Contemporary Canadian Picture Books - Summary

Contemporary Canadian Picture Books:
A Critical Review for Educators, Librarians, Families, Researchers & Writers

This enriched reference guide (Brill Publishing, 2021) offers a unique overview of more than 200 picture books published by Canadian publishing houses between 2017 – 2019. The authors cover key themes in contemporary Canadian titles that match broad curriculum trends in education. Response activities are included in the text, such as frameworks for critical literacy discussions, along with annotated bibliographies that specifically recognize titles by Indigenous authors and illustrators. The book also contains original interviews with a dozen new rising stars in Canadian writing and book illustration. While this title is specifically geared for educators, it also supports public libraries, Education researchers, and future picture book creators, as well as families who are interested in learning more about reading development and related literacy activities for the home setting. Available in Open Access as well as hardcover and paperback.

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