Virginia Davis

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Virginia Davis on February 20, 2016. Former executive director of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre (1981-1984), Virginia was also a librarian, supervisor of school library services, teacher, editor, reviewer, author and book wholesaler. A constant and energetic advocate for Canadian children’s books, she was the 1994 recipient of IBBY Canada’s Claude Aubry Award for distinguished service to Canadian children’s literature.

A longer tribute will appear in the Spring 2016 issue of Canadian Children’s Book News.

A celebration of Virginia’s life is planned for the spring in Toronto. If you would like to be informed about this event, please contact Virginia’s sister-in-law Melody Morrison at