Wednesday, June 20, 2012

CCBC Awards Shortlist announced!

The Canadian Children's Book Centre has just announced their awards shortlist for 2012: TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, Prix TD de litt√©rature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction, Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, John Spray Mystery Award and the inaugural Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy.
The winners will be announced at The TD Canadian Children`s Literature Awards and Prix TD de litt√©rature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse. For a full list of the nominees you can click here to go to the CCBC website.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Read Local! The 100 Mile Reading Diet

How cool is this! The 49th Shelf has just launched their Read Local Map. If you haven’t checked it out already or haven’t added a book, please do: it’s really quite fun and you’ll be helping to build the largest map of Canadian books ever assembled. If this is the first time you’ve heard of the campaign, a little background: it’s 49th Shelf’s celebration of the places—the various geographies—represented in Canadian books. It’s our tribute to the fact that the Canadian books have the power of reflecting our country back to us … they reveal new parts of it and also intensify our connection to the places we love. What a fun thing to do this summer!!!