Monday 27 August 2012

IBBY Honour List 2012

At its international congress hosted by London, UK this year, International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) announced its 2012 Honour List, a comprehensive selection of recently published books representing the very best in children's literature from across the globe. 

This year's list, presented on August 25 2012, is an impressive list of 169 titles from at least 56 countries. Only Spain, which had books in 4 different languages, had more books honoured than Canada.

The following Canadian books have been recognized as making an outstanding contribution to the world of children's literature by IBBY:

English language:
The Nine Lives of Travis Keating
by Jill Maclean
Fitzhenry & Whiteside

French language:
Les saison des pluies
par Mario Brassard
Illustré par Suana Verelst
Soulières éditeur


Ojibwe language:
Anangoog Meegiwaewinan 
by Basil Johnston 
Illustrated by Adrian Najiwon
Kedegonce Press

The Imaginary Garden
by Irene Luxbacher
Written by Andrew Larsen
Kids Can Press

Translation:  French to English
Today, Maybe
Translated by Sheila Fischman
Written by Dominique Demers
Illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
Orca Book Publishers

Translation: English to French
L’oeil de la Corneille 
Translated by Pierre Corbeil
Written by Shane Peacock
Bayard Canada

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