After the creators found success on Kickstarter, they heard from publishers that initially rejected them – and signed with a press that gave them full creative control
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre handed out its awards on Oct. 30 at an online ceremony during the Toronto International Festival of Authors.
Kids and teen books by Kenneth Oppel, Mariko Tamaki, Danny Ramadan, Zalika Reid-Benta and more will be read and voted on by students in Ontario.
The bookstore is supporting Pottle’s request to have his book re-illustrated after the original featured a racist stereotype
While Beep Beep Bubbie incorporates feminism, disability rights, and environmentalism, it’s all about fun.
Dylan Glynn talks about two of his favourite illustrations from Be Amazing: A History of Pride.
“I knew that this story is a bit unusual with no kids and nothing happening, but I felt deeply that it’s a story with a few layers,” says Nahid Kazemi.
This year’s festival marks the first with new festival director Roland Gulliver at the helm.
In total, eight awards and $175,000 will be given out for the best in Canadian children’s literature.
The library is the hub of a school, vital to students’ academic and emotional growth, and a critical support to educators – especially during COVID-19.