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October: Canadian Library Month

The Canadian Library Association / Association canadienne des bibliothèques (CLA/ACB) has designated the month of October as Canadian Library Month.

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Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2012

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Kerry Clare, editor of The 49th Shelf, has put together a list of the most anticipated books for young readers for fall 2012. To check out her great list, click here.

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Summer Sports Books

Starting Friday, July 27, 2012, London will play host the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. By introducing children to the world of sports through books that have been written and illustrated by Canadians, you can share with them the pride and excitement that we as Canadians will feel while watching our athletes compete. Click here for a list of Canadian books for young readers that pertain to summer sports.

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Extra Yarn wins 2012 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award


Extra Yarn (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins), written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Canadian-born Jon Klassen has won the 2012 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature - Picture Book category.

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2012 South Asia Book Awards Announced

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The 2012 South Asia Book Awards have been announced. Deborah Ellis's No Ordinary Day (Groundwood Books) was named an honour book, while Beyond Bullets: A Photo Journal of Afghanistan by Rafal Gerszak with Dawn Hunter (Annick Press), and Karma by Cathy Ostlere (Puffin Canada), were named highly commended books.

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Trilby Kent wins Children's Africana Book Award

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Trilby Kent has won the 2012 Children's Africana Book Award for her novel Stones for My Father. In Stones for my Father novelist Trilby Kent reveals the way South African Boers were targets for large-scale extermination during the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902), and how Africans were maligned and oppressed by the Boers.

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Witchlanders wins Crystal Kite Award


Lena Coakley's Witchlanders has won the 2012 Crystal Kite Award of the Americas.

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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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Titanic: 100th Anniversary

On April 14, 1912 the unimaginable happened. The RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg during her maiden voyage. The next day she sank to the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean, killing more than 1,500 passengers. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of this tragic event, the CCBC has put together a list books (from Kindergarten to Grade 12) that feature the Titanic and other Canadian marine disasters. To view the list click here.

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White Ravens 2012

The White Ravens is an annual catalogue featuring 250 new and notable titles of children's and young adult literature from over 40 countries. The language specialists of the International Youth Library (IYL) in Munich, Germany select the books in the course of the previous year from the incoming donations to acclaim the most noteworthy and remarkable ones. Eleven Canadian-published titles, seven in English and four in French, were honoured this year. In addition, a couple of Canadian authors and illustrators, who published with non-Canadian publishing houses, were also honoured.