Over 270,000 children read the nominated books, and nearly 120,000 voted this year.
2022 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award shortlists announced
The annual prizes, which come with a $6,000 prize each, recognize artistic excellence in writing and illustration in English-language Canadian picture books, middle-grade and young-adult literature.
Birds on Wishbone Street wins 2022 IODE Jean Throop Book Award
Established in 1975, the IODE Jean Throop Book Award is awarded to creators of children’s books that reside in Ontario.
Second Story Press children’s book on the Holocaust marks its 20th anniversary
To date, Hana’s Suitcase has been translated into more than 40 languages and is Canada’s most-awarded children’s book.
Gérard DuBois wins 2021 Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award
DuBois won the $1,000 award for his work on À qui appartiennent les nuages? (Éditions La Pastèque).
CANSCAIP’s 2022 Writing for Children Competition is now open
Winners and finalists will be considered by Annick Press, Kids Can Press, and Scholastic Canada.
Monsieur Ed wins 2022 Bologna Prize
Monsieur Ed publisher and creative director Valérie Picard told Q&Q last week that she couldn’t believe it when the Bologna Prize nominations came out and Monsieur Ed was on the list.
Shortlisted publishers looking forward to in-person Bologna Book Fair
The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is going ahead in person next week after being cancelled for two years in a row over COVID-19 concerns — and the three Canadian publishers shortlisted for its best publisher of the year honour are excited for the serendipity that an in-person event offers.
Durvile to publish translation of 1930s Ukrainian-Canadian kids’ book for charity
Proceeds from sales of the book will go to the Canada-Ukraine Foundation, a Canadian charity sending aid to support Ukrainian refugees in Europe.
The 2021 Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award finalists are revealed
Established in 1985 following the death of Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver, the award is presented to a Canadian illustrator in recognition of outstanding artistic talent.