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2015 Canadian Children's Book Awards

Created by 49thShelf
tagged: kids book awards, td awards, ccbc
The awards were presented on November 18 in Toronto, celebrating the best children's books published in the previous year. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees! Not listed here is The Night Gardener, by Jonathan Auxier, which was awarded The TD Children's Book Award and the Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy.

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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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Julian

by William Bell
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: orphans & foster homes, mysteries & detective stories, coming of age

An unusual mystery, a heartrending love story, this is an exciting plot-driven new book from leading Canadian YA author William Bell.
     Fifteen-year-old Aidan has had more foster parents than he cares to remember. Careful to always keep his distance from those around him, and aided by a deep well of self-reliance and tenacity, he longs for the …

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Dance of the Banished

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

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 …

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Any Questions?

illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: books & libraries, imagination & play, art & architecture

Where does the story start? Marie-Louise Gay explains the creative process with typical fun and whimsy.

Many children want to know where stories come from and how a book is made. Marie-Louise Gay’s new picture book provides them with some delightfully inspiring answers in a fictional encounter between an author and some very curious children, who …

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Nancy Knows

by Cybele Young
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: elephants, size & shape

Nancy knows she's forgotten something. Something important. When she tries to remember, she thinks of all kinds of other things instead. She remembers things she knows and things she doesn't quite know. She remembers things one way, then another. Sometimes she remembers with her ears or her stomach or even her heart. But Nancy knows she's still for …

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What We Hide

by Marthe Jocelyn
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: short stories, general (see also headings under family)

Americans Jenny and her brother Tom are off to England. Tom to university to dodge the Vietnam draft, Jenny to be the new girl at Illington Hall, which the students call Ill Hall. This is Jenny's chance to finally be special and stand out, so when she arrives she tells everybody a lie. But in the small world of Ill Hall, everyone has secrets. Jenny …