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Shortlist for The 2015 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards Announced

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Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards

The 2015 shortlist for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards was announced yesterday. The shortlist is divided into two categories, one for Children's Picture Books and one for Young Adult/Middle Reader, and one winner will be selected from each list by student jurors from Alexander Muir/Gladstone Avenue Junior and Senior Public School.

Five students in Grades Three and Four will select the winner of the Children's Picture Book Award, and five students in Grades Seven and Eight will choose the Young Adult/Middle Reader award recipient. Each winning author will take home a $6,000 prize.

The awards will be announced at the school on Friday, May 15, 2015.

The 2015 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards:

Children's Picture Book Award

  • Margriet Ruurs and Katherine Gibson for A Brush Full of Colour: The World of Ted Harrison (Pajama Press)
  • Kathy Kacer for The Magician of Auschwitz (Kids Can Press)
  • Ashley Spires for The Most Magnificent Thing (Kids Can Press)
  • Cybèle Young for Nancy Knows (Tundra Books)
  • Geneviève Côté for Starring Me and You (Kids Can Press)

Young Adult/Middle Reader Award

  • Dan Bar-el for Audrey (cow) (Tundra Books)
  • Kenneth Oppel for The Boundless (HarperCollins Canada)
  • William Bell for Julian (Doubleday Canada)
  • Polly Horvath for Lord and Lady Bunny – Almost Royalty! (Groundwood Books)
  • Deborah Ellis for Moon at Nine (Pajama Press)

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