• November 9, 2015

New study shows where Canadians get their books

Turns out not everyone is buying books online – in fact, the majority are still purchasing from bookstores and borrowing from the library. This infographic by BookNet Canada details where and how Canadians are buying their books, and the formats they’re choosing! Read more

  • September 11, 2015

Finalists announced for the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Awards

– Top prize of $30,000 up for grabs; winners to be announced at a gala in Toronto on November 18, 2015 – • Celebrate the best in Canadian children’s literature w/ @TDNews_Canada! Check out the 2015 finalists at #TDreads TORONTO, September 10, 2015 – It’s time to celebrate: the five English-language finalists for the […] Read more

  • August 31, 2015

CCBC Announces Tour Roster for TD Canadian Children’s Book Week 2016

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is excited to announce the authors, illustrators and storytellers who will be touring for TD Canadian Children’s Book Week 2016 (May 7 – 14, 2016). TD Canadian Children’s Book Week is the single most important national event celebrating Canadian children’s books and the importance of reading. Over 28,000 children, teens […] Read more

  • August 18, 2015

Celebrate diversity with these children’s books!

Reading is one of the best ways to learn, particularly when it comes to the different ethnicities, cultures and languages in Canada. In a new article, Huffington Post shares a list of children’s books that celebrate this diversity. Read more here.     Read more

  • August 10, 2015

The best-read province is…

…Saskatchewan! According to the Blackrock’s Reporter, Saskatchewan has the highest enrollment of any province in the TD Summer Reading Club. Following enrollment, about half of these members become repeat users. Read more here. Read more

  • August 7, 2015

Libraries in Union Station?

Do you enjoy reading and live a busy lifestyle? The Toronto Public Library is bringing its library system to Toronto’s Union Station with its first ever book lending machine, making reading more accessible for those on-the-go. Read the full article Read more

  • August 4, 2015

Tips for encouraging your children to read this summer

Are your kids reluctant to read? Help them develop a love for reading with these tips from Canadian Living and the Canadian Children’s Book Centre (plus a list of 10 fun books!) Read more

  • August 4, 2015

Ban on talking animal books?

Should talking animals be banned from children’s books? The Canadian Education Committee’s newly appointed chair thinks so. In an interview with Peter Oldring of This is That, Harold Wright argued that “encouraging a child to believe that a Hippopotamus can not only speak but is also a dental hygienist is a ludicrous notion and extremely […] Read more

  • July 20, 2015

Summer reads: Books you won’t want to miss!

Summer is a time when fun, play and imagination know no bounds and reading can be an essential part of this experience. Whether your child is an avid reader or needs some encouragement, this list of Summer Reads from the Toronto Star is sure to excite! Read more

  • July 7, 2015

The Essential Role of School Librarians

  Recently, the Lester B. Pearson School Board of Montreal decided to eliminate the jobs of all school librarians in their employ because of government budget cuts. Marie-Louise Gay, author and illustrator of over sixty children’s books, speaks about the importance of school librarians in providing young children with a choice of reading materials that […] Read more

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