrices sur les flots d’une histoire où la période de l’enfance peut être calme, mais aussi, comporter son lot de petites difficultés. 

L’univers visuel de cet OVNI littéraire (illustrations, collages, photographies, techniques mixtes) est d’une qualité exceptionnelle. Cette œuvre donne vie au site historique de la Grave et aux habitants et habitantes des Îles qui sont des personnages si attachants! Un album à lire en famille et à savourer des yeux! »

Laurent, c’est moi !
Texte : Stéphanie Deslauriers (Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot, Québec)
Illustrations : Geneviève Després (St-Lambert, Québec)
Éditions Fonfon
À partir de 7 ans
« Stéphanie Deslauriers aborde le thème de l’autisme, sujet peu traité en littérature pour la jeunesse, avec beaucoup de délicatesse dans cet album. Laurent, un autiste de haut niveau, visite le Jardin botanique avec sa classe et présente les plantes, sa passion, à ses amis. Le texte, sensible et émouvant, dévoile les spécificités de l’enfant au quotidien, en classe et à la maison. Geneviève Després donne vie à cet attachant personnage en l’illustrant en couleur alors qu’elle joue avec le noir et les nuances de gris pour les autres protagonistes, ingénieux procédé utilisé pour marquer la singularité du garçon. Les fleurs colorées déploient toute leur beauté dans les illustrations et aident Laurent dans ses relations avec les autres en valorisant son savoir encyclopédique. Un livre à lire et relire, car on l’apprécie encore plus aux lectures subséquentes. »

Le poisson et l’oiseau
Texte : Kim Thúy (Longueuil, Québec)
Illustrations : Rogé (Montreal, Québec)
Éditions de la Bagnole
À partir de 3 ans
« Ce bel objet, qui se distingue déjà par son large format, est marqué par une apparente simplicité, résultat d’un travail approfondi. Un poisson dans son bocal et un oiseau dans sa cage s’appellent, s’invitent au jeu, s’apprivoisent et se rejoignent, contre toute attente. Rencontre improbable entre deux êtres dissemblables qui se reconnaissent dans leur différence. Les mots très économes de Kim Thúy s’allient parfaitement aux illustrations de Rogé, habile à rendre l’ample mouvement enjoué de cette amitié naissante, entre l’air et l’eau. Du sombre et grisâtre du début aux couleurs qui s’animent peu à peu sur la page, chacun affirme son unicité dans sa relation avec l’autre : « Avec toi, je suis moi/la nuit le jour, pour toujours ». Hommage à la beauté, ouverture au vivre ensemble, voici une poésie qui laisse place à l’émotion grâce à ses thèmes universels, à sa pureté. »

MEMBRES DU JURY : Raymond Bertin, journaliste culturel; Sophie Kurler, bibliothécaire; Sophie Michaud, chargée de cours en littérature pour la jeunesse.


En ce qui concerne le Centre du livre jeunesse canadien
Le Centre du livre jeunesse canadien (CLJC) est un organisme national à but non lucratif enregistré sous l’appellation de charité. L’implantation du CLJC en 1976 a changé pour toujours le paysage de la littérature jeunesse et le monde de l’édition au Canada, en offrant la première infrastructure pancanadienne à encourager la mise en marché, la promotion, la création du livre jeunesse, tout autant que sa diffusion et son utilisation partout au Canada. Le CLJC est une ressource culturelle essentielle dans tout le pays dont six bibliothèques régionales au Canada mises à la disposition de toute personne intéressée à la littérature jeunesse. Pour plus d’information, veuillez vous référer à centredulivrejeunesse.ca.

À propos de la responsabilitésociale à l’échelle mondiale de la TD
La TD est déterminée depuis longtemps à enrichir la vie de ses clients, de ses collègues et de ses collectivités. Dans le cadre de sa plateforme d’entreprise citoyenne, La promesse Prêts à agir, la TD vise un don aux collectivités d’un milliard de dollars canadiens (775 millions de dollars américains) au total d’ici 2030 dans quatre domaines essentiels pour ouvrir les portes à un avenir plus inclusif et durable : Sécurité financière, Planète dynamique, Collectivités inclusives et Meilleure santé. Par La promesse Prêts à agir, la TD aspire à relier ses activités, ses initiatives philanthropiques et son capital humain pour aider les gens à se sentir plus en confiance, pas seulement par rapport à leurs finances, mais aussi par rapport à leur capacité à atteindre leurs objectifs personnels dans un monde en évolution. Pour en savoir plus, visitez : td.com/lapromessepretsaagir.

À propos du Prix Harry Black de l’album jeunesse
Le CLJC est honoré et fier de la création de ce prix qui a été conçu pour honorer la mémoire de feu Monsieur Harry Black. Parmi ses nombreuses réalisations, Harry Black a été un directeur très apprécié d’UNICEF Canada. Auteur et illustrateur à part entière, il aimait les livres pour enfants et pensait que l’édition canadienne était extrêmement importante pour le pays. Il estimait que le monde de l’édition française et anglaise au Canada devait travailler ensemble de façon plus étroite. Afin de souligner l’importance de son travail, au nom des enfants du monde et des services rendus à sa nation, Monsieur Black a reçu l’Ordre du Canada en 2003.

À propos de Communication-Jeunesse
Communication-Jeunesse est un organisme culturel à but non lucratif d’envergure nationale œuvrant depuis 1971 à faire connaître et apprécier la littérature québécoise et franco-canadienne destinée aux jeunes de 0 à 17 ans. La vitalité de l’organisme repose en grande partie sur la qualité de sa vie associative et l’engagement de ses membres est au cœur de son fonctionnement depuis sa création. Les membres de Communication-Jeunesse enrichissent ses actions et favorisent son développement avec autant de rigueur que d’énergie. Pour en savoir plus, visitez : communication-jeunesse.qc.ca.

À propos du Centre d’accès équitable aux bibliothèques (CAÉB)
Le Centre d’accès équitable aux bibliothèques (CAÉB) offre le service de lecture accessible le plus complet au Canada, mettant à la disposition des Canadiens incapables de lire les imprimés des livres et d’autres documents sur le support de leur choix. Organisme national sans but lucratif, le CAÉB fournit des services à 97 % des quelque trois millions de Canadiens incapables de lire les imprimés, en partenariat avec les bibliothèques membres. Il donne accès à 800 000 titres produits avec professionnalisme afin de garantir une expérience de qualité aux personnes incapables de lire les imprimés. Pour en savoir plus, visitez : bibliocaeb.ca

 

 

Call for Submissions: Best Books for Kids & Teens, Fall 2020

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 24, 2020

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is now accepting submissions for the fall 2020 edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens (BBKT), the CCBC’s semi-annual selection guide to the best Canadian children’s books, magazines, audio and video.

When is the deadline?
The deadline to submit is April 24, 2020

What books and resources are eligible?
For the fall 2020 edition, our committees will only be evaluating books/resources published between January 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020. Please refer to the Eligibility Criteria for further information.

What do I need to submit?

  1. Please email completed title submission forms for ALL titles you plan on submitting to meghan@bookcentre.ca. The title submission forms are available in two formats – PDF and Word. Upon receipt of the forms, you will be sent instructions on where to send the physical resources. Please do not send them to the CCBC’s main office. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic and our subsequent office closure, we were in the process of moving.
  2. For books and magazines, please email final PDFs of each title or issue (in the case of magazines).
  3. The quantity of books/resources as indicated on each title submission form to the addresses provided in the subsequent email you will receive from the CCBC. Please note: Materials submitted will not be returned, including titles that are not selected for inclusion.

How can I submit books published after April 24, 2020?
Books published after April 24 can be submitted the following way:

  1. Email a completed title submission form by April 24, 2020 to meghan@bookcentre.ca. For books and magazines, please also email final PDFs of each title or issue (in the case of magazines).
  2. Follow up with physical copies of the books/resources when they become available. Again, once the CCBC has received your forms, you will be sent instructions on where to send the resources.

Title Submission Forms
BBKT Title Submission Form – Book (PDF or Word)
BBKT Title Submission Form – Magazine (PDF or Word)
BBKT Title Submission Form – Audio (PDF or Word)
BBKT Title Submission Form – Video (PDF or Word)

Where will my books and resources go?
All submissions are:

  • sent to Best Books for Kids & Teens committee members for review.
  • sent to the Best Books for Kids & Teens annotation writer.
  • sent to our regional library collections in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto and Hamilton.

Publishers Catalogues
Please email PDFs or links to the catalogue(s) that corresponds with the above publication dates. If you act as a distributor for foreign publishers (e.g., US, UK, etc.), please check their catalogues to see if they have any eligible titles by Canadian authors and/or Canadian illustrators.

Books published by non-Canadian publishing houses are eligible, provided the author or illustrator is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada who has currently resided in Canada for at least two years.

Important note regarding eBooks
Currently, the CCBC is not evaluating eBooks that are not also available in print format. Only books in print format will be evaluated; our juries will not be reading eBook versions.* However, if your print books are also available in eBook format, please be sure to include the ISBN and pricing for the electronic format on the title submission form. For titles that are selected, we will indicate that an eBook version is available in the listing.

* With the current Covid-19 pandemic, we are requesting that PDFs of final titles (for books and magazines) be emailed to meghan@bookcentre.ca when title submission forms are submitted. The PDFs are not to replace the physical books. They are to be used in the event that the CCBC cannot ship physical books to the committees for evaluation.

If you have any questions, please contact Meghan Howe at meghan@bookcentre.ca.