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March 28

Nominations have been announced for the 2018–2019 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award.

Big Blue Forever by Anita Miettunen is on the short list for next year’s award

The Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award is a literary program designed for young readers in Atlantic Canada. Each year, thousands of children aged nine to twelve (grades four to six) read from the selection of outstanding Canadian books and vote for the winners.


February 14

The School Library Journal announce their Recommended Book List for the 2018 In the Margins Book Award

Saving Stevie by Eve Richardson has been selected in the Fiction category

In the Margins strives to find the best books for teens living in poverty, on the streets, in custody - or a cycle of all three. Our charge is to seek out and highlight the best fiction and non-fiction titles (Pre-K through adult) of high-interest appeal to youth ages 9-21 living in poverty, on the streets, or in custody, with a preference for marginalized books (small, independent press or self-published). Youth feedback is a critical factor in both book nomination and selection.


February 5

VOYA Magazine announces their Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers list for 2017

On the list of 25 books is Yellow Dog by Miriam Körner

"Fans of Gary Paulsen's books will find a great adventure story here."
From VOYA's Top Shelf selection committee


February 1

As part of Black History Month SportsNet put together a series of videos on significant black Canadian athletes. Included in the list is sprinter Harry Jerome.

Click here to see SportsNet's video on Jerome.

Harry Jerome is the subject of our recent young-adult book Runner: The Life of Harry Jerome, World's Fastest Man.


January 29

The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Chancellor of the Order of Ontario, today announced 23 new appointments to the Order of Ontario, the province's highest honour.

Included in this year's list is author Robert J. Sawyer


January 29

On January 29th 2018 author Beverley Brenna discussed the writing of her new children's book, Fox Magic, on CTV's Lets Talk.

Click here to see the interview.


November 20

The following books have been featured in the fall issue of CCBC's Best Books for Kids & Teens:

Big Blue Forever
Fatima and the Clementine Thieves


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