Finalists announced for the 2017 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award

 

TD Canadian Children’s Literature Awards celebrate excellence in children’s literature by rewarding the best literary work by Canadian authors for children aged one through 12.  Sponsored by TD — and administered by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre in association with the CBC, this is one of the largest prizes in children’s book awards.  Since the program started in 2004, 120 books have been honoured through the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award in both official languages.

TD is proud to announce the five finalists for the 2017 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Awards, which celebrates the best literary work by Canadian children’s authors and illustrators. As one of the largest Canadian children’s book awards, the winner will take home the $30,000 grand prize at a gala in Toronto on November 21, 2017. The remaining finalists will share in a $10,000 prize.

Young readers can also vote for their favourite nominated book online via the Fan Choice contest on CBC website starting October 9th as part of the $5,000 Fan Choice Award. One lucky voter will receive a $500 prize, as well as a visit by one of the nominated authors, book donations and a generous financial donation to their school library.  Contest closes Nov 19, 2017.

From a tale of an unlikely feathered hero to a modern fable about suburban sprawl, the 2017 finalists are:

A Day of Signs and Wonders
Written by Kit Pearson (Victoria, BC)
HarperTrophy Canada
for ages 8-12

The Skeleton Tree
Written by Iain Lawrence (Gabriola Island, BC)
Tundra Books
for ages 10-14

Tokyo Digs a Garden
Written by Jon-Erik Lappano (Guelph, ON)
Illustrated by Kellen Hatanaka (Toronto, ON)
Groundwood Books
for ages 5-9

The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk
Written and illustrated by Jan Thornhill (Havelock, ON)
Groundwood Books
for ages 9-12

When We Were Alone
Written by David Alexander Robertson (Winnipeg, MB)
Illustrated by Julie Flett (Vancouver, BC)
HighWater Press
for ages 6-9

  • 2017 Finalists

A Day of Signs and Wonders
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A Day of Signs and Wonders


When We were Alone
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When We Were Alone


The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk
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The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk


Tokyo Digs a Garden
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Toyko Digs a Garden


The Skeleton Tree
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The Skeleton Tree


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