Toronto Public Library Includes Elise Gravel and Gabrielle Grimard on List of Best Canadian Books of the Year
November 30, 2016
The Toronto Public Library released a First and Best 2016 list, naming the books they thought were the best Canadian books of the year. Included in this list were their Top Ten Picks for Kids Under Five. Two of the books to make this list were Lila and the Crow, by Gabrielle Grimard, and The Toad, by Elise Gravel. Congratulations, Elise and Gabrielle!
Gene Barretta, Gerald Kelley, Elise Gravel, Vanessa B Newton, and Josée Masse Nominated for CYBIL 2016 Award
October 10, 2016
The Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers Literary (CYBIL) Awards is an award given out every year for juvenile and children’s books that successfully combine literary merit and popular appeal. Every year, a list of nominees is created, and from this list, the winners are chosen. This year, five of our authors/illustrators were nominated for six different books!
Juvenile and Elementary Nonfiction:
- Sky High: George Ferris’s Big Wheel (Step Into Reading), written by Monica Kulling and illustrated by Gene Barretta
- Grover Cleveland, Again!, written by Ken Burns and illustrated by Gerald Kelley
- The Toad (Disgusting Critters Series), written and illustrated by Elise Gravel
Fiction Picture Books/Board Books:
Middle Grade Fiction:
- The Nine Lives of Jacob Tibbs, written by Cylin Busby and illustrated by Gerald Kelley
- Echo Echo: Reverso Poems About Greek Myths, written by Marilyn Singer and illustrated by Josée Masse
Congratulations to our talented authors and illustrators! To find out more about the CYBIL awards and who else has been nominated, visit their site here.