This site provides resources for the
promotion of Canadian Literature so that our students may see themselves
and their experiences in some of the books that they read.
"The selection and quality of
Canadian books for children and young adults has never been better. Canadian
children's books are internationally acclaimed, and many publishers have
significant export and rights sales in other countries. Yet over the past decade
or more the number of Canadian books in our own school libraries has been
declining - mirroring the declining numbers of teacher-librarians, cutbacks in
school library resource budgets, weakened school library programs, and reduced
school library hours.
For Canadian publishers of books for children and young adults, school libraries
have been the foundation of their market, and sales to school libraries have
dropped significantly over the past decade. The Association of Canadian
Publishers commissioned in-depth cross-Canada research to explore these changes
in the school library market in order to provide information and perspectives
for marketing and awareness building for Canadian books in school libraries.
This report identifies influences affecting Canadian book selection and book
selection in general; identifies needs and challenges for marketing Canadian
books; identifies strategies and resources for awareness building about the
importance of school libraries and identifies opportunities and directions for
marketing Canadian books for schools."
from Canadian Books in Schools Raising the Profile
studies from the Association of Canadian Publishers
Canadian Children's Literature Data Base
Thanks to PIKA, you no longer have
to search book lists, rummage through library shelves, or flit here and
there to find a book on a specific topic. The PIKA database is a search
tool for Canadian children's literature designed to make life easier for
bookworms and other creatures who love children's literature.
Established in 1975, the
Children's Literature Service now offers more than 141,724 items of
fiction and non-fiction published in French, English and in other
languages. The collection is meant for children and youth 16 years of
age and under. It is a complete collection of Canadian works tracing the
history of Canadian children's books. A world-class reference collection
and a significant collection of literary manuscripts and original
illustrations add to its value as a research collection.
Up On It
Find noteworthy and award winning
Canadian titles on the following themes:
Poetry, Multiculturalism, Magic, Nature & the Environment, Music,
Humour, Mystery & Adventure, Sports, History, Science Fiction &
Fantasy, The Family, and Aboriginal Legends.