Young Alberta Book Society

Martyn Godfrey Award Winners!

Head to our Martyn Godfrey page to check out all of the winners as well as several honourable mentions!


Year-Round Bookings in Edmonton

We are now handling non-subsidized year-round bookings for Edmonton Public Schools! YABS is an approved vendor with EPSB, which means that all schools in the Edmonton Public system have access to any of the artists on our roster. Please contact us for details if you're interested in booking an artist through us outside of Taleblazers!

How You Can Help

If you're looking into charitable donations, we hope you'll consider giving or requesting a donation to the Young Alberta Book Society. We are now members of the ATB Cares program which matches which contributes an additional 15% of every donation -- and they also cover all of the transaction costs! Donations can be made to YABS through ATB Cares here. You can also make a safe, secure, tax deductible donation through!


It is with great sadness that we share the news that Larry Loyie passed away on April 18 at the age of 82. Larry was a YABS member for many years, bringing stories of his life and his Cree heritage to children all over Alberta. We were very fortunate to spend time with Larry at Story Avenue and teacher conventions over the years and always looked forward to his smile which brightened every room he entered. Larry will be greatly missed. We extend our condolences to his partner, Constance Brissenden and the rest of his family and loved ones.

The YABS office sometimes experiences variable hours and occasional closures to accommodate meetings, professional development opportunities, and holidays. Please do be sure to call ahead if you plan to stop in for a visit.