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2013 TD Children's Literature Awards

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

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by Rachel Hartman
edition: Paperback
also available: Audiobook (CD) Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: medieval

Shortlisted for the 2012 Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Text, Seraphina is now available in paperback!
     Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematic …


Mr. Zinger's Hat

by Cary Fagan, illustrated by Dusan Petricic
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: imagination & play, multigenerational

Cary Fagan is the award-winning author of several young adult novels and picture books. This wonderful new story is about stories, and story-telling, and is sure to enchant and instruct children at home and at school for years to come.
This is the story of a bored little boy, who meets a man, and together they build a story. This story within a s …


One Year in Coal Harbour

by Polly Horvath
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: friendship

Shortlisted for the CLA Book of the Year for Children Award and the IODE Violet Downey Book Award. Selected for the Bankstreet College of Education's Best Children’s Books of the Year 2013.

Readers rejoice -- Primrose Squarp is back! The wise and curious heroine of the Newbery Honor Book Everything on a Waffle is facing another adventure-filled ye …


Kids of Kabul

Living Bravely through a Never-ending War

by Deborah Ellis
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: middle east, military & wars

Boy Soup

by Loris Lesynski, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: humorous stories

When Giant wakes up with a giant cold, he turns to his home medical guide for help. The prescription? A bowl of Boy Soup. Catching the boys is easy, but what he doesn’t count on is Kate. Accidentally kidnapped along with the boys, clever Kate convinces Giant that what the guide really means is a soup made by boys, not one with boys in it.

Kate and …