Paulette Bogan perfectly describes every child’s egocentric outlook on how a new friend is “only theirs” in Virgil & Owen. Virgil is so happy to find a polar bear named, Owen. He is so excited to have Owen as his new best friend and to
The CBC created the awards program to allow young readers to voice their opinions about the books being written for them and to help develop a reading list that will motivate children to read more and cultivate a love of reading. The favorite book finalists for this year were determined by close to 15,000 children and teens from across the country. They voted for their favorite books, author, and illustrator at bookstores, school libraries, and at The Children’s Book Council.