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FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2013 CANADIAN CHILDREN’S BOOK CENTRE AWARDS

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FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2013 CANADIAN CHILDREN’S BOOK CENTRE AWARDS

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is pleased to announce the finalists for its seven major children’s book awards. The winners will be announced at the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Awards in Toronto on October 22 and Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse in Montreal on October 29. The nominated books exemplify some of the best work by Canadian authors and illustrators. Overall, $130,000 in prize monies will be awarded.

New this year, TD is partnering with CBC Books to present the TD Canadian Children's Literature Fan Choice Award. Young readers will have the opportunity to pick their favourite book from the shortlisted TD Award titles in an online poll starting Monday, September 9 on www.cbc.ca/books/kids. The book with the most votes will win, and one lucky entrant will win a trip to Toronto to present the award at the gala ceremony on October 22.

This year’s nominees are:

TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award ($30,000), Sponsored by TD Bank Group

Kids of Kabul: Living Bravely Through a Never-Ending War
Written by Deborah Ellis (Simcoe, ON)
Groundwood Books
for ages 11 and up

One Year in Coal Harbour
Written by Polly Horvath (Victoria, BC)
Groundwood Books
for ages 9-13

The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
Written by Susin Nielsen (Vancouver, BC)
Tundra Books
for ages 11 and up

The Stamp Collector
Written by Jennifer Lanthier (Toronto, ON)
Illustrated by François Thisdale (Carignan, QC)
Fitzhenry & Whiteside
for ages 8 and up

Virginia Wolf
Written by Kyo Maclear (Toronto, ON)
Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault (Montreal, QC)
Kids Can Press
for ages 5-10

Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse ($30,000), Sponsored by TD Bank Group

À la recherche du bout du monde
Written by Michel Noël (Quebec City, QC)
Éditions Hurtubise HMH
for ages 11 and up

La clé à molette
Written and illustrated by Élise Gravel (Montreal, QC)
Éditions La courte échelle

Jane, le renard & moi
Written by Fanny Britt (Montreal, QC)
Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault (Montreal, QC)
Éditions La Pastèque
for ages 11 and up

Mingan, mon village
Poems by Inuit schoolchildren
Illustrated by Rogé (Montreal, QC)
Éditions de la Bagnole
for ages 9 and up

Tu me prends en photo
Written by Marie-Francine Hébert (Montreal, QC)
Illustrated by Jean-Luc Trudel (Montreal, QC)
Éditions Les 400 coups
for ages 10 and up

Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award ($20,000), Sponsored by A. Charles Baillie

Mr. King’s Things
Written and illustrated by Geneviève Côté (Montreal, QC)
Kids Can Press
for ages 3-7

Mr. Zinger’s Hat
Written by Cary Fagan (Toronto, ON)
Illustrated by Dušan Petričić (Toronto, ON)
Tundra Books
for ages 4-8

The Stamp Collector
Written by Jennifer Lanthier (Toronto, ON)
Illustrated by François Thisdale (Carignan, QC)
Fitzhenry & Whiteside
for ages 8 and up

Uncle Wally’s Old Brown Shoe
Written and illustrated by Wallace Edwards (Yarker, ON)
Orca Book Publishers
for ages 4-8

Virginia Wolf
Written by Kyo Maclear (Toronto, ON)
Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault (Montreal, QC)
Kids Can Press
for ages 5-10

Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction ($10,000), Sponsored by the Fleck Family Foundation

Going Up! Elisha Otis’s Trip to the Top(Great Idea)
Written by Monica Kulling (Toronto, ON)
Illustrated by David Parkins (Lansdowne, ON)
Tundra Books
for ages 6-10

Kate & Pippin: An Unlikely Love Story
Written by Martin Springett (Toronto, ON)
Photographs by Isobel Springett (Courtenay, BC)
Puffin Canada
for ages 5-8

Kids of Kabul: Living Bravely Through a Never-Ending War
Written by Deborah Ellis (Simcoe, ON)
Groundwood Books
for ages 11 and up

Real Justice: Fourteen and Sentenced to Death – The Story of Steven Truscott (Real Justice)
Written by Bill Swan (Courtice, ON)
James Lorimer
for ages 13 and up

Rescuing the Children: The Story of the Kindertransport
Written by Deborah Hodge (Vancouver, BC)
Tundra Books
for ages 10 and up

Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People ($5,000), Sponsored by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Bilson Endowment Fund

A Call to Battle (I Am Canada)
Written by Gillian Chan (Dundas, ON)
Scholastic Canada
for ages 10-14

The Lynching of Louie Sam
Written by Elizabeth Stewart (Vancouver, BC)
Annick Press
for ages 12 and up

Making Bombs for Hitler
Written by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch (Brantford, ON)
Scholastic Canada
for ages 9-14

Violins of Autumn
Written by Amy McAuley (London, ON)
Walker Publishing Company, Inc.
for ages 12 and up

Yesterday’s Dead
Written by Pat Bourke (Toronto, ON)
Second Story Press
for ages 10-14

John Spray Mystery Award ($5,000), Sponsored by John Spray

Becoming Holmes (The Boy Sherlock Holmes)
Written by Shane Peacock (Baltimore, ON)
Tundra Books
for ages 11-14

Breakaway
Written by Michael Betcherman (Toronto, ON)
Razorbill / Penguin Group
for ages 13 and up

Devil’s Pass (Seven the series)
Written by Sigmund Brouwer (Red Deer, AB)
Orca Book Publishers
for ages 12-14

The Lynching of Louie Sam
Written by Elizabeth Stewart (Vancouver, BC)
Annick Press
for ages 12 and up

Neil Flambé and the Tokyo Treasure (The Neil Flambé Capers)
Written and illustrated by Kevin Sylvester (Toronto, ON)
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
for ages 8-13

Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy ($5,000), Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada

The Girl With Borrowed Wings
Written by Rinsai Rossetti (Al Ain, UAE)
Dial Books
for ages 14 and up

Island of Doom: The Hunchback Assignments IV
Written by Arthur Slade (Saskatoon, SK)
HarperCollins Publishers

Rebel Heart (Dustlands)
Written by Moira Young (Bath, UK)
Doubleday Canada
for ages 14 and up

Seraphina
Written by Rachel Hartman (Vancouver, BC)
Doubleday Canada
for ages 14 and up

Shadows Cast by Stars
Written by Catherine Knutsson (Nanaimo, BC)
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
for ages 12 and up

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