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2016 Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards

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tagged: ccbc awards, kids' books, 2016
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is delighted to announce the finalists for the following eight major awards for Canadian children’s books: 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) The nominated books exemplify some of the very best work by Canadian authors and illustrators from across the country. The winners of the English-language awards will be announced at an invitation-only gala event at The Carlu in Toronto on November 17, 2016. The winners of the Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse will be announced at an invitation-only gala event at Le Windsor in Montreal on November 1, 2016. Overall, $135,000 in prize monies will be awarded. - See more at: http://bookcentre.ca/2016-ccbc-awards-finalists/#sthash.K4ftnDNA.dpuf

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The Masked Truth

by Kelley Armstrong
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: violence, mysteries & detective stories, thrillers & suspense

Now in paperback, the new heart-stopping suspense thriller from #1New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong.

Riley Vasquez is haunted by the brutal murder of the couple she was babysitting for.
     Max Cross is suffering under the shadow of a life-altering diagnosis he doesn't dare reveal.
     The last thing either of them wants is to s …

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The Nest

by Kenneth Oppel, illustrated by Jon Klassen
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Audiobook eBook
  • age: 10 to 100
  • Grade: 5 to 17
tagged: horror & ghost stories

A New York Times Editor’s Choice and a Best Book of the Year in the Globe and Mail, Publishers Weekly, Horn Book, School Library Journal and The Wall Street Journal, called “a masterpiece” (Globe and Mail) and now in paperback

She was very blurry, not at all human looking. There were huge dark eyes, and a kind of mane made of light, and when s …

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The Blackthorn Key

by Kevin Sands
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: europe, mysteries & detective stories

Following a series of murders, an apothecary’s apprentice must solve puzzles and decipher codes in pursuit of a secret that could destroy the world in this “spectacular debut” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

“Tell no one what I’ve given you.”
Until he got that cryptic warning, Christopher Rowe was happy, learning how to solve complex …

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A Year of Borrowed Men

by Michelle Barker, illustrated by Renné Benoit
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: military & wars, friendship, europe

When World War II "borrows" the men in seven-year-old Gerda's family, the German government sends them three new men in return: Gabriel, Fermaine, and Albert, French prisoners of war who must sleep in an outbuilding and work the farm until the war is over. Gerda knows they are supposed to treat the men as enemies, but it doesn’t seem fair. Can't …

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Missing Nimama

by Melanie Florence, illustrated by François Thisdale
edition: Hardcover
tagged: native canadian, violence, stories in verse

Kateri is a young girl, growing up in the care of her grandmother. We see her reaching important milestones her first day of school, first dance, first date, wedding, first child along with her mother, who is always there, watching her child growing up without her.

Told in alternating voices, Missing Nimama is a story of love, loss, and acceptance, …

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A Beginner's Guide to Immortality: From Alchemy to Avatars

by Maria Birmingham, illustrated by Josh Holinaty
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: exploration & discovery, folklore & mythology, discoveries, customs, traditions, anthropology, inventions

Is it possible to live forever? People have been trying to figure out a way to escape mortality since, well, forever. This book takes readers on a fast-paced tour of several wacky and wise methods humans have used to try prolonging their lives, from ancient immortality elixirs and quests for a fountain of youth to modern-day research into cryogeni …

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Young Man With Camera

by Emil Sher, photographs by David Wyman
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: bullying, homelessness & poverty, art & architecture

A picture is worth a thousand words -- and with a unique photographic format, a stunning original voice, and a provocative portrayal of bullying, YOUNG MAN WITH CAMERA is a book to get people talking.

 

T-- is used to getting grief. He gets it from his mom, who blames herself for his accident years earlier. He gets it from Mr. Lam, who suspects every …

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The Scorpion Rules

by Erin Bow
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 99
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: survival stories, lgbt

The children of world leaders are held hostage in an attempt to keep the peace in this “slyly humorous, starkly thought-provoking” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) novel.

Greta is a Duchess and a Crown Princess. She is also a Child of Peace, a hostage held by the de facto ruler of the world, the great Artificial Intelligence, Talis. This is how …