May News from USBBY


We are excited about the upcoming IBBY Regional Conference in St. Louis,  October  18-20, 2013.  Early bird registration ends June 16.  Please spread the word so people can save $35-$40 if you are a member or non-member.  The line up of general session speakers is quite amazing and includes:  Ashley Bryan, Pat Mora, Katherine Paterson, Siobhan Parkinson, Peter Sis, Klass Verplancke, Mem Fox, Jacqueline Woodson, Bryan Collier, Gregory Maguire and more.  Conference details and registration/hotel information can be found at:

This month we wanted to share information about children’s book awards in Canada.  Here are some of the highlights from the 2012 Canadian children’s book awards.
The Governor General’s Literary Awards are given by the  Canada Council of the Arts.  A text and illustration award is given each year in both French and English.  The 2012 recipients:
Children’s Text Winner
Nielsen, Susin.  The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen (Tundra)
Daigle, France. Pour sûr (Éditions du Boréal)
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Maclear, Kyo.  Virginia Wolf.  Illustrated by Isabelle  Arsenault (Kids Can)
Gravel, Élise.  La clé à  molette (Éditions de la courte échelle)

The Canadian Children’s Book Center awarded six major children’s book awards in 2012.
TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award:  Kent, Trilby.  Stones for my Father (Tundra)
Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award.  Côté, Geneviève.  Without You (Kids Can)
Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction:  Vande Griek, Susan. Loon (Groundwood)
Geoffrey Bilson  Award for Historical Fiction for Young People:  Cayley, Kate.  The Hangman in the Mirror (Annick)
John Spray Mystery Award:  Mills, Rob.  Charlie’s Key (Orca)
Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy:  Collins, P. J.  Sara. What Happened to Serenity? (Red Deer Press)

The most recent recipient of the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children is:  Pearson, Kit.  The Whole Truth (HarperCollins; awarded April 2012).

This content originally appeared in an email from USBBY to Edith Campbell.