White Ravens 2011

The White Ravens is an annual catalogue featuring 250 new and notable titles of children’s and young adult literature from over 40 countries. The language specialists of the International Youth Library (IYL) in Munich, Germany select the books in the course of the previous year from the incoming donations to acclaim the most noteworthy and remarkable ones. Ten Canadian titles, six in English and four in French, were honoured this year.


Cry of the Giraffe
Written by Judie Oron
Published by Annick Press
ISBN 978-1-55451-271-3
Ages 14+

Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom
Written by Susin Nielsen
Published by Tundra Books
ISBN 978-0-88776-977-1
Ages 12+

Half Brother
Written by Kenneth Oppel
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 978-1-55468-812-8
Ages 12+

I Know Here
Written by Laurel Croza
Illustrated by Matt James
Published by Groundwood Books
ISBN 978-0-88899-923-8
Ages 5+

Written by Lesley Choyce
Published by Red Deer Press
ISBN 978-0-88995-443-4
Ages 14+

Watch This Space: Designing, Defending and Sharing Public Spaces
Written by Hadley Dyer
Illustrated by Marc Ngui
Published by Kids Can Press
ISBN 978-1-55453-293-3
Ages 14+


Au lit, Moka!
Written by Danielle Marcotte and Laurence Aurélie
Illustrated by Sophie Casson
Published by La Courte échelle
ISBN 978-2-89651-248-5
Ages 3+

Un avion dans la nuit
Written by Maryse Rouy
Published by Hertubise
ISBN 978-2-89647-237-6
Ages 10+

Harvey: Comment je suis devenu invisible
Written by Hervé Bouchard
Illustrated by Janice Nadeau
Published by Éd. de la Pastéque
ISBN 978-2-922585-67-4
Ages 9+

Le mangeur de sons
Written by Christos
Illustrated by Lauranne Quentric
Published by Les 400 Coups
ISBN 978-2-89540-501-6
Ages 6+