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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.