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  • November 24, 2016

Free app helps families improve kids’ literacy

“Flit” (families learning and interacting together) is an app that helps families work literacy skills into their kids’ daily lives. The app offers ideas for hands-on activities families can do together that incorporate literacy and numeracy. Learn more here. Read more


  • November 22, 2016

MISSING NIMÂMÂ, A REFLECTION ON MISSING INDIGENOUS WOMEN, RECEIVES THE TD CANADIAN CHILDREN’S LITERATURE AWARD

  – Canadian author Melanie Florence and illustrator François Thisdale awarded top honour and the $30,000 prize for excellence in children’s literature – TORONTO, November 18, 2016 – TD Bank Group and the Canadian Children’s Book Centre awarded Toronto-based author Melanie Florence and Quebec-based illustrator François Thisdale the 12th annual TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award […] Read more


  • October 28, 2016

Teacher uses sign language to help with literacy

Teachers are looking for new ways to help children learn and retain information in the classroom. Grade 1 teacher Elysa Morin uses alternative methods to help her students with literacy. Click here to read the full story. Read more


  • October 28, 2016

A LITTLE PIRATE SETS SAIL: OVER 550,000 GRADE ONE STUDENTS RECEIVE SMALL SAUL AS PART OF THE 17TH ANNUAL TD GRADE ONE BOOK GIVEAWAY

– Since 2000, more than 8.5 million Canadian children’s books have been given away to young readers as part of the annual program – TORONTO, October 27, 2016 – TD Bank Group and The Canadian Children’s Book Centre kick off the start of the 17th annual TD Grade One Book Giveaway. As Canada’s largest free […] Read more


  • September 22, 2016

10 birthday books for children

Today’s Parent rounds up the 10 best children’s books about birthdays! Read more


  • September 12, 2016

Make reading fun again, national coalition urges

Declining math scores may be on educators’ minds right now, but reading is still considered key to student achievement in all subjects. Now, a cross-Canada coalition is trying to promote a love of books, worried about the growing number of students who say they don’t like to read for pleasure. “There’s been a recent trend […] Read more


  • September 12, 2016

Finalists Announced for the 2016 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards

$135,000 in prize monies to be awarded! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Toronto (September 8, 2016) – The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is delighted to announce the finalists for the following eight major awards for Canadian children’s books: TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award ($30,000) Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse ($30,000) Marilyn Baillie […] Read more


  • July 21, 2016

Keep your kids reading this summer with these award-winning books

The most successful books for children begin with an engaging premise, encourage literacy and learning, and end with echoes of “read it again!” Want to keep your children and teens reading all summer? Check out the selection of award-winning books suggested by Mandy Brouse of Words Worth Books in Waterloo. For the full article and list, […] Read more


  • July 8, 2016

Canadian Children’s Authors You Must Introduce Your Kids To

Trying to inspire your kids to read this summer? Huffington Post Canada shares a list of 10 Canadian authors who are sure to help. Read more


  • March 24, 2016

26 best Canadian novels for big kids

The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier, winner of the 2015 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, is chosen by Today’s Parent as one of the 26 best Canadian novels for big kids. Check out the full list here! Read more


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