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2012 Children's Book Centre Awards Shortlists

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tagged: children's book centre awards
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.

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I Am Canada: Shot at Dawn

World War I, Allan McBride, France, 1917

by John Wilson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
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Sentenced to death for abandoning his unit, a soldier recounts the events leading up to his arrest.

The reality of trench warfare is a shock to Allan McBride. Like many other young soldiers, he enthusiastically signed up for the chance to join the war effort and be a part of the fighting. But after months in the ravaged battlefields, watching men, i …

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Held

by Edeet Ravel
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
tagged: love & romance

Seventeen-year-old Chloe’s summer vacation in Greece comes to an abrupt end when she is suddenly bound, gagged and whisked away to an unidentified location. Waking up from a drug-induced sleep, she finds herself in a squalid warehouse. Chloe can only imagine the worst. After several days of total isolation and utter despair, Chloe faces a new thr …

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Without You

illustrated by Geneviève Côté
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: friendship, self-esteem & self-reliance

In this delightful companion book to the acclaimed Me and You, two friends discover the joy of togetherness.

Award-winning author-illustrator Geneviève Côté returns with another endearing story featuring two very different friends. After falling out over a spilled wagon of toys, a fussy bunny and an exuberant piggy explore all the things they can …