Media Release – Discover Alberta books handpicked for the classroom with Alberta Books for Schools

Cover of the Alberta Books for Schools 2022-23 catalogueEdmonton –  The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce the launch of the Alberta Books for Schools catalogue and digital database, a brand-new way to discover Alberta books handpicked for the classroom. Thank you to our funders, in particular the Government of Alberta and the Canada Book Fund, whose contributions made this project possible. 

Alberta Books for Schools combines an annual catalogue of selected titles with the convenience of a continually updated digital database. Evaluated by curriculum mappers from The Alberta Library, all titles include curriculum connections, subject headings, and grade levels. Also identified are audiobooks and eBooks with enhanced accessibility features, to allow educators to find the right formats for their students.

“With over 150 new titles published every year, Alberta’s independent book publishers contribute to a vast resource of school-appropriate titles that tell Alberta’s Story and uplift Alberta’s distinct, diverse voices,” says Kieran Leblanc, Executive Director of the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. “We are excited to bring this new initiative to educators and librarians across Alberta and Canada to help them discover titles published right in their own backyard.”

The printed catalogue will be distributed each fall to Alberta schools, libraries, and booksellers, and made available to Canadian library wholesalers. A searchable database of the entire collection can be accessed at


For more information contact: 

Kieran Leblanc, Executive Director

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