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All the Awards | 2021 Edition

Despite ongoing impacts to book launches and live events, CWILLers had another amazing year on the awards circuit in 2021.

We hope this list of notable and award-winning children’s books by BC authors and illustrators is helpful for teachers, librarians, and book lovers. You can also browse collections of BC books for kids by new release year, awards, set-in-BC/Canada, age range, and more on our Pinterest board.
2021 nominations, shortlists, and wins are listed in alphabetical order below. Continue reading

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World Read Aloud Day 2022

Join us on February 2, 2022 from 11-11:45 a.m. PST for a free virtual reading and Q&A in support of the 13th annual World Read Aloud Day and don’t forget to enter our giveaways OR book a free mini talk for your school, library or book group! Continue reading

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Why you should shop for the holidays early this year . . .

Short answer: shipping and production issues = rising prices and limited stock. Plus: how you can help! Continue reading

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Writing Kids’ Books: The Inside Story

Did you miss CWILL BC’s big event about breaking into the kidlit industry? Well, fret no further! The event, hosted with the Vancouver Public Library, is now available for viewing! Just click HERE.

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Announcing the 2021 shortlist for The Joan Betty Stuchner — Oy Vey— Funniest Children Book award

It’s April 1, but this is no joke! The Joan Betty Stuchner — Oy Vey! — Funniest Children’s Book Award committee has a very serious announcement to make: our jury has finally stopped laughing long enough to tell us which … Continue reading

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Join us at our Free Event — Writing and Illustrating Kids’ Books: The Inside Story

CWILL BC’s annual panel on becoming a children’s author / illustrator is coming up—and is free to attend. When: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Where: Hosted by the Vancouver Public Library via Zoom. Who: Panelists include Karen Autio, Darren Groth, Melanie Jackson, Sara Leach, Sue Macartney and Lois … Continue reading

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