Indigenous Picture Book Collection

International Children’s Book Day

IBBY Canada is delighted to announce that our section has been selected as the official sponsor of International Children’s Book Day 2022. Every year, on or around Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday (April 2), International Children’s Book Day is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children’s books. IBBY International has been sponsoring the event since 1967.

The theme for International Children’s Book Day 2022 is: Stories are wings that help you soar every day written by celebrated author Richard Van Camp. This idea captures the power of children’s books to expand horizons, ignite the imagination and build understanding. It is featured on a poster IBBY Canada has produced, in collaboration with Van Camp and illustrator Julie Flett, for IBBY sections around the world to use to promote books and reading.

Find out more about International Children’s Book Day | Printed posters available now!

La Journée internationale des livres pour enfants

IBBY Canada (Union internationale des livres de jeunesse, section canadienne) est heureuse d’annoncer que notre section a été choisie comme commanditaire officiel pour la Journée internationale des livres pour enfants 2022. Chaque année depuis 1967, le 2 Avril, jour de l’anniversaire de Hans Christian Andersen, est célébré la journée internationale du livre pour enfants (ICBD) qui a pour but d’inciter à l’amour de la lecture et d’attirer l’attention sur les livres pour enfants.

Le thème de la Journée internationale des livres pour enfants Les histoires sont des ailes qui t’aident à t’envoler chaque jour a été écrit par l’écrivain primé Richard Van Camp. Cette idée illustre le pouvoir des livres pour enfants qui peuvent élargir les horizons, embraser l’imagination et renforcer la compréhension. Ce thème est illustré sur l’affiche produite par IBBY Canada en collaboration avec Richard Van Camp et l’illustratrice Julie Flett afin que les section nationales d’IBBY à travers le monde l’utilisent pour promouvoir les livres et la lecture.

Pour en savoir plus sur la Journée internationale des livres pour enfantsAffiches imprimées disponibles ici !


Indigenous Picture Book Collection

IBBY Canada is pleased to present the 2021 edition of From Sea to Sea to Sea: Celebrating Indigenous Picture Books.

25 of the best Indigenous picture books published in Canada between 2018–2020 were selected for this collection. Care was taken to ensure that the collection reflects the diversity of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit voices from sea to sea to sea, and that the titles are available and in print for anyone who wishes to access them.

The selection committee considered over 100 titles in curating this collection. The previous edition of the collection was released in 2018.

Find out more about the 2021 edition.

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Reading with Newcomer Children

Reading with Newcomer Children

Reading with Newcomer Children launched as an in-person program in 2018 as Readers and Refugees and since its inception has served hundreds of refugee and immigrant children ages 6-12.

Among our volunteers are teachers, students, librarians, storytellers, writers, illustrators, and readers with a range of career and life experiences. They all believe in IBBY’s core mission of bringing books and children together.

We are looking forward to more in-person reading partnerships opening up in 2022.

Find out more about the program

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