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The Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) is a national, not-for-profit organization, founded in 1976. We are dedicated to encouraging, promoting and supporting the reading, writing, illustrating and publishing of Canadian books for young readers. With book collections and extensive resources in five cities across Canada, the CCBC is a treasure-trove for anyone interested in Canadian books for young readers. Our programs, publications, and resources help teachers, librarians, booksellers and parents select the very best for young readers.

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Write for a Better World 2016


World Literacy Canada's Write for a Better World contest is open to submissions from student in Grades 5-8. The 2016 Write for a Better World contest encourages students to write an original story in 400 words max, following a unique story lead. The story lead was written by this year's guest judge, TD Canadian Children's Literature Award winner, Jonathan Auxier (The Night Gardener). Stories should revolve around the idea of global citizenship or an exploration of different cultures/different perspectives. Submissions are welcomed in both official languages, French and English.


Volunteer Drivers Needed for TD Book Week 2016

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The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is looking for volunteer drivers to help authors, illustrators and storytellers get to and from their presentations during TD Canadian Children’s Book Week 2016 (May 7-14, 2016).

This is a wonderful opportunity to meet Canadian creators while helping them reach young readers all across the country. Drivers must have access to a personal vehicle. Mileage will be reimbursed at the rate of $0.40 per kilometre.

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Canadian titles make USBBY's 2016 list of Outstanding International Books!


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. The books on the list were chosen by a committee of USBBY members. A number of Canadian titles, either written and/or illustrated by Canadians, or published by a Canadian publishing house, made the 2016 list.


Harbourfront Centre’s March Break Camps, March 14–18

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Harbourfront Centre has announced the return of their fun, creative and safe camps for kids aged 4-15 this March Break. With 16 unique and affordable camps to choose from, children can find their inner dancer, musician, circus performer or DIY specialist – the possibilities are endless. Registration is now open for Harbourfront Centre’s 2016 March Break and Summer Camps.


UBC Call for Paper Proposals: Many Worlds to Walk In

Many Worlds to Walk In: Exploring Diversity in Children’s Literature, Librarianship, and Education
A peer-reviewed graduate student conference on children’s literature, media, and culture
University of British Columbia - Saturday, April 30, 2016

Many Worlds to Walk In: Exploring Diversity in Children’s Literature, Librarianship, and Education is a one-day conference on April 30, 2016 showcasing graduate student research in children’s literature. You are invited to submit an academic paper proposal that contributes to research in the area of children’s and young adult literature, librarianship, education, media, or cultural studies. Submissions of creative writing for children and young adults are also welcome. We are particularly interested in research and creative pieces that draw on the broadly interpreted theme of diversity--including research on narratives that depict diversity and the diverse formats we use to create and share narratives.