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2017 CDN Children’s Book Centre Awards Finalists

Created by 49thShelf
tagged: ccbc awards, 49thKids
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: http://bookcentre.ca/finalists-2017-ccbc-awards/#sthash.MmgpxfOA.dpuf

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The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim

by Shane Peacock
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: monsters, horror, historical

The first in a gripping gothic trilogy from an acclaimed author, featuring monsters from classic literary tales, secret societies and the fight between good and evil.

Edgar Brim is a sensitive orphan who, exposed to horror stories from his father as a young child, is afraid of almost everything and suffers from nightly terrors. His stern new guardia …

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Every Hidden Thing

by Kenneth Oppel
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: 19th century

Romeo and Juliet meets Indiana Jones in this epic tale that combines the hunt for a dinosaur skeleton, a mysterious legend, bitter rivalries and a forbidden romance

Somewhere in the Badlands, embedded deep in ancient rock and sand, lies the skeleton of a massive dinosaur, larger than anything the late nineteenth-century world has ever seen. Some leg …

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A Day Of Signs And Wonders

by Kit Pearson
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
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Heart of a Champion

by Ellen Schwartz
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: baseball & softball, prejudice & racism, military & wars

A poignant coming-of-age novel for middle-grade readers about a young boy obsessed with baseball whose life changes drastically when war comes to his Vancouver Japanese community.

     Ten-year-old Kenny (Kenji in Japanese) worships his older brother, Mickey (Mitsuo), a baseball hero whose outstanding performance on the Asahi baseball team has given …

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With Malice

by Eileen Cook
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 99
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: thrillers & suspense

For fans ofWe Were Liars andThe Girl on the Train comes a chilling, addictive psychological thriller about a teenage girl who cannot remember the last six weeks of her life.

Eighteen-year-old Jill Charron's senior trip to Italy was supposed to be the adventure of a lifetime. And then the accident happened. Waking up in a hospital room, her leg in a …

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Mark of the Plague

by Kevin Sands
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook Audiobook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: fantasy & magic, mysteries & detective stories

Christopher Rowe is back and there are more puzzles, riddles, and secrets to uncover in this follow-up to the Indie Next pick The Blackthorn Key, which was called a “spectacular debut” by Kirkus Reviews in a starred review.

The Black Death has returned to London, spreading disease and fear through town. A mysterious prophet predicts the city’ …

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Julia Vanishes

by Catherine Egan
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: mysteries & detective stories

"An exciting novel with magic and serial killers.... One of the hottest books coming out."—Hypable.com
Fans of Marie Lu, Leigh Bardugo, and Kristin Cashore will be captivated by this stunning first book in a must-have new fantasy trilogy about a spy who can vanish at will and who discovers that monsters, mystery, and magic are also lurking—jus …

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Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard

by Jonathan Auxier
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: fantasy & magic, friendship, books & libraries

Now in paperback, the exciting follow-up to Jonathan Auxier's acclaimed Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes. You've met Peter Nimble. Now meet Sophie Quire in a new, unforgettable quest.

     It's been two years since Peter Nimble and Sir Tode rescued the kingdom of HazelPort. In that time, they have travelled far and wide in search of adventure. No …