Vous êtes invités à l’AGA IBBY Canada

L’assemblée générale annuelle de IBBY Canada aura lieu à 9 h le samedi 3 mars, à la bibliothèque Runnymede. Joignez vous à nous pour des rafraîchissements et venez entendre parler de nos activités en 2011 et de nos plans pour 2012. Le conseil d’administration et les conseillers régionaux sortants, entrants, et de longue date seront ravis de vous rencontrer!

Le bibliothèque Runnymede, au 2178 rue Bloor Ouest, est située deux rues à l’est de la station de métro Runnymede. Il est possible de stationner de l’autre côté de la rue, au sud de Bloor, mais ce stationnement est payant. Par contre, il y a des parcomètres sur la rue Bloor et du stationnement gratuit sur Glendonwynne Road.

You’re Invited to IBBY Canada’s AGM

IBBY Canada’s Annual General Meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 3 at the Runnymede branch of the Toronto Public Library. Join us for refreshments and to hear about our activities in 2011 and our plans for 2012. The outgoing, incoming, and long-standing executive officers will be excited to meet you!

The Runnymede Library (2178 Bloor Street West) is two blocks east of the Runnymede subway station. There is a pay parking lot across the street on the south side of Bloor Street, metered parking along Bloor, and limited free parking on Glendonwynne Road.

A generous gift for IBBY Canada!

‘Tis the season for giving, and the Literary Prizes Foundation has given a wonderful gift to IBBY Canada–a cheque for $5,000! The Literary Prizes Foundation finances the Burt Prize for African Literature, administered by IBBY Canada’s sister organization, the Canadian Organization for Development through Education (CODE). IBBY Canada has selected several Canadian authors who have helped CODE establish writing and publishing programs in various African countries. Some of the authors include Peter Carver, Hadley Dyer, Ted Staunton, and Kathy Stinton.

We’d like to thank the Literary Prizes Foundation for their generous support of IBBY Canada. Our shared goals and values will ensure this money goes toward projects that bring together children and quality books.

IBBY Canada’s 2012 Honour List

The IBBY Honour List is a biennial selection of outstanding, recently published books that are representative of the best in children’s literature. Each IBBY National Section selects the best books in particular categories (depending on how many official languages are recognized by that country). The Honour List provides insight into the diverse cultural, political, and social settings in which children live around the world and is used to develop educational and literacy programmes to develop exemplary international collections.

Here are IBBY Canada’s selections:

  • English Text: The Nine Lives of Travis Keating by Jill MacLean (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
  • Translation French to English: Today, Maybe (Aujourd’hui, peut-être), written by Dominique Demers, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard, and translated by Sheila Fischman (Orca Books)
  • Illustration: The Imaginary Garden, illustrated by Irene Luxbacher and written by Andrew Larsen (Kids Can Press)
  • French Text: La saison des pluies, by Mario Brassard (Soulières Éditeur)
  • Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) Text: The Gift of the Stars / Ananagoog Meegiwaewinan by Basil Johnston (Kegedonce Press)

The selection jury consisted of Lisa Doucet (co-manager, Woozles Children’s Bookstore), Ann Foster (librarian, Saskatoon Public Library), Vikki VanSickle (children’s book author), Susane Duchesne (bookseller, Librairie Monet), Alice Lienard (assistant editor, La Courte echelle), Olivia Marleau (youth section librarian, Ville de Montreal), Patty Lawlor (First Nations Consultant, Southern Ontario Library Service), and Sheila Staats (Native Information Specialist, Goodminds.com).

Winners will be presented with their certificates at the 33rd IBBY Congress in London, England in August.

IBBY’s partner CODE is hiring a Literary Awards Officer

The Canadian Organization for Development through Education (CODE) is looking for a Literary Awards Officer. This is a full-time position located in Ottawa. The successful candidate will lead all aspects of CODE’s Burt Award for African Literature and its expansion. Since this is a fairly unique position, the job description is at best a guideline, describing a wide range of hoped-for experiences from publishing, literary awards, marketing and communications, to strategic planning and international development. Anyone with experience in one and interest in the rest is encouraged to apply. Good luck!

Literary Awards Officer JD

2010 Aubry Award to Andrea Deakin and Chantal Vaillancourt

IBBY Canada is thrilled to announce that Andrea Deakin and Chantal Vaillancourt are the recipients of the 2010 Claude Aubry Award for distinguished service in the field of children’s literature. Andrea Deakin has promoted Canadian children’s literature extensively throughout her career as a teacher, syndicated book reviewer, and correspondent for the UK review journal ACHUKA. Chantal Vaillancourt has worked for over 20 years in publishing and reading promotion.

Andrea Deakin will be presented with her Aubry Award in Edmonton on Thursday, October 27th from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Bruce Peel Special Collections Library (Lower Level, Rutherford Library, University of Alberta). Chantal Vaillancourt will receive her Aubry Award at the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal on Tuesday, October 25th at 7:00 p.m., in conjunction with the gala presentation of the French language TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award.

For more information on the Aubry Award and the 2010 recipients, visit our Aubry award page or read the press release here.