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The 2017 CCBC Awards

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tagged: 49th kids, ccbc awards
The Canadian Children's Book Centre presented their annual awards on November 21 in Toronto. These awards celebrate the very best of Canadian children's literature. One more book that belongs on this list is EXIT: PURSUED BY A BEAR, by EJ Johnston, winner of the Amy Mathers Teen Book Award.

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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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The Skeleton Tree

by Iain Lawrence
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: survival stories

Now in paperback! This stark and commercial survival story is a modern-day Hatchet.
Less than 48 hours after twelve-year-old Chris casts off on a trip to sail down the Alaskan coast with his uncle, their boat sinks. The only survivors are Chris and a boy named Frank, who hates Chris immediately. Chris and Frank have no radio, no flares, no food. S …

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The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk

by Jan Thornhill
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: birds, endangered, environmental conservation & protection

For hundreds of thousands of years Great Auks thrived in the icy seas of the North Atlantic, bobbing on the waves, diving for fish and struggling up onto rocky shores to mate and hatch their fluffy chicks. But by 1844, not a single one of these magnificent birds was alive.

In this stunningly illustrated non-fiction picture book, award-winning author …

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Canada Year by Year

by Elizabeth MacLeod, illustrated by Sydney Smith
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: post-confederation (1867-)

Award-winning author Elizabeth MacLeod's year-by-year tour of Canada's fascinating history highlights a single milestone for every year from the country's founding in 1867 up to its 150th anniversary in 2017. Divided into ten distinct eras, coverage ranges from politics, sports, business and arts and culture, and includes significant events both at …

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The Snow Knows

by Jennifer McGrath, illustrated by Josée Bisaillon
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: seasons

The snow knows
where the rabbit goes.
It knows the hush­shush
of the owl's wing.

In this deceptively simple children's picture book, a pair of award­winning storytellers share the joys of winter. A lyrical prose poem, The Snow Knows introduces readers of all ages to animals both domestic (a tabby cat by the wood stove) and wild (a slinking lyn …

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Shooter

by Caroline Pignat
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: violence, friendship, peer pressure

The Breakfast Club meets We Need to Talk About Kevin

A lockdown catches five grade 12 students by surprise and throws them together in the only unlocked room on that empty third floor wing: the boys' washroom. They sit in silence, judging each other by what they see, by the stories they've heard over the years. Stuck here with them--could anything …

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Good Morning, Canada

illustrated by Andrea Beck
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
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Send out a good morning to young Canadians from coast to coast in this companion to Goodnight, Canada!

As the pages turn on bright scenes and changing seasons across the country, rhyming text cheerily greets the sights and sounds of a Canadian morning.

From a pair of moose spied through an open tent flap at sunrise to a gaggle of Canada geese at a sc …