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2017 CDN Children’s Book Centre Awards Finalists

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 21, 2017. The winners of the French-language awards, including the inaugural Prix Harry Black de l’album jeunesse, will be announced at an invitation-only gala event at Le Windsor in Montreal on November 8, 2017. Overall, $135,000 in prize monies will be awarded. - See more at:

by Kerry Clare · Tagged ccbc awards, 49thKids

A Day Of Signs And Wonders

by (author) Kit Pearson

The Skeleton Tree

by (author) Iain Lawrence

Tokyo Digs a Garden

by (author) Jon-Erik Lappano
illustrated by Kellen Hatanaka

The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk

illustrated by Jan Thornhill

When We Were Alone

by (author) David A. Robertson
illustrated by Julie Flett

The Artist and Me

by (author) Shane Peacock
illustrated by Sophie Casson

The Darkest Dark

by (author) Chris Hadfield & Kate Fillion
illustrated by Eric Fan & Terry Fan

I Am Not a Number

by (author) Jenny Kay Dupuis & Kathy Kacer
illustrated by Gillian Newland

The Snow Knows

by (author) Jennifer McGrath
illustrated by Josée Bisaillon

We Found a Hat

illustrated by Jon Klassen

Canada Year by Year

by (author) Elizabeth MacLeod
illustrated by Sydney Smith

Fight to Learn

The Struggle to Go to School

by (author) Laura Scandiffio

Water Wow!

A Visual Exploration

by (author) Paula Ayer & Antonia Banyard
illustrated by Belle Wuthrich

Freedom's Just Another Word

by (author) Caroline Stellings

Heart of a Champion

by (author) Ellen Schwartz

Mark of the Plague

by (author) Kevin Sands

When Morning Comes

by (author) Arushi Raina

The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim

by (author) Shane Peacock

The Road to Ever After

by (author) Moira Young

Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard

by (author) Jonathan Auxier

Girl Mans Up

by (author) M.-.E. Girard

Julia Vanishes

by (author) Catherine Egan

With Malice

by (author) Eileen Cook