More than 350 international authors, illustrators, publishers, librarians, academics, teachers, and social workers will congregate in Ottawa Aug. 19–23, 2026, for the 40th edition of the biennial event.
On Friday, October 29th, the CCBC revealed the winners of its six English‐language children’s book awards in an event that was hosted through the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA).
From October 22–31, visitors will be able to enter the worlds of Bob’s Hungry Ghost, Monsters 101, and The Barnabus Project.
Readers can vote for their favourite books in April, and the winners will be announced at the Forest of Reading Festival, scheduled for May 17, 18, and 19, 2022.
Young writers in grades 4–8 across Canada are encouraged to submit original stories for the chance of becoming a published author.
Lessons in Fusion, out in October from Great Plains Publications, is a timely and nuanced novel that delves into numerous issues around race and culture.
Handed out by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre the eight awards celebrate exceptional books for young people.
On June 24, Hali Heavy Shield, a Blackfoot storyteller, and Heather O’Watch, a Nakota and Plains Cree woman from the Okanese First Nation, were named co-winners of Second Story Press’s 2021 Indigenous Writing Contest.
“I’m looking for projects with a strong balance of art and writing – both elements should contribute equally to the work of telling the story.”