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Finalists Announced for CCBC Awards

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The Canadian Children's Book Centre has announced the finalists for three of the four major book awards it administers: the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction, the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People. The winners of the Norma Fleck Award and the Marilyn Baillie Award will each receive $10,000. The winner of the Geoffrey Bilson Award will receive $5,000. The awards will be announced on November 6 at an invitation-only gala in Toronto.

The Canadian Children's Book Centre announced the finalists for the TD Children's Literature Awards in August.

Finalists for the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction

  • At Vimy Ridge: Canada's Greatest World War I Victory (Scholastic Canada), written by Hugh Brewster
  • Birds of Prey: An Introduction (Scholastic Canada/Madison Press), written by Robert Bateman with Nancy Kovacs, illustrated by Robert Bateman
  • The Eco-Diary of Kiran Singer (Tradewind Books), written by Sue Ann Alderson and illustrated by Millie Balance
  • This Is My Planet: The Kids' Guide to Global Warming (Maple Tree Press), written by Jan Thornhill
  • Weird Weather: Everything You Didn't Want to Know About Climate Change but Probably Should Find Out (Groundwood Books), written and illustrated by Kate Evans

Finalists for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award

  • Lickety-Split (Kids Can Press), written by Robert Heidbreder and illustrated by Dusan Petricic
  • My New Shirt (Tundra Books), written by Cary Fagan and illustrated by Dusan Petricic
  • Pink (Groundwood Books), written by Nan Gregory and illustrated by Luc Melanson
  • Please, Louise! (Groundwood Books), written by Frieda Wishinsky and illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay
  • Super Handyman: The Master of Tools (Smith, Bonappétit & Son), written and illustrated by Barroux and translated by Jane Macaulay

Finalists for the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People

  • The Alchemist's Dream (Key Porter Books), written by John Wilson
  • Elijah of Buxton (Scholastic Canada), written by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Eye of the Crow: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His First Case (Tundra Books), written by Shane Peacock
  • Rise of the Golden Cobra (Annick Press), written by Henry T. Aubin
  • Tin Angel (Lobster Press), written by Shannon Cowan

Visit the Canadian Children's Book Centre website to read more about the awards.

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