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2015 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards

Created by monnibo
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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The Gospel Truth

by Caroline Pignat
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
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
  • age: 6 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: art, post-confederation (1867-), painting

The true story of how a boy's passion for learning saved him from a life in England's coal mines and led him to a career as an internationally acclaimed artist and illustrator, famed for his images of Canada's north. Includes full-colour reproductions of Ted Harrison's art and a preface by the artist himself.

Ted Harrison’s brightly coloured and w …

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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 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, death & dying, dating & sex

In the depths of winter, a woman wanders off in the snow. She is a popular former teacher and wife of a local policeman. A full-blown search begins.
Meanwhile, Derek is staying with his new girlfriend and her parents while his family is out of town. He can’t believe his luck—Jordie is the hottest girl in school, and he’s going out with her. W …

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Dance of the Banished

by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 11
tagged: prejudice & racism, military & wars, emigration & immigration

Ali and his fiancée Zeynep dream about leaving their home in Anatolia and building a new life together in Canada. But their homeland is controlled by the Turkish government, which is on the brink of war with Britain and Russia. And although Ali finds passage to Canada to work, he is forced to leave Zeynep behind until he can earn enough to bring h …