May 4, 2020 (Toronto, ON) – Last month, the Canadian Children’s Book Centre launched its new digital project, Bibliovideo. Bibliovideo showcases videos and links to resources about Canadian books for children and youth. It is a vibrant destination for readers, librarians, teachers, parents, authors, illustrators, researchers, and others who want to locate and learn more about great Canadian books for young people.
Bibliovideo is the home for a special virtual edition of Canadian Children’s Book Week. The tour is the single most important national event celebrating Canadian children’s books and was unable to occur as planned due to COVID-19. Throughout this week, special videos from Book Week authors and illustrators will appear on the Bibliovideo channel. Instead of visiting hundreds of children, each participating author will be able to reach children all across the country. Participating authors include Robin Stevenson, Debbie Ridpath Ohi, Nicola Winstanley, Eugenie Fernandes, Melanie Florence, Paul Covello, Shane Peacock and Monique Polak. A new video will be added to Bibliovideo each day from May 4 to May 9.
Book Week kicked off today with a video from best-selling YA author Monique Polak, which you can watch here. Be sure to check YouTube every day until May 9 for a new video at noon EST.
Learn more about Canadian Children’s Book Week here.
The CCBC is committed to ensuring that there is better digital access and promotion of exceptional Canadian books to raise awareness and promote literacy. With funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, Bibliovideo is the first step in a long-range digital strategy being developed by a consortium of organizations led by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre that includes the Association of Canadian Publishers/49thKids, Canadian School Libraries, CANSCAIP, Communication-Jeunesse and IBBY Canada.
Subscribe to Bibliovideo to support videos that keep the spirit of Book Week alive all year long.
For more information, please contact:
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre
416.975.0010 ext. 221
About The Canadian Children’s Book Centre
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is a national, not-for-profit organization founded in 1976. We are dedicated to encouraging, promoting and supporting the reading, writing and illustrating of Canadian books for young readers. Our programs, publications and resources help teachers, librarians, booksellers and parents select the very best for young readers. For more information, please visit our website.
About Canadian Children’s Book Week
Canadian Children’s Book Week is the single most important national event celebrating Canadian children’s books and the importance of reading. Each May, over hundreds of readings are given to thousands of children, teens and adults in over 100 communities across the country as we make every possible effort to reach children in more remote regions and communities. Hundreds of schools, public libraries, bookstores and community centres host events as part of this major literary festival.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
About Canada Council for the Arts
The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s public arts funder, with a mandate to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts. The Council champions and invests in artistic excellence through a broad range of grants, services, prizes and payments to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations. Its work ensures that excellent, vibrant and diverse art and literature engages Canadians, enriches their communities and reaches markets around the world. The Council also raises public awareness and appreciation of the arts through its communications, research and arts promotion activities. It is responsible for the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, which promotes the values and programs of UNESCO in Canada to contribute to a more peaceful, equitable and sustainable future. The Canada Council Art Bank operates art rental programs and helps further public engagement with contemporary arts. Visit their website here.
About the Bibliovideo Consortium Members
Association of Canadian Publishers/49th Kids
Canadian School Libraries