The Canadian Children’s Book Centre reaches well over half a million people each year through our programs and publications. Please check out our programs and publications and see how we can help you bring Canadian books and young readers together. Pour ces informations en français, cliquez ici.
Canadian Children’s Book Week is the largest celebration of Canadian books for young people in Canada. Each May, authors, illustrators and storytellers visit communities throughout the country to share the delights of Canadian children’s books. Book Week reaches over 25,000 children and teens in schools and libraries across Canada every year. Sign up your school or library today!
The TD Grade One Book Giveaway Program provides every Grade One student across Canada with the gift of a free book, in either English or French. Over 550,000 free books are distributed annually.
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is proud to recognize the great achievements of Canadian authors and illustrators through our five book awards:
Amy Mathers Teen Book Award
Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People
John Spray Mystery Award
Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award
Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy
Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction
TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award
Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Toronto office houses a reference collection of almost every Canadian children’s book published since 1976. Our library is available to visitors by either calling 416.975.0010 or emailing us for an appointment.
In addition to the library collection in Toronto, the CCBC also maintains four regional children’s book collections housed at the Education Library at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, the Herbert T. Coutts Education Library at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, the Elizabeth Dafoe Library at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg and at Mount Saint Vincent University Library in Halifax.