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FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2010 CANADIAN CHILDREN'S BOOK CENTRE AWARDS

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The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2010 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.

The winners of the English-language awards will be announced in Toronto on November 9, 2010. The winners of the Prix TD de literature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse will be announced earlier, in Montreal on November 2, 2010. Overall, $110,000 in prize monies will be awarded.

TD CANADIAN CHILDREN’S LITERATURE AWARD
Sponsored by TD Bank Financial Group

The Dragon Seer written by Janet McNaughton (HarperCollins Publishers)

Home Free written by Sharon Jennings (Second Story Press)

The Hunchback Assignments written by Arthur Slade (HarperCollins Publishers)

A Thousand Years of Pirates written and illustrated by William Gilkerson (Tundra Books)

Watching Jimmy written by Nancy Hartry (Tundra Books)


PRIX TD DE LITTÉRATURE CANADIENNE POUR L’ENFANCE ET LA JEUNESSE
Sponsored by TD Bank Financial Group

Comme toi! written and illustrated by Geneviève Côté (Éditions Scholastic)

Le geranium written by Mélanie Tellier and illustrated by Melinda Josie (Éditions Marchand)

Monsieur Leloup written and illustrated by Philippe Béha (Éditions Fides)

Rêver à l'envers, c'est encore rêver written by Guy Marchamps and illustated by Marie-Claude Favreau (Soulières éditeur)

Venus d'ailleurs written by Angèle Delaunois, photography by Martine Doyon (Éditions Hurtubise)



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

The Delicious Bug written and illustrated by Janet Perlman (Kids Can Press)

Me and You written and illustrated by Geneviève Côté (Kids Can Press)

Our Corner Grocery Store written by Joanne Schwartz and illustrated by Laura Beingessner (Tundra Books)

Timmerman Was Here written by Colleen Sydor and illustrated by Nicolas Debon (Tundra Books)

You're Mean Lily Jean written by Frieda Wishinsky and illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton (Scholastic Canada)


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

Adventures on the Ancient Silk Road written by Priscilla Galloway with Dawn Hunter (Annick Press)

Born to Write: The Remarkable Lives of Six Famous Authors written by Charis Cotter (Annick Press)

Follow That Map! A First Book of Mapping Skills written and illustrated by Scot Ritchie (Kids Can Press)

A Thousand Years of Pirates written by William Gilkerson (Tundra Books)

Whispers from the Ghettos written by Kathy Kacer and Sharon E. McKay (Puffin Canada)


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

Bitter, Sweet written by Laura Best (Nimbus Publishing)

Crusade written by John Wilson (Key Porter Books)

Haunted written by Barbara Haworth-Attard (HarperTrophyCanada)

Vanishing Girl (The Boy Sherlock Holmes, Book 3) written by Shane Peacock (Tundra Books)

Watching Jimmy written by Nancy Hartry (Tundra Books)


For more information, please visit www.bookcentre.ca.

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