Tuesday, 22 October 2013

2013 TD Canadian Children's Literature Awards: Winners announced!

Tonight, the Canadian Children's Book Centre and TD Bank Group presented the 2013 CANADIAN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE AWARDS at the Carlu in Toronto. A spectacular reception preceded the awards ceremony at which six awards were presented. (Le Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse will be presented next week  in Montreal.)
 
Hosted by CBC's Shelagh Rogers, the program began with addresses by Frank McKenna, Deputy Chair of TD Bank Group and Todd Kyle, President of the Canadian Children's Book Centre and an announcement of the TD Grade One Book Giveaway.

Boy Soup
by Loris Lesynski
Illustrated by Michael Martchenko
Annick Press

Annually, TD sponsors a Canadian picture book giveaway for all children in Grade One in Canada.  This year the selection that will be distributed to fortunate children in Canada will be Boy Soup by author Loris Lesynski and illustrator Michael Martchenko. 

Then the following book award winners were announced:



TD Canadian Children's Literature Award
  • $30,000 Award
  • Sponsored by TD Bank Group 
  • Presented by Tim Hockey, President and CEO of TD Canada Trust

Winner
One Year in Coal Harbour
Written by Polly Horvath
Groundwood Books
Ages 9-13




     Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award   
  • $20,000 Award
  • Sponsored by A. Charles Baillie
  • Presented by Marilyn Baillie



Winner
 
Mr. Zinger’s Hat
Written by Cary Fagan
Illustrated by Dušan Petričić
Tundra Books
Ages 4-8





Norma Fleck Award For Canadian Children's Non-Fiction
  • $10,000 Award
  • Sponsored by the Fleck Family Foundation
  • Presented by Quinn Fleck and David Fleck

 

 
Winner
Kids of Kabul: Living Bravely Through a Never-Ending War
Written by Deborah Ellis
Groundwood Books
Ages 11+





Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People
  • $5,000 Award
  • Sponsored by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Bilson Endowment Fund
  • Presented by  Todd Kylie



Winner
 
The Lynching of Louie Sam
Written by Elizabeth Stewart
Annick Press
Ages 12+




John Spray Mystery Award
  • $5,000 Award 
  • Sponsored by John Spray, President, Mantis Investigation Agency
  • Presented by John Spray





Winner
The Lynching of Louie Sam
Written by Elizabeth Stewart
Annick Press
Ages 12+






Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • $5,000 Award  
  • Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada
  • Presented by Adrienne Hughes


Winner
 
Seraphina
Written by Rachel Hartman
Doubleday Canada
Ages 14+





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New this year:
The TD Canadian Children's Literature Fan Choice Award 
was presented by fan Annaka Leib from Qu'appelle, Saskatchewan to 


Winner
One Year in Coal Harbour
Written by Polly Horvath
Groundwood Books
Ages 9-13



Congratulations to these winners and all the finalists for having their youngCanLit recognized as the exceptional reads that they are.

The celebration began with hors-d'oeuvres, drink, chatting, introductions, and ended with champagne, desserts, and congratulations, all to the accompaniment of magical company.  Amongst the hundreds of guests I spoke to, recognized, or remembered were the following authors and/or illustrators: Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, Elizabeth Stewart, Rachel Hartman, Monica Kulling, Bill Swan, Jennifer Lanthier, Dušan Petričić, Stephanie McLellan, Tara Anderson, Gillian Chan, Loris Lesynski, Michael Martchenko, Rebecca Bender, Richard Scrimger, Kevin Sylvester, Natalie Hyde, Shane Peacock, Ken Setterington, Catherine Rondina, Mahtab Narsimhan, Hugh Brewster, Nancy Hartry,  Rona Arato, Jocelyn Shipley, Karen Krossing, Evan Munday, Nancy Runstedler, Vikki VanSickle, Deborah Kerbel, and Barbara Reid.  And it was delightful to meet and chat with so many Canadians passionate about youngCanLit, including publishers, publicists, editors, book sellers, teachers, librarians, literacy specialists and children's lit advocates.  The TD Canadian Children's Literature Awards Celebration is an event I always enjoy, with its richness of words, conversation, appreciation, camaraderie, and encouragement.  

Thanks to the TD Bank Group and the Canadian Children's Book Centre for hosting such a wonderful Canadian event.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

2014 Forest of Reading® Nominees: Le Prix Tamarac et Le Prix Peuplier


This listing completes the posting of the nominees for the Ontario Library Association's 2013-2014 Forest of Reading® awards.  The two categories and three award programs for French language readers are included here. 


Amandine adore la cuisine
par Diya Lim
Heritage

Attention, j'arrive! (BiBop)
par Raymond Parent
Boomerang 

L'attaque des hommes ailés
par Alain M. Bergeron
Illustré par Sampar
Michel Quintin

La légende de Sarila
par Nicholas Aumais
Bayard

Le chien rouge (Vic @ votre secours)
par Sylvie Bilodeau
Illustré par Sampar
Bayard 

Le livre du manuscrit à la librairie
par Sylvie Roberge
Illustré par Michel Noël
Dominique et compagnie


Le monde fabuleux de Monsieur Fred
par Lili Chartrand
Illustré par Gabrielle Grimard
Heritage 









Marguerite la petite sorcière qui n'était pas une bonne méchante
par Normand Renaud
Illustré par Lesley St-Amour
Normand Renaud


Mercredi jour de fête
par Danielle Simard
Soulières


Sacrilège en Inde
par Camille Bouchard
Heritage














À la découverte de l'Ontario français
par André Poulin
L'interligne


Aveux de l'autre (pas si grand) méchant loup
par Catherine Girard-Audet
Goelette

Bruno et la malédiction
par Marc Couture
Editions du Phoenix


La société secrète C.D.G.
par Hélène Rompré
Pierre Tisseyre


Lapin-chagrin et les jours d'Elko
par Sylvie Nicolas
Illustré par Marion Arbona
Trampoline


Le trésor de Zofia
par Mireille Villeneuve
Hurtubise


Mingan, mon village
Colectif
Les éditions de la Bagnole 


Mon serpent est gentil mais…tellement disparu!
par Carole Tremblay
Foulire/Prologue


Une fille à l'école des gars
par Maryse Peyskens
Dominique et compagnie


Une sale affaire de dentifrice
par Alexandre Côté-Fournier
Bayard














Charlotte partout!
par Mireille Messier
Illustré par Benoit Laverdière
Les éditions de la Bagnole 


La malédiction des petits pois
par Lili Chartrand
Illustré par Annie Rodrigue
Heritage 


Les chasseurs de trésors
par Alain M. Bergeron
Illustré par Julie Cossette
Fonfon


Les pierres d'Emma
par Anne Renaud
Illustré par Leanne Franson
Heritage 


Les trésors de M. Monsieur
par Geneviève Côté
Editions Scholastic


Martine et Maurice
par Éric Péladeau
Illustré par Thomas Gibault
Les éditions de la Bagnole 


Mes amis ont des petits défauts mais…
par Diane Noiseux
Illustré par AnneMarie Bourgeois
Isatis


Monsieur Chausson
par Bellebrute
Heritage 


Thomas, prince professionnel
par Valérie Fontaine
Illustré par Fil
Fonfon


Une mouche, un chat et une patate
par Céline Malépart
Boomerang











Remaining nominees are listed here: