12 contemporary Canadian picture books every home should have

Did you know November is Picture Book Month? Get this list and read to some kids already.

May 7 to 14, 2016 marks TD Canadian Children's Book Week! Authors, illustrators and storytellers are travelling across Canada to spread the love of reading from coast to coast. To celebrate, here are a dozen of our most favourite recent Canadian picture books. Find out more about TD Canadian Children's Book Week events here.

Sidewalk Flowers won the 2015 Governor General's Literary Award for children's literature. (Groundwood Books/Annick Press)
  • Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson, illustrated by Sydney Smith
  • When I Was Eight by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
Maggie's Chopsticks won the 2013 Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize. (Scholastic/Kids Can Press)
The Man with the Violin won the 2014 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award. (Groundwood Books/Annick Press)
Big Red Lollipop was listed in The New York Times top ten illustrated books of 2010. (Scholastic/Viking Books for Young Readers)
Virginia Wolf won the Governor General's Literary Award for children's literature (illustration) in 2012. (Kids Can Press/Candlewick Press)
Any Questions? won the 2015 CBC Fan Choice Award and was a 2015 finalist for the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award. (Groundwood Books/Groundwood Books)



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