Canada Reads 2020

Canada Reads 2020

Five books, five champions, one winner: CBC's annual Battle of the Books has been getting people listening, watching and reading since 2001. Canada Reads is a "literary Survivor," with celebrities championing books. Books are voted ...

Forest of Reading 2020

Forest of Reading 2020

Congratulations to all the Forest of Reading award winners and nominees! On June 16, CBC Books hosted an online awards ceremony for the Forest of Reading 2020, Canada's largest annual literary festival for young readers. ...

Frédéric Back Classics

Frédéric Back Classics

World-renowned animated filmmaker Frédéric Back has devoted his unique talent to a cause that is central to his life and more topical than ever: a profound respect for nature coupled with a keen sense of ...

Inside Information

Inside Information

This remarkable series, produced for CBC's 50th anniversary, offers a rare glimpse into the world of CBC-TV News and information-gathering over the past 50 years. The programs contrast the present with the past in a ...

Inside Voices

Inside Voices

You’re always after your kids (or your students) to use their 'inside voices,' right? On April 17, 2020, CBC Music and CBC Kids launched a month-long project to get kids to use their inside voices to ...

Shakespeare Selfie student writing challenge

Shakespeare Selfie student writing challenge

Over 400 years have passed since the death of William Shakespeare, yet his body of work continues to be studied, explored and enjoyed by audiences in the 21st century. CBC's Shakespeare Selfie is a writing ...

The Black Jacobin

The Black Jacobin

Novelist, historian, Marxist thinker and pre-eminent figure of the African and Caribbean nationalist movements, C.L.R. James was one of the great minds of the 20th century. David Austin profiles the man who wrote "The Black ...

The First Page 2019

The First Page 2019

The First Page student writing challenge returns! For the 2019 challenge, CBC Books wants Grades 7 to 12 students to write the first page of a novel set 150 years in the future, with the ...