USBBY honours Canadian titles!

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. All books on the list were published in 2011 and chosen by a committee of USBBY members. A number of Canadian titles made the 2012 list. They are listed below.

Grades K-2

Migrant
Written by Maxine Trottier | Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
Groundwood Books

Loon
Written by Susan Vande Griek | Illustrated by Karen Reczuch
Groundwood Books

Ten Birds
Written and illustrated by Cybèle Young
Kids Can Press

Grades 3-5

When Apples Grow Noses and White Horses Flew: Tales of Ti-Jean
Written by Jan Andrews | Illustrated by Dušan Petričić
Groundwood Books

A Stranger at Home: A True Story
Written by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton | Illustrated by Liz Amini-Holmes
Annick Press

This Child, Every Child: A Book About the World’s Children
Written by David J. Smith | Illustrated by Shelagh Armstrong
Kids Can Press

Grades 6-8

Queen of Hearts
Written by Martha Brooks
Farrar Straus Giroux/Groundwood Books

Beyond Bullets: A Photo Journal of Afghanistan
Written by Rafal Gerszak with Dawn Hunter | Photos by Rafal Gerszak
Annick Press

USBBY 2012 OIB Selections

USBBY honours Canadian titles!

USBBY, the U.S. national section for the International Board on Books for Youth (IBBY), has selected its annual list of Outstanding International Books for children and young adults.A number of Canadian titles made the 2011 list. They are listed below.

Grades K-2

I Know Here
written by Laurel Croza, illusrated by Matt James
Groundwood Books

In Front of My House
written by Marianne Dubuc, translated by Yvette Ghione
Kids Can Press

Grades 3-5

Canadian Railroad Trilogy
written by Gordon Lightfoot, illustated by Ian Wallace
Groundwood Books

Fatty Legs: A True Story
written by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, illustrated by Liz Amini-Holmes
Annick Press

Grades 6-8

The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy
written by Jill Maclean
Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Thunder over Kandahar
written by Sharon E. McKay, photography by Rafal Gerszak
Annick Press

Grades 9-12

Cry of the Giraffe: Based on a True Story
written by Judie Oron
Annick Press

The Outstanding International Books (OIB) committee is charged with selecting international books that are deemed most outstanding of those published during the calendar year. For the purposes of this honor list, the term “international book” is used to describe a book published or distributed in the United States that originated or was first published in a country other than the United States. For more information, please visit www.usbby.org.