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TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award (2019)

Created by 49th Teachers
  • Age: 4 to 12
  • Grade: p to 7
tagged: awards, children's books, td awards, award nominees
The shortlist for the $50,000 2019 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award.

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Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster

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

A brand-new novel by one of today's most powerful storytellers, Sweep is a heart-rending adventure about the everlasting gifts of friendship and hope.

For nearly a century, Victorian London relied on "climbing boys"--orphans owned by chimney sweeps--to clean flues and protect homes from fire. The work was hard, thankless and brutally dangerous. Ele …

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After Life

Ways We Think About Death

by Merrie-Ellen Wilcox
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: body, mind & spirit, customs, traditions, anthropology, death & dying

Why do we die? Why can't we live forever? What happens to us after death? Moving between science and culture, After Life: Ways We Think About Death takes a straightforward look at these and other questions long taboo in our society. By showing the fascinating, diverse ways in which we understand death, both today and throughout our history, the boo …

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Mustafa

by Marie-Louise Gay
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: emigration & immigration, friendship, emotions & feelings, new experience

Boston Globe, Best 2018 Books for Children
? TD Canadian Children's Literature Award Finalist

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Mustafa and his family traveled a long way to reach their new home. Some nights Mustafa dreams about the country he used to live in, and he wakes up not knowing where he is. Then his mother takes him out to the balcony to see the moon — the same moon as …

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Ebb and Flow

by Heather Smith
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: multigenerational, stories in verse, poetry (see also stories in verse)

One summer, after a long plane ride and a rotten bad year I went to Grandma Jo's. It was my mother's idea. Jett, what you need is a change of scenery. I think she needed a change of scenery, too. One without me. Because that rotten bad year? That was my fault.

Thus begins the poignant story, told in free verse, of eleven-year-old Jett. Last year, Je …

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They Say Blue

by Jillian Tamaki
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: colors, imagination & play, seasons

Winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, Young People’s Literature – Illustrated Books

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New York Public Library Best Books for Kids 2018

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Caldecott and Printz Honor-winning illustrator Jillian Tamaki brings us a poetic exploration of colour and nature from a young child’s point of view. They Say Blue follows a young girl as she con …