The Canadian Children’s Book Centre has a brand new website up for the Take Home An Original: The Art of the Picture Book auction.
This year’s live and silent auction will be held at the National Gallery of Canada on Tuesday November 24th, 2009 and full details, including ticket info, are on the website. If you are not in Ottawa between November 10 & November 24 to see the artworks in person during the preview at the National Gallery of Canada, you can see them online here.
The auction benefits the Canadian Chidren’s Book Centre, a not-for-profit organisation “dedicated to encouraging, promoting and supporting the reading, writing, illustrating and publishing of Canadian books for young readers”. I can’t say enough good things about this organisation. They provide a wealth of information and support for the Canadian children’s book industry and I encourage anyone interested in kidlit, whether as a librarian, educator, parent, author or illustrator, publisher, bookseller or book lover to learn more about them and the projects they are involved with.