IBBY Canada at TPL’s inaugural Book Bash!

Come join some of Canada’s best-known authors and illustrators of great kids’ books at North York Central Library and Mel Lastman Square for the Toronto Public Library’s inaugural Book Bash! Children’s Literature Festival. It will be a fun day featuring readings, storytelling, a puppet show, face painting, crafts, activities, and enjoyment for all.

Saturday, August 28, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Meet talents like Sarah Ellis, Marthe Jocelyn, Loris Lesynski, Kenneth Oppel, Shane Peacock, Barbara Reid, Eric Walters, and Paul Yee. Be sure to drop by the IBBY booth!

IBBY Canada Cleaver Picture Book Award to illustrator Oleg Lipchenko

IBBY Canada is pleased to announce that illustrator Oleg Lipchenko is the winner of the 2009 IBBY Canada Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Picture Book Award for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (by Lewis Carroll), published by Tundra Books. The $1000 award will be presented to Oleg Lipchenko at a date and location to be announced.

Vivian Howard Receives Russell Grant for Research on Canadian Children’s Literature

IBBY Canada is pleased to announce that Vivian Howard of Dalhousie University is the recipient of the 2009 Frances Russell Grant. The $1,000 grant will be presented to Ms. Howard on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 7:00 p.m., at the New Book Bash & International Children’s Book Day Celebration, an annual event hosted by the Nova Scotia Children’s Literature Roundtable.

Ms. Howard receives the Frances Russell Grant for her proposal, “The regional geography of creativity: an investigation of regional themes in Atlantic Canadian literature for children and young adults.” She is undertaking a detailed analysis of regional themes in contemporary and historic Atlantic Canadian children’s literature and aims to create print and digital resources to enable greater use of regional Atlantic literature among readers, scholars, teachers and librarians.