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2018 Silver Birch Fiction Award Nominees

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Congratulations to the nominated writers!

The 2017 CCBC Awards

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The Canadian Children's Book Centre presented their annual awards on November 21 in Toronto. These awards celebrate the very best of Canadian children's literature. One more book that belongs on this list is EXIT: PURSUED BY A BEAR, by EJ Johnston, winner of the Amy Mathers Teen Book Award.

2017 CDN Children’s Book Centre Awards Finalists

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The nominated books exemplify some of the very best work by Canadian authors and illustrators from across the country. The winners of the English-language awards will be announced at an invitation-only gala event at The Carlu in Toronto on November 21, 2017. The winners of the French-language awards, including the inaugural Prix Harry Black de l’album jeunesse, will be announced at an invitation-only gala event at Le Windsor in Montreal on November 8, 2017. Overall, $135,000 in prize monies will be awarded. - See more at: http://bookcentre.ca/finalists-2017-ccbc-awards/#sthash.MmgpxfOA.dpuf

2017 Forest of Reading Award Winners

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Forest of Reading Awards, selected by Ontario Library Association librarians. The Forest of Reading is Canada's largest recreational reading program. It offers eight reading programs to encourage a love of reading in people of all ages. The Forest helps celebrate Canadian books, publishers, authors and illustrators. More than 250,000 readers participate annually from their School and/or Public Library. All Ontarians/Canadians are invited to participate via their local public library, school library, or individually.

2017 Forest of Reading Nominees

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The Forest of Reading® is Canada's largest recreational reading program! This initiative of the Ontario Library Association (OLA) offers eight reading programs to encourage a love of reading in people of all ages. The Forest helps celebrate Canadian books, publishers, authors and illustrators. More than 250,000 readers participate annually from their School and/or Public Library. All Ontarians/Canadians are invited to participate via their local public library, school library, or individually.

Winners of GG's Awards for Kids Books 2012–17

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These are the books that have won Governor General's Literature Awards for children's text and children's illustrated fiction from 2012–17.

2016 Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards

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The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is delighted to announce the finalists for the following eight major awards for Canadian children’s books: TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award ($30,000) Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse ($30,000) Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award ($20,000) Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction ($10,000) Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People ($5,000) John Spray Mystery Award ($5,000) Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy ($5,000) Amy Mathers Teen Book Award ($5,000) The nominated books exemplify some of the very best work by Canadian authors and illustrators from across the country. The winners of the English-language awards will be announced at an invitation-only gala event at The Carlu in Toronto on November 17, 2016. The winners of the Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse will be announced at an invitation-only gala event at Le Windsor in Montreal on November 1, 2016. Overall, $135,000 in prize monies will be awarded. - See more at: http://bookcentre.ca/2016-ccbc-awards-finalists/#sthash.K4ftnDNA.dpuf

2016 Children's Book Centre Awards Winners

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The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is thrilled to announce the winners of its seven English-language children’s book awards. The TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award was given to author Melanie Florence and illustrator François Thisdale, who will share the $30,000 prize, for their picture book Missing Nimâmâ (Clockwise Press); an additional $12,500 was divided between the winning book’s publisher and the creators of the other four nominated titles. Seven awards in total were given out: - See more at: http://bookcentre.ca/2016-ccbc-award-winners/#sthash.MnjeA2b8.dpuf Missing from our list Sex Is a Funny Word: A Book About Bodies, Feelings, and You, written by Cory Silverberg and illustrated by Fiona Smyth, which won the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction

2016 Forest of Reading Award Winners

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These are the winners for the various sub-awards under the OLA's Forest of Reading program.

Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Awards 2016 Shortlists

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Toronto, May 12, 2016 – The 2016 shortlist for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards was announced today. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Schwartz Children’s Book Awards – the only Canadian literary award where student juries work together to choose the winning books. This year’s winners will be chosen by student juries from Toronto’s Scarborough Village Alternative Public School. The announcement will take place during a school assembly on Wednesday, June 22.

2015 OLA Blue Spruce Nominees

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Part of the OLA Forest of Reading Program

CLA 2015 Young Adult Book Award Shortlist

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The Canadian Library Association / Association canadienne des bibliothèques is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2015 Young Adult Book Award. The award is generously sponsored by Library Services Centre and recognizes an author of an outstanding English-language Canadian work of fiction (novel, collection of short stories or graphic novel), published in 2014 that appeals to young adults between the ages of 13 and 18.

2015 Canadian Children's Book Awards

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The awards were presented on November 18 in Toronto, celebrating the best children's books published in the previous year. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees! Not listed here is The Night Gardener, by Jonathan Auxier, which was awarded The TD Children's Book Award and the Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy.

2015 GGs: Children's Book Finalists

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Ten authors and illustrators are GG finalists this year: check them out! (The first five are for writing, while the latter five are for illustration.)

2015 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards

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September 10, 2015) - The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is excited to announce the finalists for its eight major children’s book awards: —TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award ($30,000) —Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse ($30,000) —Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award ($20,000) —Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction ($10,000) —Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People ($5,000) —John Spray Mystery Award ($5,000) —Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy ($5,000) —Amy Mathers Teen Book Award ($5,000)

2015 Forest of Reading Winners

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TORONTO, ON (May 13, 2015) – The votes are in! Over 250,000 children have participated in the Ontario Library Association’s (OLA) annual Forest of Reading program and have helped to choose the best Canadian authors and illustrators of our time. The awards were presented on May 12 and 13 at the Toronto Festival of Trees, a “rock star concert for authors” hosted at the Harbourfront Centre. (See http://ola.informz.ca/informzdataservice/onlineversion/ind/bWFpbGluZ2luc3RhbmNlaWQ9NTQ4NzI2JnN1YnNjcmliZXJpZD05MTIzMTUyNjI= for full list with French language titles)

2015 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award Shortlist

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(Ottawa, March 5, 2015) - The Canadian Library Association / Association canadienne des bibliothèques is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2015 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award. This award is generously sponsored by Library Services Centre and recognizes an illustrator of a noteworthy Canadian book, published in 2014, that appeals to children up to the age of 12 years.

Finalists for the 2015 Kids' Book Centre Awards

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The winners will be announced at the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Awards and Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse – two invitation-only gala events in Toronto on November 18 and Montreal on November 10. Overall, $135,000 in prize monies will be awarded. TD is once again partnering with CBC Books to present the TD Canadian Children's Literature Fan Choice Award. Young people across Canada are encouraged to vote for their favourite book online at CBCBooks.ca from October 1 to 30, 2015. This year, in partnership with Radio-Canada, the Fan Choice Award will also be presented to a French-language title — young readers can vote for their favourite book from September 28 to October 24, 2015 at ici.radio-canada.ca/coinlecture. Two lucky voters will be selected to attend the Montreal and Toronto galas to meet their favourite author/illustrator and present the award. The nominated books exemplify some of the very best work by Canadian authors and illustrators. The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is proud to share these titles and the juries’ notes with you. The finalists for each award are listed below.

2014 Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards

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The awards were presented on November 6 in Toronto.

2014 Children's Book Centre Awards Finalists

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The winners will be announced at the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Awards and Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse – two invitation-only gala events in Toronto on November 6 and Montreal on October 28. Overall, $130,000 in prize monies will be awarded. The nominated books exemplify some of the very best work by Canadian authors and illustrators. The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is proud to share these titles and the juries’ notes with you. This year, TD is once again partnering with CBC Books to present the TD Canadian Children's Literature Fan Choice Award. Young people across Canada are encouraged to vote for their favourite book online at CBCBooks.ca, starting on September 18, 2014. One lucky voter will be selected to win a trip to Toronto to meet their favourite author/illustrator and to present the award at the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award gala event on November 6, 2014.

2013 Forest of Reading Winners

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Announced May 16 in Toronto at the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading Event.

2013 TD Children's Literature Awards

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These were presented on October 22 in Toronto. Congratulations to the winners and nominees!

2013 CCBC Awards Shortlists

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The nominated books exemplify some of the best work by Canadian authors and illustrators. The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is proud to share these titles and the juries’ notes with you. The winners will be announced at the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Awards and Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse – two invitation-only gala events in Toronto on October 22 and Montreal on October 29. Overall, $130,000 in prize monies will be awarded.

2012 Forest of Reading Winners

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Celebrating the best in Canadian children's literature.

2012 Children's Book Centre Awards Shortlists

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The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is pleased to announce the finalists for its seven major children’s book awards – the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction, Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, John Spray Mystery Award and the inaugural Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy. The winners will be announced at The TD Canadian Children`s Literature Awards and Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse, two invitation-only gala events in Toronto and Montreal later this Fall. Overall, $120,000 in prize monies will be awarded.