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Canadian talent celebrated on USBBY Outstanding International Books list

This year’s USBBY list of Outstanding International Books boasts a strong showing of Canadian talent. 

The annual list, selected by a committee appointed by USBBY (the U.S. arm of the International Board on Books for Young People), highlights the best in children’s literature — from preschool to age 12 — from around the world.

Here are the Canadian titles that made the list:

  • Weekend Dad, Naseem Hrab and Frank Viva, ill. (Groundwood Books)
  • Story Boat, Kyo Maclear and Rashin Kheiriyeh, ill. (Tundra Books)
  • The Lady with the Books, Kathy Stinson and Marie Lafrance, ill. (Kids Can Press)
  • The Paper Boat, Thao Lam (Owlkids Books)
  • Maurice and His Dictionary, Cary Fagan and Enzo Lord Mariano, ill. (Owlkids Books)
  • Music for Tigers, Michelle Kadarusman (Pajama Press)
  • The Barren Grounds, David A. Robertson and Natasha Donovan, ill. (Puffin Canada/Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers)
  • Hunted by the Sky, Tanaz Bhathena (Macmillan/Farrar Straus Giroux)