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2014 Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards

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The awards were presented on November 6 in Toronto.

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The Last Train

A Holocaust Story

by Rona Arato
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 100
  • Grade: 6 to 17
tagged: holocaust, judaism, siblings, historical

The Last Train is the harrowing true story about young brothers Paul and Oscar Arato and their mother, Lenke, surviving the Nazi occupation during the final years of World War II.  Living in the town of Karcag, Hungary, the Aratos felt insulated from the war — even as it raged all around them. Hungary is allied with Germany to protect its citizen …

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Sorrow's Knot

by Erin Bow
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: fantasy & magic, girls & women, death & dying

Winner of the 2014 Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy, from the author of Plain Kate.

 

At the very edge of the world live the Shadowed People. And with them live the dead.There, in the village of Westmost, Otter is born to power. She is the proud daughter of Willow, the greatest binder of the dead in generations. It will be Otter’ …

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Who I'm Not

by Ted Staunton
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: orphans & foster homes, law & crime, general (see also headings under social themes)

Danny has survived everything life has thrown at him: being abandoned at birth, multiple abusive foster homes, life as a con man in training. But when his latest "protector" dies suddenly, Danny has to think fast or he'll be back in foster care again. He decides to assume the identity of a boy who disappeared three years before. If nothing else, he …

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The Man with the Violin

by Kathy Stinson, illustrated by Dusan Petricic
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: 5 to 8
tagged: music

Winner of the 2014 TD Children's Literature Award

Now in paperback! Dylan is someone who notices things. His mom is someone who doesn't. So try as he might, Dylan can't get his mom to listen to the man playing the violin in the subway station. But Dylan is swept away by the beautiful music that fills the air as crowds of oblivious people hurry past. …

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Graffiti Knight

by Karen Bass
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 11
tagged: siblings, parents, europe

After a childhood cut short by war and the harsh strictures of Nazi Germany, sixteen-year-old Wilm is finally tasting freedom. In spite of the scars World War II has left on his hometown, Leipzig, and in spite of the oppressive new Soviet regime, Wilm is finding his own voice. It's dangerous, of course, to be sneaking out at night to leave messages …

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In the Tree House

by Andrew Larsen, illustrated by Dusan Petricic
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: boys & men, siblings

An evocative story about two brothers who are growing up (one faster than the other), an unusual summer night and a special tree house that proves childhood is not just a time but also a place.

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How To

by Julie Morstad
edition: Hardcover
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This imaginative ehow to' book explores whimsical ways of doing a host of different tasks, including ehow to wonder', ehow to see the breeze', and ehow to be brave'. With evocative text and images by award-winning illustrator Julie Morstad, this book will bring wonder into the lives of all ages.

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Doors in the Air

by David Weale, illustrated by Pierre Pratt
edition: Hardcover
also available: Audiobook eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: imagination & play, stories in verse, emotions & feelings

Doors in the Air is the story of a boy who is fascinated by doors. He marvels at how stepping through a doorway can take him from one world to another. He is especially enthralled by the doors of his imagination, which he refers to as "doors in the air." He delights in discovering that when he passes through these doors, he leaves behind all feeli …