Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Finalists Announced for 2009 Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards

Share |
Finalists Announced for 2009 Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards

The Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) has announced the finalists for the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction and Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People.

In their press release, the CCBC also announced an increase in this year's prize money: "the prize money for the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award/Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse has increased to $25,000 (up from $20,000) and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award has increased to $20,000 (up from $10,000)."

The 2009 finalists:

TD CANADIAN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE AWARD ($25,000)
Sponsored by TD Bank Financial Group

  • Death in the Air, The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Second Case (Tundra Books), written by Shane Peacock
  • Libertad (Fitzhenry & Whiteside), written by Alma Fullerton
  • Shin-chi’s Canoe (Groundwood Books), written by Nicola I. Campbell, illustrated by Kim LaFave
  • Thing-Thing (Tundra Books) written by Cary Fagan, illustrated by Nicolas Debon
  • Word Nerd (Tundra Books) written by Susin Nielsen

PRIX TD DE LITTÉRATURE CANADIENNE POUR L’ENFANCE ET LA JEUNESSE ($25,000)
Sponsored by TD Bank Financial Group

  • Chère Traudi (Éditions Les 400 coups), written and illustrated by Anne Villeneuve
  • La Clé (Éditions de l’Isatis), written by Angèle Delaunois, illustrated by Christine Delezenne
  • L’Étoile de Sarajevo (Éditions Dominique et compagnie), written by Jacques Pasquet, illustrated by Pierre Pratt
  • Le Nouveau parapluie de Floup (Éditions Imagine), written by Carole Tremblay, illustrated by Steve Beshwaty
  • La Vraie histoire de Léo Pointu (Éditions Dominique et compagnie), written and illustrated by Rogé

MARILYN BAILLIE PICTURE BOOK AWARD ($20,000)
Sponsored by A. Charles Baillie

  • Chicken, Pig, Cow (Annick Press), written and illustrated by Ruth Ohi
  • It’s Moving Day (Kids Can Press), written by Pamela Hickman, illustrated by Geraldo Valério
  • Mattland (Annick Press), written by Hazel Hutchins and Gail Herbert, illustrated by Dušan Petričić
  • Shin-chi’s Canoe (Groundwood Books), written by Nicola I. Campbell, illustrated by Kim LaFave
  • Thing-Thing (Tundra Books), written by Cary Fagan, illustrated by Nicolas Debon

NORMA FLECK AWARD FOR CANADIAN CHILDREN’S NON-FICTION ($10,000)
Sponsored by the Fleck Family Foundation

  • The Bite of the Mango (Annick Press), written by Mariatu Kamara with Susan McClelland
  • Inuksuk Journey: An Artist at the Top of the World (Maple Tree Press), written and illustrated by Mary Wallace
  • No Girls Allowed: Tales of Daring Women Dressed As Men for Love, Freedom and Adventure (Kids Can Press), written by Susan Hughes, illustrated by Willow Dawson
  • One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference (Kids Can Press), written by Katie Smith Milway, illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
  • Royal Murder: The Deadly Intrigue of Ten Sovereigns (Annick Press), written by Elizabeth MacLeod

GEOFFREY BILSON AWARD FOR HISTORICAL FICTION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE ($5,000)
Sponsored by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Bilson Endowment Fund

  • The Ancient Ocean Blues (Tundra Books), written by Jack Mitchell
  • The Apprentice’s Masterpiece: A Story of Medieval Spain (Annick Press), written by Melanie Little
  • Child of Dandelions (Second Story Press), written by Shenaaz Nanjji
  • Greener Grass: The Famine Years (Red Deer Press), written by Caroline Pignat
  • The Landing (Kids Can Press), written by John Ibbitson

The winners of the English-language awards will be announced in Toronto on November 19, and the winners of the Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse will be announced in Montreal on November 3.

The TD Canadian Children's Literature Award shortlisted titles will be presented at Toronto's International Festival of Authors (IFOA) on Saturday, October 24. For details, please visit www.readings.org.

For more information about the Canadian Children's Book Centre and this year's award nominees, go to www.bookcentre.ca.

Related item from our archives

JF Robitaille: Minor Dedications

Dundurn

Open Book App Ad