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2020 Sheila Barry Award Shortlist

  • Age: 3 to 9
  • Grade: p to 5
The Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable is pleased to announce the names of the finalists for the first annual Sheila Barry Best Canadian Picturebook of the Year award. The $2500 cash award is specifically for a picturebook that “hinges on the interdependence of pictures and words, on the simultaneous display of two facing pages, and on the drama of the turning of the page” (Barbara Bader, 1976). The winning book and three honour books will be announced on September 7, 2020. A virtual award ceremony is planned for late fall. Tickets available online starting mid August, 2021 - See more at:

#ownvoices - Elementary

  • Age: 0 to 12
  • Grade: p to 17
Picturebooks and middlegrade.

Canadian YA for the Twitteratti

  • Age: 9 to 100
  • Grade: 4 to 17
"Wouldn't it be awesome if a Canadian librarian made a list of YA books to read that were all by Canadian authors?" -Marty Chan on Twitter

2020 Forest of Reading Winners

  • Age: 5 to 100
  • Grade: k to 17
The Ontario Library Association (OLA) and the Forest of Reading are excited to announce the winners of the 2020 Forest of Reading Awards, presented at the digital Forest of Reading Festival, in partnership with CBC Books. Learn more at

Fiction: Northwestern Ontario setting

  • Age: 15
  • Grade: 10
Fiction set in Northwestern Ontario

Awesome Anti-Racist Kids' Books

  • Age: 3 to 100
  • Grade: p to 17
It's never been more clear that those of us with white and non-Black kids in our lives need to be actively helping those kids understand race and racism and how to combat the latter. These books are excellent tools for this.

Staycation - Western Canada!

  • Age: 0 to 12
  • Grade: p to 7
Every spring and summer HGD has an excellent selection of regional guides from our publishers and for Spring 2020 the tradition continues! With people patiently waiting to visit farmer's markets, watch birds, go for hikes, search for wildflowers, and simply get outside these fantastic titles are certain to sell well both in-store and online!

RMB Fall 2020

  • Age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
RMB's list of new Canadian-authored titles for Fall 2020 features stunning art, beautiful photography, provocative memoirs, engaging travel writing, and timely Indigenous titles.

RMB Kids Books!

  • Age: 0 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
RMB has some of the bestselling Western Canadian board and picture books focussing on outdoor adventure and learning French + Cree. Please check them out!

Poetry for Senior Grades

  • Age: 14
  • Grade: 9
tagged: poetry, canlit
Canadian poetry suitable for grades 9 to 12.