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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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The Case of the Missing Deed

by Ellen Schwartz
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, cooking & food

Take a dash of colorful characters, a pinch of danger, and generous scoops of adventure and you have a terrific culinary mystery for young readers.
Five cousins are looking forward to their annual vacation at their grandmother’s cottage. None of them knows that this may be their last such summer. A mining company has set its sights on the land a …

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Off to Class

Incredible and Unusual Schools Around the World

by Susan Hughes
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 6
tagged: school & education

Travel around the globe to visit some of the world's most incredible schools, and meet the students who attend them, in this best-selling and award-winning nonfiction pick for ages 9 to 12

When North American kids picture a school, odds are they see rows of desks, stacks of textbooks, and linoleum hallways. They probably don’t picture caves, boat …

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This Dark Endeavour

The Apprenticeship Of Victor Frankenstein

by Kenneth Oppel
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
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2011 Governor General’s Literary Awards Finalist - Children's Literature (Text)

Victor Frankenstein leads a charmed life. He and his twin brother, Konrad, and their beautiful cousin Elizabeth take lessons at home and spend their spare time fencing and horseback riding. Along with their friend Henry, they have explored all the hidden passageways an …

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Loon

by Susan Vande Griek, illustrated by Karen Reczuch
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: birds, environmental conservation & protection, zoology

Winner of the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Picture Book Award, the TD Norma Fleck Award, the Vancouver Children's Literature Roundtable Information Book Award, and a USBBY Outstanding International Books Honor Book. Nominated for an OLA Silver Birch Express Tree Award and a Midwest Booksellers Choice Award.

The haunting call of a loon is quin …

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The Whole Truth

by Kit Pearson
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 9 to 14
  • Grade: 4 to 9
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"After it happened they were sent away.” So begins Kit Pearson’s new novel of mystery and family loyalty. It is 1932. Polly, almost ten, and her older sister, Maud, travel by train and boat from Winnipeg to an island between Vancouver and Victoria. There they will live with their grandmother, who will be their guardian. Maud will go to boarding …

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No Ordinary Day

by Deborah Ellis
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: asia, homelessness & poverty, diseases, illnesses & injuries

Shortlisted for the SYRCA 2013 Diamond Willow Award, selected as an American Library Association 2012 Notable Children's Book, a Booklist Editors' Choice, nominated for the OLA Golden Oak Tree Award, and a finalist for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards: Young Adult/Middle Reader Award, the Governor General's Literary Awards: Child …

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Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes

by Jonathan Auxier
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
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Biomimicry

Inventions Inspired by Nature

by Dora Lee, illustrated by Margot Thompson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: discoveries, inventions

Biomimicry examines the extraordinary innovations of the natural world and the human inventions they have inspired. Readers will learn about marvels such as high-performance swimsuits modeled after sharkskin and the sleek front ends of Japanese bullet trains based on the long, streamlined beak of the kingfisher. There's also plenty about what glimm …