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I was very excited to learn that THE WINNOWING is the 2019 MYRCA Northern Lights Honour Book! I had the pleasure of visiting Manitoba during last year's Canadian Children's Book Week and I had the opportunity to meet with many dedicated readers and aspiring writers. I learned firsthand how passionate young Manitobans are about reading,… Continue reading MYRCA News!

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The Best Moments in Children’s Books, 2014

There were some shining moments in the children's book world in 2014. This year we encouraged children to practice their reading with cats, celebrated graphic novels, established a new YA award in Canada, and took a stand on diversity. Mac Barnett's TED talk Barnett's books are funny, clever, and sophisticated, but never at the expense… Continue reading The Best Moments in Children’s Books, 2014