Finalists Announced for the 2015 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Toronto (September 10, 2015) – The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is excited to announce the finalists for its eight major children’s book awards:
- 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 winners will be announced at the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Awards and Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse – two invitation-only gala events in Toronto on November 18 and Montreal on November 10. Overall, $135,000 in prize monies will be awarded.
TD is once again partnering with CBC Books to present the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Fan Choice Award. Young people across Canada are encouraged to vote for their favourite book online at CBCBooks.ca from October 1 to 30, 2015. This year, in partnership with Radio-Canada, the Fan Choice Award will also be presented to a French-language title — young readers can vote for their favourite book from September 28 to October 24, 2015 at ici.radio-canada.ca/coinlecture. Two lucky voters will be selected to attend the Montreal and Toronto galas to meet their favourite author/illustrator and present the award.
The nominated books exemplify some of the very best work by Canadian authors and illustrators. The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is proud to share these titles and the juries’ notes with you.
For more information, visit the press release on the Canadian Children Book’s Centre website.