Canadian Children's Book Week
November 2007

 

According to bookweek.ca

"Canadian Children's Book Week is the single most important national event celebrating Canadian children's books and the importance of reading. Every November, thousands of children and adults participate in Book Week activities held across the country: in schools, in public libraries, in bookstores, in community centres – wherever there are people who care about children and the books they read."

The theme for 2007 is "The Magic of Books"

Book Week Theme
The Magic of Books | Les livres, c'est magique is the theme of TD Canadian Children's Book Week 2007. The magical works of Canadian authors and illustrators have captured the hearts and minds of children all over the world. The focus of this year’s theme is not only on the literal magical elements found in these stories. We also recognize the marvelous ability of literature to create magical experiences for readers of all ages everywhere. Any book is magical when it opens new worlds, explores new ideas, or sparks the interest to pluck another book off the shelf. This is the kind of magic we are excited to promote through Canadian children’s literature!

 


Learning About Canadian Children's Books
Canadian Children's Book Week
http://www.bookweek.ca/
The Canadian Children's Book Centre
http://www.bookcentre.ca/

 

Take a look!
Listing of Canadian author & illustrator personal websites
http://www.bookcentre.ca/authors/author_pages.shtml

Index to Children's Book Authors and Illustrators
This index from James Madison Univ. appears to list hundreds of names!

http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/biochildhome.htm

Authors and Illustrators on the Web
Another huge index, this one from Univ. of Calgary.
http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/authors.html

 

Here are some other interesting resources:
Abby and Tess Pet-Sitters Club
Lots of games and puzzles about pets, as well as published writing by children.
http://www.abbyandtess.com/
CBC4Kids
CBC's just-for-kids site has reading, writing, plays, games, news and more!
http://www.cbc4kids.ca/regular/words/default.html
Cool Reads
Books for 10-15 year old readers by 10-15 year old reviewers.
A site created and run by 12 and 14 year old Tim and Chris Cross
http://www.cool-reads.co.uk/
Great Sites
A comprehensive directory of children's sites compiled by the American Library Association.
http://www.ala.org/parentspage/greatsites/
HarperCollins | Kids
HarperCollins publishing house has activities and books to show.
http://www.harperchildrens.com/hch/
KidPub WWW Publishing
More than 40,000 stories written by kids from all over the planet!
http://www.kidpub.org/kidpub/

Kids Clubhouse
Houghton Mifflin publishing house has activities and books to show.
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/index.html

Kids Stop
Learn about Aboriginal life, culture and history on this special site created by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/index.html
OWLKids Online
Fun online activities from the creators of Owl, Chickadee, Chirp and Owl Canadian Family Magazine.
http://www.owlkids.com/
Page by Page: Creating a Children's Book
Zoom the cat books: A step-by-step guide to how books are made from the National Library of Canada.
http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/pagebypage/t2-300-e.html
Pop! Magazine
A fun and educational web site based on the popular science, environment, and nature Canadian magazine for kids.
http://www.popmagazine.com/

Scholastic Books Canada
Scholastic Books publishing house has activities and books to show.
http://www.scholastic.ca

Tumblebooks
Animated books online... from Ontario
http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/asp/home_tumblebooks.asp

Vancouver Public Library - Kids Zone
Booklists, events, fun sites for kids, book camps
http://www.vpl.vancouver.bc.ca/branches/LibrarySquare/kids/home.html
Young Writers Clubhouse
Practical advice for budding writers from the author of the Real Kids, Real Adventures series.
http://www.realkids.com/club.shtml

 

Have you found some good holiday webpages?
Let's add them to the website!

nboekhout@sd43.bc.ca

 

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This page updated November 2007.