Silent Books: Final Destination Lampedusa – Terryberry Branch

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Thursday, April 14
6:00-7:00 pm
Terryberry Branch, 100 Mohawk Rd West – Children’s Department

Join us to wish the IBBY Silent Books exhibit bon voyage as it leaves Canada and heads for Basel, Switzerland. Enjoy an enchanting talk with Mariella Bertelli, of IBBY Canada (International Board of Books for Young People), as she speaks about the history of the Lampedusa library, her personal experiences travelling to Lampedusa to support the Library project and how wordless picture books can be enjoyed by all, regardless of language.

The exhibit is open for viewing in Hamilton from March 21 – April 14, 2016

  • March 21 – April 1: Central Library Children’s Department , 55 York Blvd, Hamilton
  • April 4 – 8: Hamilton Wentworth District School Board Education Centre, 20 Education Court
  • April 9 – 14: Hamilton Public Library, Terryberry Branch, 100 Mohawk Road West

Accompanying the exhibit are two activities for children of any age – Write a Postcard (to the children of Lampedusa) Activity is available during open hours for the duration of the exhibit.

This international traveling exhibit features over 100 of the most notable wordless picture books in the world, and is part of the children’s library that has been created by IBBY Italia for Lampedusa, Italy. The Lampedusa library is to serve the local families and many refugee children– arriving from Africa and the Middle East.

Sponsored by Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Toronto.

IBBY Silent Books Exhibit: Hamilton Public Library, March 21- April 14

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Please join us for the IBBY SILENT BOOK EXHIBIT: a celebration of wordless picture books from around the world and the right of every child to become a reader. The exhibit will be open from March 21 to April 14 at Hamilton Public Library.

Please also join us for a Welcoming Ceremony on Wednesday, March 30:

  • 6:00 – 6:30 pm: Welcome and Acknowledgements
  • 6:30 – 7:00 pm: Mariella Bertelli, IBBY Canada (International Board of Books for Young People), speaks on the history of the Lampedusa library and how wordless picture books can be enjoyed by all, regardless of language. Central Library – Living Room.

The exhibit is open for viewing in Hamilton from March 21 – April 14, 2016, with the following schedule:

  • March 21 – April 1: Central Library Children’s Department , 55 York Blvd, Hamilton
  • April 4 – 8: Hamilton Wentworth District School Board Education Centre, 20 Education Court
  • April 9 – 14: Hamilton Public Library, Terryberry Branch, 100 Mohawk Road West

Accompanying the exhibit are two activities for children of any age – Write a Postcard (to the children of Lampedusa) and Create your own Silent Book (make and take your own silent book using the supplies provided). Activities are available during open hours for the duration of the exhibit.

This international traveling exhibit features over 100 of the most notable wordless picture books in the world, and is part of the children’s library that is been created by IBBY Italia for Lampedusa, Italy. The Lampedusa library is to serve the many refugee children – and local families – arriving from Africa and the Middle East.

Sponsored by Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Toronto.

Sidewalk Flowers illustrated by Sydney Smith winner of Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award / Sydney Smith, illustrateur du livre Sidewalk Flowers, gagne le prix Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver

Groundwood Logos SpineMarch 2, 2016 / FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

IBBY Canada (International Board on Books for Young People, Canadian section) is pleased to announce that Sidewalk Flowers, illustrated by Sydney Smith, is the winner of the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award. The book is published by Groundwood Books and written by JonArno Lawson.

Sydney Smith was born in rural Nova Scotia, and has been drawing since an early age. Since graduating from NSCAD University, he has illustrated many children’s books. He now lives in Toronto and works in a shared studio space in Chinatown and goes to the library or the Art Gallery of Ontario on his breaks.

The jury for the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award was comprised of Theo Heras (Toronto), children’s librarian and author (jury chair); Allison Taylor McBryde (Vancouver), adjunct professor, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia and retired children’s librarian; and Lyne Rajotte (Montreal), school librarian and board member for the Corporation of Professional Librarians of Quebec. In selecting Sidewalk Flowers, the jurors commented:

A wordless book, Sidewalk Flowers is a little miracle. Sydney Smith deftly uses ink and watercolour to construct a clever and meaningful visual narrative. A little girl and her father walk together in a city. While her father is busy on his cell phone, the girl gathers and then gives away the urban wildflowers that grow along their way. Pages with multiple illustration panels alternate with full-page and double-page spreads. Perspectives shift from overhead views to long-shots to close-ups. The girl’s red jacket is a consistent bright note in colour palettes that range from gray to multi-hued. Sidewalk Flowers is a brilliant and evocative book.

The jury also selected three Honour Books that were considered for the Award:

  • L’arbragan, written and illustrated by Jacques Goldstyn (La Pastèque, 2015). The cartoon-style illustrations are detailed, soft, subtle, expressive, sensitive, and possess humour and dramatic energy.
  • Orca Chief, illustrated by Roy Henry Vickers and co-written with Robert Budd (Harbour Publishing, 2015).  The painterly illustrations combine traditional and modern styles. Look carefully for the holographic images that appear, adding depth and mystery to the storytelling.
  • That Squeak, illustrated by Francois Thisdale and written by Carolyn Beck (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2015). Layered multi-media illustrations are both ethereal and realistic, capturing the beauty of nature, the gritty feel of a small town, emotional turmoil, and ultimately the hope that springs from a new friendship.

IBBY Canada’s Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Picture Book Award, established in 1985, honours one of Canada’s pre-eminent book illustrators. Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver left funds in her will to annually recognize outstanding artistic talent in Canadian picture books; the winner receives $1,000.

IBBY, the International Board on Books for Young People (www.ibby.org), founded in 1953, represents an international network of people committed to bringing books and children together. IBBY Canada is one of over 70 national sections worldwide. IBBY Canada (www.ibby-canada.org), founded in 1980, is a volunteer organization promoting quality French and English Canadian children’s literature nationally and internationally.

For more information, please contact:

Helena Aalto
Promotion Officer, IBBY Canada
promotions@ibby-canada.org


Sydney Smith, illustrateur du livre Sidewalk Flowers, gagne le prix Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver

2 mars 2016 / POUR DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE

IBBY Canada (International Board on Books for Young people, section canadienne) est heureuse d’annoncer que Sydney Smith, illustrateur du livre Sidewalk Flowers, est le récipiendaire du prix Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver 2015. Ce livre est publié chez Groundwood Books et l’auteur est JonArno Lawson.

L’illustrateur Sydney Smith est né à la campagne en Nouvelle-Écosse et dessine depuis un très jeune âge. Depuis la fin de ses études à la Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NSCAD University), Sydney Smith a illustré de nombreux livres pour enfants. Il habite la ville de Toronto dans le Chinatown et il fréquente la bibliothèque et le Musée des beaux-arts de l’Ontario dans ses temps libres.

Le prix Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver reconnaît le talent remarquable d’un illustrateur canadien. Le jury 2015 était composé de trois membres : Theo Heras (Toronto), bibliothécaire jeunesse et auteure (présidente du jury), Allison Taylor-McBryde (Vancouver), professeure auxiliaire à l’École de bibliothéconomie, archives et sciences de l’information de l’Université de Colombie-Britannique et bibliothécaire jeunesse retraitée et Lyne Rajotte (Montréal), bibliothécaire scolaire à la Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Îles (CSSMI) et membre du conseil d’administration de la Corporation des bibliothécaires professionnels du Québec (CBPQ). En sélectionnant Sidewalk Flowers, les membres du jury ont commenté ainsi :

L’album sans-texte Sidewalk Flowers est un vrai petit miracle. Sydney Smith utilise adroitement l’encre et l’aquarelle pour construire un récit visuel signifiant et intelligent. Un père et sa toute petite marchent dans la ville. Pendant que le papa prend un appel sur son téléphone cellulaire, la petite fille cueille toutes les petites fleurs qui réussissent à pousser dans les interstices du béton pour ensuite les partager au gré de ses rencontres : un oiseau mort, dans le soulier d’un sans-abri, au collier d’un chien, etc. L’album est construit à partir d’un mélange rythmé d’illustrations en petites vignettes, en pleines pages et en doubles pages. La perspective change constamment, le lecteur se promène entreles vues aériennes, les plans larges et les plans rapprochés. L’histoire débute avec comme seule couleur dans la grisaille de la ville, lemanteau rouge de la petite fille et, au fur et à mesure que le bonheur est semé, les couleurs se diversifient et habitent pleinement l’illustration. Sidewalk Flowers est un livre brillant et évocateur.

Le jury a également sélectionné trois livres méritant une mention d’honneur :

  • L’arbragan, illustré et écrit par Jacques Goldstyn (La Pastèque, 2015). Les illustrations de style bande dessinée sont douces, subtiles, expressives, humoristiques et dégagent beaucoup d’énergie.
  • Orca Chief, illustré par Roy Henry Vickers et co-écrit avec Robert Budd (Harbour Publishing, 2015). Les illustrations combinent un style moderne et un style traditionnel. Les images holographiques ajoutent de la profondeur et du mystère à la narration.
  • That Squeak, illustré par François Thisdale et écrit par Carolyn Beck (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2015). Les illustrations sont créées à partir de techniques traditionnelles combinées à l’imagerie numérique. Elles sont à la fois éthérées et réalistes. Thisdale illustre bien la beauté de la nature, les troubles émotionnels et l’espoir d’une nouvelle amitié.

Le prix IBBY Canada Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver, créé en 1985,  vise à reconnaître le talent artistique exceptionnel d’un illustrateur canadien d’un livre pour enfants publié en anglais ou en français. Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver a laissépar testament des fonds pour la remise annuelle d’un prix visant à reconnaître les qualités artistiques d’un ouvrage illustré pour la jeunesse au Canada. Le gagnant reçoit 1000 $.

IBBY: L’Union internationale pour les livres de jeunesse (www.ibby.org) a été créée en 1953.Il s’agit d’un réseau international de plus de 70 sections nationales qui souhaite que les enfants aient accès aux livres. IBBY veut aussi rapprocher les cultures, favoriser la compréhension internationale et également promouvoir la paix. Fondé en 1980, IBBY Canada est une association à but non lucratif qui fait la promotion de la littérature canadienne en français et en anglais, sur le plan national et international.

Pour plus d’informations, veuillez contacter:

Helena Aalto
Agent de promotion, IBBY Canada
promotions@ibby-canada.org

Virginia Davis

Virginia Davis, one of the leaders in advocating the reading and writing of Canadian children’s books over the last several decades, has died. Virginia won the 1994 Claude Aubry Award, after a career of passionate promoting Canadian children’s books. She headed School Library Services for the Department of Education in Manitoba (1977 to 1981) before serving as one of the early executive directors of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre (1981 to 1984). For many years Virginia reviewed children’s books and videos for CM and as a panelist on CBC Radio’s Morningside. She was Vice-President of Marketing and Development for National Book Service (a library wholesaler previously known as the Learning Tree and Maclean Hunter Library Services) before moving to S&B Books, another book wholesaler. Virginia has been a past president of the Canadian Association of Children’s Librarians and a past president of IBBY Canada. She was a mentor to librarians, teachers, writers, booksellers and many others who were bringing Canadian books to children. She was dynamic, intellectually brilliant, always curious about what was happening in the industry even after her final retirement (and there were several retirements), and always the life of the party. She will be sorely missed.

Judy Sarick

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Judy Sarick on February 15, 2016.

Bookseller, librarian, teacher-librarian, former Canadian Children’s Book Centre Board member, passionate advocate for children’s books, Judy was a groundbreaking force in children’s books in this country.  In 1974, she and her husband Hy opened The Children’s Book Store in Toronto. Her enthusiasm, knowledge, energy and high standards helped put children’s books on the public radar and also encouraged Canadian publishers to produce books that could compete with the thousands of titles from the U.S. and U.K. flowing into Canada each year. She was a regular participant on juries and on the CBC Morningside Children’s Book Panel.  In 1991, she received the Claude Aubry Award from IBBY Canada for distinguished service within the field of children’s literature.

The funeral is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 17. Arrangements through Benjamin’s Park Memorial Chapel.