Canadian titles make USBBY’s 2016 list of Outstanding International Books!

USBBY, the US national section for the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), has selected its annual list of Outstanding International Books for children and young adults. The books on the list were chosen by a committee of USBBY members. A number of Canadian titles, either written and/or illustrated by Canadians, or published by a Canadian publishing house, made the 2016 list. They are listed below.

Grades PreK-2

The Bus Ride

Written and illustrated by Marianne Dubuc

Translated by Yvette Ghione

Kids Can Press

Sidewalk Flowers

Storyline by JonArno Lawson

Illustrated by Sydney Smith

Groundwood Books

Grades 3-5

The Red Bicycle: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle

Written by Jude Isabella

Illustrated by Simone Shin

Kids Can Press

Two White Rabbits

Written by Jairo Buitrago

Illustrated by Rafael Yockteng

Translated by Elisa Amado

Groundwood Books

Grades 6-8

Mister Doctor: Janusz Korczak & the Orphans of the Warsaw Ghetto

Written by Irène Cohen-Janca

Illustrated by Maurizio A.C. Quarello

Translated by Paula Ayer

Annick Press

We Are All Made of Molecules

Written by Susin Nielsen

Tundra Books

A Year Without Mom

Written by Dasha Tolstikova

Groundwood Books

Grades 9-12

My Name is Arnaktauyok: The Life and Art of Germaine Arnaktauyok

Written by Germaine Arnaktauyok and Gyu Oh

Illustrated by Germaine Arnaktauyok

Inhabit Media

The Outside Circle: A Graphic Novel

Written by Patti LaBoucane-Benson

Illustrated by Kelly Mellings

House of Anansi Press

Prison Boy

Written by Sharon E. McKay

Annick Press

Dance of the Banished

Written by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

Pajama Press

For the complete list, visit USBBY’s website.

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