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


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.

Recent News

Readers and Refugees Program

Readers and Refugees Program

Increasing numbers of refugee claimants are arriving in Toronto and facing longer and longer wait times for refugee hearings. Children and families require services and programs during this transitional time. IBBY Canada’s Readers and Refugees is one such program.

Starting in May 2018, IBBY Canada volunteers met to read with young refugee claimants once a week for a five-week pilot program at Christie Street Refugee Welcome Centre in Toronto.

Based on the success of phase one of the pilot program, IBBY Canada is set to launch an expanded phase two in fall 2018 and looks forward to growing its scope in 2019.

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