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Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 2-8, 2011 is Mental Illness Awareness Week in Canada. The goal of this week is to end the stigma associated with mental illness, and ensure better understanding and access to diagnosis and treatment. There are a number of Canadian children's books with mental illness themes that can help young readers understand these conditions.

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White Ravens 2011

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. Ten Canadian titles, six in English and four in French, were honoured this year.

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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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Black History Month

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

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USBBY honours Canadian titles!

USBBY, the U.S. national section for the International Board on Books for Youth (IBBY), has selected its annual list of Outstanding International Books for children and young adults.A number of Canadian titles made the 2011 list.

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Canadian children's authors make the 2011 YALSA's Best Fiction for Young Adults list

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced its list of 99 books, drawn from 191 official nominations, at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. Canadian children's authors, Erin Bow, Dan Calame, Hiromi Goto, Kenneth Oppel, Arthur Slade, Allan Stratton and Courtney Summers are among the honourees.

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Holiday Reading List

The CCBC has compiled a list of great Canadian books, for kids of all ages, for the 2010 holiday season. While we do not sell these items, they can be purchased directly from your local bookseller or wholesaler. To download Great Reads for the Holidays 2010, click here.

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Remembrance Day

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 books for young readers.

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No More Lord of the Flies

We've been getting some interesting feedback on the "No More Lord of the Flies" article in the summer 2010 issue of Canadian Children's Book News. To read the full article, click here.

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The Summoning and The Awakening

The Summoning and The AwakeningThe Summoning
(Darkest Powers, Book One)
written by Kelley Armstrong
Doubleday Canada, 2008
978-0-385-66534-6 (pb) $16.95
for Grades 8 and up

The Awakening
(Darkest Powers, Book Two)
written by Kelley Armstrong
Doubleday Canada, 2009
978-0-385-66535-3 (pb) $16.95
for Grades 8 and up

Fiction – Fantasy – Science and Magic