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Child & Youth Study

About the Canadian Children's Book Centre Collection (CCBC)



The Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) is a national, not-for-profit organization, founded in 1976. The Centre is dedicated to encouraging, promoting and supporting the reading, writing, illustrating and publishing of Canadian books for young readers. Its library collection includes every Canadian children's book published since 1976, including children's and young adult picture books, fiction, non-fiction and multimedia.

The CCBC maintains mirror collections of Canadian children's books in each region of the country, and the MSVU Library is the Atlantic regional deposit for this collection. There are well over 6,000 books in the collection from Canadian publishers (with our collection dating from the early 1990's). 

The books are shelved on the Lower Level of the library, arranged in alphabetical order by author.

You can access the titles in the CCBC Collection by searching the Novanet catalogue (and limiting your results to the MSVU Canadian Children's Book Collection). 

More information can be found at the CCBC website.

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The staff of the Library at Mount Saint Vincent University wish to acknowledge and thank Jo-Anne Naslund and the Education Library at the University of British Columbia for their kind permission to use their Canadian Children's Literature guide as a template and/or inspiration for this Mount Library guide.