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Space Books!

Col. Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian Commander of the International Space Station, is expected to return to Earth on May 13, 2013. Celebrate this exciting event with in your school or library with Canadian books for kids and teens. Click here for a list of space-themed books.

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2013 South Asia Book Awards Announced

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Deborah Ellis's Kids of Kabul: Living Bravely Through a Never-Ending War (Groundwood Books) has won the 2013 South Asia Book Awards.

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Earth Day 2013

Earth Day: Celebrated annually on April 22, Earth Day is the largest, environmental event that is celebrated around the world. There are a number of Canadian children's books with environmental themes that can help you commemorate this day. Learn how our actions have effected the planet we live on and the steps we are taking to improve it.

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April: National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month. Celebrate this month in your school or library with Canadian poetry books for kids and teens. Click here for a complete list.

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White Ravens 2013

The White Ravens is an annual catalogue featuring 250 new and notable titles of children's and young adult literature from over 50 countries.

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Black History Month 2013

February is Black History Month. Celebrate this month in your school or library with Canadian books for kids and teens. Click here for a complete list.

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Family Literacy Day (January 27, 2013)

In celebration of Family Literacy Day, the Canadian Children’s Book Centre has compiled a list of 30 Canadian books (10 picture books, 10 works of junior/intermediate fiction and 10 works of young adult fiction) that share in the joys (and struggles) of families of all sizes and combinations. Why not celebrate this year's Family Literacy Day with one of these fine books.

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Alzheimer's Awareness Month

January is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Alzheimer's disease is a fatal, progressive and degenerative disease that destroys brain cells. According to the Alzheimer's Society of Canada, it is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 64 per cent of all dementias in Canada (www.alzheimers.ca). Commemorate Alzheimer's Awareness Month with these Canadian children's books.

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Quill & Quire's Books of the Year 2012

As 2012 comes to a close, Quill & Quire has picked their top five books for young people. Below are their top picks, along with their reasons for choosing these wonderful titles.

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Remembrance Day 2012

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month... Remembrance Day honours the sacrifices of the men and women of the armed forces who fought for our freedom. Commemorate this November 11th with a list of Canadian World War I and World War II books for young readers.