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Finalists for the 2015 Kids' Book Centre Awards

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 November 18 and Montreal on November 10. Overall, $135,000 in prize monies will be awarded. TD is once again partnering with CBC Books to present the TD Canadian Children's Literature Fan Choice Award. Young people across Canada are encouraged to vote for their favourite book online at from October 1 to 30, 2015. This year, in partnership with Radio-Canada, the Fan Choice Award will also be presented to a French-language title — young readers can vote for their favourite book from September 28 to October 24, 2015 at Two lucky voters will be selected to attend the Montreal and Toronto galas to meet their favourite author/illustrator and present the award. The nominated books exemplify some of the very 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 finalists for each award are listed below.

by Kerry Clare · Tagged kids' books, awards

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illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay

A Brush Full of Colour

The World of Ted Harrison

by (author) Margriet Ruurs & Katherine Gibson

From Vimy to Victory

Canada's Fight to the Finish in World War I

by (author) Hugh Brewster

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

by (author) Christine Baldacchino
illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant

Dolphin SOS

by (author) Slavia Miki & Roy Miki
illustrated by Julie Flett

Hope Springs

by (author) Eric Walters
illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes

Most Magnificent Thing, The

illustrated by Ashley Spires

Nancy Knows

by (author) Cybèle Young


A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers

by (author) David J. Smith
illustrated by Steve Adams

Starting from Scratch

What You Should Know about Food and Cooking

by (author) Sarah Elton
illustrated by Jeff Kulak

Why We Live Where We Live

by (author) Kira Vermond
illustrated by Julie McLaughlin

Arrow through the Axes

by (author) Patrick Bowman

Dance of the Banished

by (author) Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

The Gospel Truth

by (author) Caroline Pignat

Underground Soldier

by (author) Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

About That Night

by (author) Norah McClintock


by (author) William Bell

The Show To End All Shows

Book 2 Of Master Melville's Medicine Show

by (author) Cary Fagan

The Voice inside My Head

by (author) S.J. Laidlaw

The Boundless Gift Edition

by (author) Kenneth Oppel

Sea of Shadows

Age of Legends

by (author) Kelley Armstrong

The Art of Getting Stared At

by (author) Laura Langston

Blues for Zoey

by (author) Robert Paul Weston

What We Hide

by (author) Marthe Jocelyn