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Fall 2016, Vol. 36, No. 3
ISSN 1704-6033
Letter from the Editor

Fall has brought a flurry of activity for IBBY Canada, and we’ve got many exciting initiatives to share with you in this issue of the newsletter. Tickets are now on sale for the Cleaver Art Raffle, which celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award. The two winning prizes are illustrations from the picture books Once Upon a Northern Night (Groundwood Books, 2013) and Virginia Wolf (Kids Can Press, 2012), signed by Cleaver Award–winning artist Isabelle Arsenault.

IBBY Canada had several members in attendance at the IBBY Congress in Auckland, New Zealand, in late August. We’ve got reports from Theo Heras and Catherine Mitchell about their Congress experiences.

Back home in Canada, the Joanne Fitzgerald Illustrator in Residence Program is underway at Edmonton Public Library. We have a recap of the launch event with this year’s illustrator in residence, Dianna Bonder. We’ve also been at The Word on the Street in Halifax and Toronto to promote IBBY Canada's work. You can read all about it in the Regional Reports East and Ontario.

Happy reading!

– Katie Scott, Newsletter Editor

President’s Report 

As we approach the end of 2016, I am once again so impressed by the amount accomplished by all the dedicated members of IBBY Canada. Here are just a very few of the activities completed or in process.

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Dianna Bonder Kicks Off Residency at EPL

After a two-day journey from Gabriola Island, British Columbia, narrowly missing high winds in BC and heavy snowfall in Alberta, Dianna Bonder and her two daughters were warmly welcomed at a reception on Monday, October 17 to celebrate the beginning of her month-long residency at Edmonton Public Library (EPL).

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Cleaver Art Raffle

IBBY Canada is please to announce that tickets are now available to purchase for the Cleaver Art Raffle. The raffle celebrates the 30th anniversary of Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award, which recognizes outstanding artistic talent in a Canadian picture book.

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Deborah Ellis: 2017 ALMA Nominee
Deborah Ellis has been selected as a nominee for the 2017 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA).
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2016 IBBY Honour List
The IBBY Honour List is a biennial selection of outstanding books from IBBY member countries.
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35th IBBY International Congress
Kia Ora (Welcome). Delegates to the 35th IBBY International Congress heard this Maori greeting and returned it often in the four days they celebrated children’s books in Auckland.
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Kia Ora: A Pre-Congress Welcome
Kia Ora, IBBY Friend.” “Hello, Welcome.” This was the greeting from nine-year-old Ethan. His handwritten letter was the first thing I found in my delegate package.
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Holiday Giving in Support of IBBY Canada

The holidays are just around the corner. This season, in lieu of gifts consider making a donation to IBBY Canada on behalf of your loved ones. By making a holiday donation to IBBY’s various funds, you are realizing Jella Lepman’s vision of promoting peace through children’s literature.

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