Back issues of Canadian Children’s Book News now available online
Canadian Children’s Book News is a fabulous resource on Canadian children’s and young adult publishing. In it, you’ll find thoughtful opinion pieces, news, event coverage, author profiles, and feature articles. You’ll also find signed book reviews in every issue.
I especially like a new feature they’ve introduced called Bookmark, which highlights Canadian books for a variety of grade levels around a specific theme. (I’m a librarian, I love lists!) The inaugural Bookmark feature in the Spring 2010 issue features Immigration Stories (fiction and non-fiction) for K-12.
Canadian Children’s Book News is published quarterly by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre (which itself is a fabulous resource for anyone who loves children’s and YA lit.)
The print edition of CCBN recently received a bit of a face-lift and I think the new design looks great. Also, I was pleased to learn that you can now access complete back issues of the magazine online, starting with the Winter 2010 edition. I highly recommend you check it out.
I also recommend Best Books for Kids and Teens, an annual guide to Canadian books, magazines, and A/V materials for children and teens that have been hand-picked by expert committees of educators, booksellers, and school and public librarians from across the country.
These publications are two of my favourite resources. If you’re solely interested in Canadian YA, don’t be dismayed—despite the emphasis on children’s books in both titles, both have ample coverage of the YA publishing scene.