Monday, September 30, 2013

TD Canadian Children's Literature Awards - Here I Come!

Everyone loves an awards ceremony. And luckily enough, there is one to suit just about any taste. If social depravity is your scene, you just had a big score last month - but enough has been written about that elsewhere. If, like me, you try to avoid that whole 'weeping for our future' sentiment, and instead like to be inspired by real talent and positive creative spirit, children's book awards may be right up your alley.

I just received my invitation to the 2013 TD Canadian Children's Literature Awards, and I am so excited! A number of awards will be offered that evening:

Monica Hughes Award for
Science Fiction and Fantasy


The Girl With Borrowed Wings
Written by Rinsai Rossetti
Dial Books

Island of Doom:
The Hunchback Assignments IV
Written by Arthur Slade
HarperCollins Publishers

Rebel Heart
(Dustlands)
Written by Moira Young
Doubleday Canada


Seraphina
Written by Rachel Hartman
Doubleday Canada


Shadows Cast by Stars

Written by Catherine Knutsson
Atheneum Books for Young Readers

John Spray Mystery Award

Becoming Holmes
(The Boy Sherlock Holmes)
Written by Shane Peacock
Tundra Books

Breakaway
Written by Michael Betcherman
Razorbill

Devil's Pass
(Seven the series)
Written by Sigmund Brouwer
Orca Book Publishers

The Lynching of Louie Sam

Written by Elizabeth Stewart
Annick Press

Neil Flambé and the Tokyo Treasure
(The Neil Flambé Capers)

Written and illustrated by Kevin Sylvester
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Geoffrey Bilson Award for
Historical Fiction for Young People

A Call to Battle
(I Am Canadian)
Written by Gillian Chan
Scholastic Canada

The Lynching of Louie Sam
Written by Elizabeth Stewart
Annick Press

Making Bombs for Hitler
Written by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Scholastic Canada

Violins of Autumn
Written by Amy McAuley
Walker Publishing Company, Inc.

Yesterday's Dead

Written by Pat Bourke
Second Story Press

Norma Fleck Award for
Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction


Going Up! Elisha Otis's Trip to the Top

(Great Idea)
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by David Parkins
Tundra Books

Kate & Pippin: An Unlikely Love Story

Written by Martin Springett
Photographs by Isobel Springett
Puffin Canada

Kids of Kabul: Living Bravely Through a Never-Ending War
Written by Deborah Ellis
Groundwood Books


Real Justice: Fourteen and Sentenced to Death - The Story of Steven Truscott

(Real Justice)
Written by Bill Swan
James Lorimer

Rescuing the Children: The Story of the Kindertransport
Written by Deborah Hodge
Tundra Books

Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award

Mr. King's Things

Written and illustrated by Geneviève Côté
Kids Can Press


Mr. Zinger's Hat

Written by Cary Fagan
Illustrated by Dušan Petričić
Tundra Books


The Stamp Collector
Written by Jennifer Lanthier
Illustrated by François Thisdale
Fitzhenry & Whiteside


Uncle Wally's Old Brown Shoe

Written and illustrated by Wallace Edwards
Orca Book Publishers


Virginia Wolf

Written by Kyo Maclear
Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
Kids Can Press

TD Canadian Children’s
Literature Award


Kids of Kabul: Living Bravely Through a Never-Ending War

Written by Deborah Ellis
Groundwork Books


One Year in Coal Harbour

Written by Polly Horvath
Groundwood Books


The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
Written by Susin Nielsen
Tundra Books

The Stamp Collector
Written by Jennifer Lanthier
Illustrated by François Thisdale
Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Virginia Wolf
Written by Kyo Maclear
Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
Kids Can Press

TD Fan Choice Award
*New for 2013*

Kids of Kabul: Living Bravely Through a Never-Ending War
Written by Deborah Ellis
Groundwork Books


One Year in Coal Harbour

Written by Polly Horvath
Groundwood Books


The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
Written by Susin Nielsen
Tundra Books

The Stamp Collector
Written by Jennifer Lanthier
Illustrated by François Thisdale
Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Virginia Wolf
Written by Kyo Maclear
Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
Kids Can Press


The awards are administered by the Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) and were established in 2004 to recognize outstanding Canadian authors of books for children aged 1-12.
 
This year's Fan Choice Award is something new. Know a young reader who would love to win a trip to Toronto to see their favorite author awarded? Let them click on the link and nominate one of the books.
 
I have written about a couple of nominated titles in this blog. Readers may remember how moved I was by Susin Nielsen's Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen when I reviewed it here. I have also gushed about Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch's Making Bombs for Hitler in this post. For now, I have a few more titles to acquaint myself with before the big night. Oh, and finding the perfect outfit to wear, too. I hear it is quite the gala!
 

3 comments:

  1. Sounds like it's going to be a wonderful evening! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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    1. I'll be sure to tell you all about it.

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  2. And nice dig there at certain award shows and, er, "talent"...

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