February 10, 2010: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
IBBY Canada, the Canadian National Section of the International Board on Books for Young People, is delighted to announce the selection of Canada’s IBBY Honour List children’s books for 2010:
The IBBY Honour List is a biennial selection of outstanding books for children, jury-selected to represent the best recently published children’s literature in each country. IBBY Canada Honour List titles, along with the Honour List titles from many other countries, will be presented at the 32nd IBBY World Congress in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, September 8-12, 2010.
IBBY Canada’s selection jury consisted of:
IBBY, the International Board on Books for Young People, was started in 1953 in postwar Germany to promote understanding around the world through children’s books. IBBY is an international network with a mandate to ensure that children in every part of the world can become readers, to bridge cultures and promote peace and understanding between peoples. IBBY has over 70 national sections in countries as diverse as Mongolia, Uganda, Venezuela, India, Japan, France, Finland, China, Mexico, the US and Canada.
IBBY Canada (www.ibby-canada.org) is a volunteer organization, formed in 1980, to promote quality English, French and Aboriginal language Canadian children’s literature, in Canada and around the world. IBBY Canada members include authors, illustrators, librarians, booksellers, educators, and publishers.
For more information, please contact:
Promotion Officer, IBBY Canada