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2013 CCBC Awards Shortlists

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.

by Kerry Clare · Tagged kids' books, awards

Kids of Kabul

Living Bravely Through A Never-Ending War

by (author) Deborah Ellis

I Am Canada: A Call to Battle

The War of 1812, Alexander MacKay, Upper Canada, 1812

by (author) Gillian Chan

Going Up!

Elisha Otis's Trip to the Top

by (author) Monica Kulling
illustrated by David Parkins

Becoming Holmes

The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Final Case

by (author) Shane Peacock

Island Of Doom

by (author) Arthur Slade

The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen

by (author) Susin Nielsen

Mr. King's Things

illustrated by Genevieve Cote

Real Justice: Fourteen and Sentenced to Death

The story of Steven Truscott

Devil's Pass

by (author) Sigmund Brouwer

The Stamp Collector

by (author) Jennifer Lanthier
illustrated by François Thisdale

Virginia Wolf

by (author) Kyo Maclear
illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault

Rescuing the Children

The Story of the Kindertransport

by (author) Deborah Hodge

Making Bombs for Hitler

by (author) Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

Violins of Autumn

by (author) Amy McAuley

Yesterday's Dead

by (author) Pat Bourke


by (author) Michael Betcherman


by (author) Rachel Hartman