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2015 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards

Created by monnibo
  • Age: 3 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: book awards, children's books, ccbc
September 10, 2015) - The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is excited to announce the finalists for its eight major children’s book awards: —TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award ($30,000) —Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse ($30,000) —Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award ($20,000) —Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction ($10,000) —Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People ($5,000) —John Spray Mystery Award ($5,000) —Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy ($5,000) —Amy Mathers Teen Book Award ($5,000)

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Bus Ride, The

illustrated by Marianne Dubuc
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: adaptations

“This is the first time I'm taking the bus by myself. Mom packed me a snack --- and had me bring my sweater in case I get cold.” But Mom likely didn't imagine the adventure her little girl would have as she rides to her grandmother's house in this sweet picture book. While the bus is taking her down the streets, through a forest and into a pitc …

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Dolphin SOS

by Slavia Miki & Roy Miki, illustrated by Julie Flett
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: marine life, survival stories

Based on true events, Dolphin SOS recounts the story of three dolphins trapped in an icecovered cove off the coast of Newfoundland. After the government fails to provide assistance, local children take matters into their owns hands in order to save the distressed dolphins.

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The Gospel Truth

by Caroline Pignat
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: civil war period (1850-1877), 19th century, novels in verse
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A Brush Full of Colour

The World of Ted Harrison

by Margriet Ruurs & Katherine Gibson
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: art, post-confederation (1867-), painting, emigration & immigration

Now in an updated edition with revised back matter, the quintessential picture-book biography of Ted Harrison (1926–2015)

Ted Harrison’s brightly coloured and wildly imaginative paintings set in the Yukon have become synonymous with the North. His instantly-recognizable images of the land of the midnight sun hang in galleries and private collect …

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Why We Live Where We Live

by Kira Vermond, illustrated by Julie McLaughlin
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 6
tagged: geography, house & home

Why do you live where you do? The answer is a lot more complicated than it might seem. Why that house? Why this community? Why do cities sprout where they do? And what makes living there even possible?
Geography, topography, climate, landscape, food security, politics, economics, and more all play a role in how we choose the place we call home. T …

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Hope Springs

by Eric Walters, illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: orphans & foster homes, weather, africa

A drought has settled in the area around the orphanage where Boniface lives. There are long line-ups at the tiny spring where all the local people get their water, and suddenly the orphans are pushed to the back of the line, unwelcome. Boniface's houseparent, Henry, tells him that the people were mean out of fear--they feared there would not be eno …

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From Vimy to Victory

Canada's Fight to the Finish in World War I

by Hugh Brewster
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: post-confederation (1867-), military & wars

Hugh Brewster captures the remarkable heroism, sacrifice, and victories of Canadian soldiers during the Great War.

All was not quiet on the Western Front during the last years of WWI. Soldiers faced mud, trench foot, bombardments, barbed wire, snipers, and poison gas. Despite dreadful odds, the Canadian Corps moved forward, reaching deep inside enem …

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About That Night

by Norah McClintock
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, death & dying, dating & sex

In the depths of winter, a popular former teacher wanders off into the snow—but she's not the only one to go missing that night.

When Jodie's ex-boyfriend, school bad boy Ronan, shows up, Jordie decides that maybe Derek isn’t the one after all. But before she can end it with him, Derek disappears. Did he run away? Or did something happen to him? …