Tonight, the Canadian Children's Book Centre, our nationally-renowned authority on all things related to youngCanLit, and the TD Bank Group announced the winners of the 2014 TD Canadian Children's Literature Awards. (Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l'enfance et la jeunesse was announced days earlier in Montreal.)
The children's book awards include the following:
- TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award ($30,000) Sponsored by TD Bank Group;
- TD Canadian Children's Literature Fan Choice Award Sponsored by CBC;
- Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse ($30,000) Sponsored by TD Bank Group;
- Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award ($20,000) Sponsored by A. Charles Baillie;
- Norma Fleck Award For Canadian Children's Non-Fiction ($10,000) Sponsored by the Fleck Family Foundation;
- Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People ($5,000) Sponsored by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Bilson Endowment Fund;
- John Spray Mystery Award ($5,000) Sponsored by John Spray; and
- Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy ($5,000) Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada.
Congratulations to the Winners in each category!
The Man with the Violinby Kathy Stinson
Illustrated by Dušan Petričić
The Last Train: A Holocaust Story
by Rona Arato
by Erin Bow
Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic
And a new award, the Amy Mathers Teen Book Award, was announced, commemorating Amy's Marathon of Books (amysmarathonofbooks.ca), her endeavour to read one YACanLit a day for one year, having started January 1, 2014. The new award will be handed out for the first time in 2015.
It was a glorious night of winners for everyone!