I am excited to share with you that "Where Do Babies Come From" the first book in the "Just Enough" series by Orca Book Publishers was awarded today with the prestigious OLA "Best Bet" award at OLA's Super Conference in Toronto .
Only 10 titles are chosen each year--out of all the books written by Canadian authors. The book can now proudly wear the "Best Bet" sticker. The book will be showcased at all the OLA events.
Thank you to the Orca team for helping bring this project into realization!
Dr Jillian Roberts
PS--Here is the letter that I received from OLA :)
From: Vivien Keiling <Vivien.Keiling@barrie.ca>
Date: January 25, 2016 at 5:14:10 PM PST
To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Subject: OLA Best Bets - Award winner
After extensive reading and lots of discussion, the Ontario Library Association’s Best Bets committee has finalized our lists and have prepared our Top Ten titles as well as some Honourable Mentions for each of our categories.
Best Bets looks exclusively at titles published in the past year (2015, in this case) that are either written or illustrated by a Canadian or someone living in Canada. Our categories include Picture books, Junior Fiction, Junior Non-Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, and this year we’ve added a Young Adult Non-Fiction category
I wanted to pass along my congratulations that your book “Where Do Babies Come From?” has made this year’s Best Bets top ten list.
The full list will be officially announced at our presentation at next week’s OLA Super Conference and the winning titles will be recognized and available at the OLA Store at the conference (hosted by Tinlids).
I am very excited to share the news that we are going to be getting removable stickers that can be placed on book covers to recognize the award and will be sent to various distributors and publishers. I’m attaching the sticker image – feel free to make use of it on your own website in relation with our winning titles.
One request – please do not publicize this news until we release the list. Once more, we will be releasing the official list of winners and honourable mentions at our session on Friday, January 29 (10am). This list will be posted on the OLA website at this, as well as promoted through various OLA channels.
This information has been shared with your publisher and/or Canadian distributor.
Congratulations again – we really loved your book!
OLA Best Bets Committee Co-Chair