Bibliovideo: Canadian Kids’ Books on YouTube

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The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is taking Canadian children’s books to where youth already are: YouTube.

Bibliovideo is the destination for young readers, librarians, teachers, parents, authors, illustrators, researchers and others who want to locate and learn more about great Canadian books for young people.

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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.

New videos are added to the channel twice weekly. Subscribe to Bibliovideo and remember to click on the bell icon to receive a notification each time a new video is published!

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Accessible Books for Everyone!

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre and Bibliovideo are proud to introduce a dedicated two-year project all about accessible Canadian children’s books. This includes a pilot playlist created to raise awareness of the need for accessible books, enhance discoverability of accessible Canadian books, and help reach readers across Canada and globally.

Please subscribe to the channel and check back often for more videos and content featuring accessible Canadian children’s books.

For more information about accessible Canadian children’s books, visit:
The Centre for Equitable Library Access
The National Network for Equitable Library Service
eBOUND Canada


Accessible Books Webinar

Join us for an exciting conversation about discovering and using accessible Canadian books in the classroom and library!

Tue, Nov 22, 2022, 4:00 PM EST

Bibliovideo is pleased to present an interactive presentation from librarians, publishers, creators of accessible books, and experts from stakeholder organizations. Learn about the latest developments in accessible books. See how others are using these formats. And, take a look at some of the wonderful titles being published, from picture books to graphic novels to chapter books and more.

Hosted by inclusive publishing whiz Laura Brady, with special guests from partner organizations.

Accessibility note: Captioning, ASL interpretation, and a transcript will be provided.

If you’re not able to join us live, please register to receive the link to the recording.

Thanks to our event partners:

The Centre for Equitable Library Access
The National Network for Equitable Library Service
Dyslexia Canada
Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired
The Public Library Resource Centre
The Government of Alberta Public Library Services Branch

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada.


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For Publishers, Authors, and Illustrators

Do you have ready-made videos that relate to Canadian children’s books? We’re looking for a wide range of videos in English, French, or Indigenous languages — author interviews, read-alongs, how-to demos from illustrators, publishers’ trailers, book reviews from teachers, parents, or kids, and more. Help us take your passion for Canadian kids’ books from page to screen.

Please email spencer@bibliovideo.ca with a title, video length, and video description and we’ll include it in our database of prospective videos. View the submission guidelines here.

Need help with your video? Download our Bibliovideo Tipsheet for advice on how to create a high-quality video at home.


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.

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 Consortium Members

Association of Canadian Publishers/49th Kids

Canadian School Libraries

CANSCAIP

Communication-Jeunesse

IBBY Canada