Some Canadian Book Award finalists announced

4 Sep

2014 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Literature Awards: Finalists announced

Today, the Canadian Children’s Book Centre the nationally-renowned authority on all things related to youngCanLit, announced the finalists for the 2014 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards.
The seven major children’s book awards, which will be awarded at two invitation-only galas in October and November, include:
  1. TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award ($30,000) Sponsored by TD Bank Group;
  2. Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse ($30,000) Sponsored by TD Bank Group;
  3. Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award ($20,000) Sponsored by A. Charles Baillie;
  4. Norma Fleck Award For Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction ($10,000) Sponsored by the Fleck Family Foundation;
  5. Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People ($5,000) Sponsored by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Bilson Endowment Fund;
  6. John Spray Mystery Award ($5,000) Sponsored by John Spray; and
  7. Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy ($5,000)  Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada.
Here are the short lists for each award category, as announced by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre today:
1. TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award

Branded by the Pink Triangle
by Ken Setterington
Second Story Press

In the Tree House
by Andrew Larsen
Illustrated by Dušan Petričić
Kids Can Press

The Man with the Violin
by Kathy Stinson
Illustrated by Dušan Petričić
Annick Press

Once Upon a Northern Night
by Jean E. Pendziwol
Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
Groundwood Books

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
by Teresa Toten
Doubleday Canada

 2.  Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse 

Destins croisés
par Élizabeth Turgeon
Les Éditions du Boréal

Le lion et l’oiseau
par Marianne Dubuc
Les Éditions de la Pastèque

Ma petite boule d’amour
par Jasmine Dubé
Illustré par Jean-Luc Trudel
Les Éditions de la Bagnole


Le Noël de Marguerite
par India Desjardins
Illustraté par Pascal Blanchet
Les Éditions de la Pastèque

La plus grosse poutine du monde
par Andrée Poulin
Bayard Canada

3. Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award

Fox and Squirrel
by Ruth Ohi

North Winds Press/Scholastic Canada



How To
by Julie Morstad
Simply Read Books

The Man with the Violin
by Kathy Stinson
Illustrated by Dušan Petričić
Annick Press

My Name Is Blessing
by Eric Walters
Illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
Tundra Books

Where Do You Look?
by Marthe Jocelyn and Nell Jocelyn
Tundra Books

4. Norma Fleck Award For Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction

Branded by the Pink Triangle
by Ken Setterington
Second Story Press



A History of Just About Everything: 180 Events, People and Inventions That Changed the World
by Elizabeth MacLeod and Frieda Wishinsky
Illustrated by Qin Leng
Kids Can Press

The Last Train: A Holocaust Story
by Rona Arato
Owlkids Books



Looks Like Daylight: Voices of Indigenous Kids
by Deborah Ellis
Groundwood Books

My Name Is Blessing
by Eric Walters
Illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
Tundra Books

5. Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People
Brothers at War
by Don Cummer
Scholastic Canada

Graffiti Knight
by Karen Bass
Pajama Press
Little Red Lies
by Julie Johnston
Tundra

The Manager
by Caroline Stellings
Cape Breton University Press
Me & Mr. Bell
by Philip Roy
Cape Breton University Press
6. John Spray Mystery Award

The Further Adventures of Jack Lime
by James Leck
Kids Can Press





The Metro Dogs of Moscow
by Rachelle Delaney
Puffin Canada

The Spotted Dog Last Seen
by Jessica Scott Kerrin
Groundwood Books




Whatever Doesn’t Kill You
by Elizabeth Wennick
Orca Book Publishers

Who I’m Not
by Ted Staunton
Orca Book Publishers

6. Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy

Curse of the Dream Witch
by Allan Stratton
Scholastic Canada



Rush (The Game, Book 1)
by Eve Silver
Katherine Teegen/HarperCollins

Sorrow’s Knot
by Erin Bow
Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic




The Stowaways
by Meghan Marentette
Illustrated by Dean Griffiths
Pajama Press

Slated (Slated Trilogy, Book1)
by Teri Terry
Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin Young Readers Group


Hosted by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre and TD Bank Group, the Children’s Literature Awards will celebrate great Canadian children’s books and present the winners of the awards on the evenings of October 28 and November 6, 2014 in Montreal and Toronto, respectively.  
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