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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. They are listed below.

Grades PreK-2

The Bus Ride
Written and illustrated by Marianne Dubuc
Translated by Yvette Ghione
Kids Can Press

Sidewalk Flowers
Storyline by JonArno Lawson
Illustrated by Sydney Smith
Groundwood Books

Grades 3-5

The Red Bicycle: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle
Written by Jude Isabella
Illustrated by Simone Shin
Kids Can Press

Two White Rabbits
Written by Jairo Buitrago
Illustrated by Rafael Yockteng
Translated by Elisa Amado
Groundwood Books

Grades 6-8

Mister Doctor: Janusz Korczak & the Orphans of the Warsaw Ghetto
Written by Irène Cohen-Janca
Illustrated by Maurizio A.C. Quarello
Translated by Paula Ayer
Annick Press

We Are All Made of Molecules
Written by Susin Nielsen
Tundra Books

A Year Without Mom
Written by Dasha Tolstikova
Groundwood Books

Grades 9-12

My Name is Arnaktauyok: The Life and Art of Germaine Arnaktauyok
Written by Germaine Arnaktauyok and Gyu Oh
Illustrated by Germaine Arnaktauyok
Inhabit Media

The Outside Circle: A Graphic Novel
Written by Patti LaBoucane-Benson
Illustrated by Kelly Mellings
House of Anansi Press

Prison Boy
Written by Sharon E. McKay
Annick Press

Dance of the Banished
Written by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Pajama Press

For the complete list, visit USBBY's website.