September 11, 2015

2015 Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards: Finalists announced!


(Normally I don't post award short-lists or winners here but I always make a few exceptions for ones that I consider especially important to youngCanLit.  As such, I am posting here an identical post that will be added to my CanLit for LittleCanadians: Awards blog. No need to read it twice!)

Yesterday, the Canadian Children's Book Centre, our nationally-renowned authority on all things related to youngCanLit, announced the finalists for the 2015 Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards.

The eight major children's book awards, which will be awarded at two invitation-only galas in October, include:
  1. TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award ($30,000) Sponsored by TD Bank Group;
  2. Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse ($30,000) Sponsored by TD Bank Group; 
  3. Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award ($20,000) Sponsored by A. Charles Baillie;
  4. Norma Fleck Award For Canadian Children's Non-Fiction ($10,000) Sponsored by the Fleck Family Foundation;
  5. Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People ($5,000) Sponsored by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Bilson Endowment Fund;
  6. John Spray Mystery Award ($5,000) Sponsored by John Spray of Mantis Investigation Agency; 
  7. Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy ($5,000)  Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada; and
  8. Amy Mathers Teen Book Award ($5,000) Sponsored by Amy Mathers' Marathon of Books 

Here are the short lists for each award category, as announced by the Canadian Children's Book Centre yesterday:

Any Questions?
Written and illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay
Groundwood Books

Reviewed here
A Brush Full of Colour: The World of Ted Harrison
Written by Margriet Ruurs and Katherine Gibson
Pajama Press

Reviewed here

From Vimy to Victory: Canada's Fight to the Finish in World War I
Written by Hugh Brewster
Scholastic Canada

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress
Written by Christine Baldacchino
Illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant
Groundwood Books

Reviewed here
The Night Gardener
Written by Jonathan Auxier
Puffin Canada


Reviewed here












L'autobus
Written and illustrated by Marianne Dubuc
Comme des géants

Pablo trouve un trésor
Written by Andrée Poulin
Illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant
Éditions Les 400 coups

Papillons de l’ombre
Written by Agnès Grimaud
Dominique et compagnie

Quand j'écris avec mon cœur
Written and illustrated by Mireille Levert
Éditions de la Bagnole

Le voleur de sandwichs
Written by André Marois
Illustrated by Patrick Doyon
Éditions de la Pastèque
















Dolphin SOS
Written by Roy Miki and Slavia Miki
Illustrated by Julie Flett
Tradewind Books

From There to Here
Written by Laurel Croza
Illustrated by Matt James
Groundwood Books

Reviewed here

Hope Springs
Written by Eric Walters
Illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
Tundra Books

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress
Written by Christine Baldacchino
Illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant
Groundwood Books

Reviewed here
The Most Magnificent Thing
Written and illustrated by Ashley Spires
Kids Can Press

Nancy Knows
Written and illustrated by Cybèle Young
Tundra Books







From Vimy to Victory: Canada's Fight to the Finish in World War I
Written by Hugh Brewster
Scholastic Canada

If: A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers
Written by David J. Smith
Illustrated by Steve Adams
Kids Can Press

Residential Schools, With the Words and Images of Survivors: A National History
Written by Larry Loyie with Wayne K. Spear and Constance Brissenden
Indigenous Education Press

Starting from Scratch: What You Should Know about Food and Cooking
Written by Sarah Elton
Illustrated by Jeff Kulak
Owlkids Books

Why We Live Where We Live
Written by Kira Vermond
Illustrated by Julie McLaughlin
Owlkids Books















Arrow through the Axes: Odyssey of a Slave: Book III 
Written by Patrick Bowman
Ronsdale Press

Reviewed here

Dance of the Banished
Written by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Pajama Press

Reviewed here

The Gospel Truth
Written by Caroline Pignat
Red Deer Press
Underground Soldier
Written by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Scholastic Canada

Reviewed here

Unspeakable
Written by Caroline Pignat
Razorbill
















About That Night
Written by Norah McClintock
Orca Book Publishers

Dead Man’s Switch
Written by Sigmund Brouwer
Harvest House Publishers

Julian
Written by William Bell
Doubleday Canada

The Show to End All Shows (Master Melville's Medicine Show, Book 2)
Written by Cary Fagan
Puffin Canada

The Voice Inside My Head
Written by S.J. Laidlaw
Tundra Books






The Boundless
Written by Kenneth Oppel
HarperCollins Publishers

Reviewed here
The Nethergrim
Written by Matthew Jobin
Philomel Books

The Night Gardener
Written by Jonathan Auxier
Puffin Canada

Reviewed here
Sea of Shadows
Written by Kelley Armstrong
Doubleday Canada

The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim
Written by E. K. Johnston
Carolrhoda Books








The Art of Getting Stared At
Written by Laura Langston
Razorbill Canada

Blues for Zoey
Written by Robert Paul Weston
Razorbill Canada

Reviewed here

The Bodies We Wear
Written by Jeyn Roberts
Knopf Books for Young Readers

The Gospel Truth
Written by Caroline Pignat
Red Deer Press

Reviewed here



What We Hide
Written by Marthe Jocelyn
Tundra Books

Reviewed here





Hosted by the Canadian Children's Book Centre and TD Bank Group, the TD Canadian Children's Literature Awards will celebrate great Canadian children's books and present the winners of the awards on the evenings of November 18 and November 10, 2015 in Toronto and Montreal, respectively. 

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