Thursday, 17 November 2016

2016 TD Canadian Children's Literature Awards: Winners announced

Last night, a spectacular youngCanLit celebration was held at The Carlu in Toronto.  It was the 2016 TD Canadian Children's Literature Awards, hosted by the Canadian Children's Book Centre and the TD Bank Group and emceed by Shelagh Rogers from CBC Radio's The Next Chapter.  These awards honour a plethora of youngCanLit authors and illustrators who share those honours with their peers and a multitude of publishers, publicists, literacy experts, librarians, teachers and bloggers who sing their praises.

Before the awards were presented, the selection for this year's TD Grade 1 Book Giveaway was announced. In the next month or so, over half a million Grade 1 students (very fortunate ones, I might add) across Canada will be receiving a copy of this incredible picture book about acceptance and tolerance, Small Saul.

Small Saul
by Ashley Spires
Kids Can Press


Finally, the first award was presented, the Fan Choice award, a young readers' selection from the finalists for the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award.  The winner, selected by over 2000 young readers, was

The Nest 
Written by Kenneth Oppel
Illustrated by Jon Klassen
HarperCollins



Then the winners of other eight major children's book awards were announced (though the winner of the Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse had been awarded last week in Montreal).

Congratulations to the following winners
(as well as the finalists from which the winners were chosen!)


TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award ($30,000) Sponsored by TD Bank Group


Missing Nimâmâ 
by Melanie Florence
Illustrated by François Thisdale
Clockwise Press







Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse ($30,000) Sponsored by TD Bank Group


L’arbragan 
par Jacques Goldstyn
Éditions de la Pastèque








Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award ($20,000) Sponsored by A. Charles Baillie


Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox
by Danielle Daniel
Groundwood Books
Reviewed here








Norma Fleck Award For Canadian Children's Non-Fiction ($10,000) Sponsored by the Fleck Family Foundation


Sex Is a Funny Word: A Book About Bodies, Feelings, and You 
by Cory Silverberg
Illustrated by Fiona Smyth
Seven Stories Press








Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People ($5,000) Sponsored by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Bilson Endowment Fund


Uncertain Soldier 
by Karen Bass
Pajama Press







John Spray Mystery Award ($5,000) Sponsored by John Spray of Mantis Investigation Agency

The Blackthorn Key 
by Kevin Sands
Aladdin








Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy ($5,000)  Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada


The Scorpion Rules 
by Erin Bow
Margaret K. McElderry Books








Amy Mathers Teen Book Award ($5,000) Sponsored by Amy Mathers' Marathon of Books


The Truth Commission 
by Susan Juby
Razorbill Canada





Congratulations to all authors, illustrators, 
publishers and readers.  
We're all winners when we celebrate youngCanLit!



Monday, 31 October 2016

2016 Governor General's Literary Awards: Winners announced



The Governor General's Literary Awards are Canada's national book awards, honouring the best of our literature in seven categories, in both official languages.  On October 25, 2016, the winners of the 2016 Governor General's Literary Awards, English and French, were announced on the Canada Council website.

Congratulations to the winners of the Children's Literature: Text and Children's Literature: Illustration awards, for both English and French:



English Children’s Literature: Text

Martine Leavitt

for

Calvin

Groundwood Books





English Children’s Literature: Illustration 

Jon-Erik Lappano and Kellen Hatanaka

for

Tokyo Digs a Garden

Groundwood Books





French Children's Literature: Text 

François Gilbert
par
Hare Krishna

Leméac Éditeur




French Children's Literature: Illustration

Stéphanie Lapointe et Rogé
par
Grand-père et la Lune

Les Éditions XYZ





Saturday, 15 October 2016

2017 Forest of Reading®: Le Prix Tamarac et Le Prix Peuplier nominees


This listing completes the posting of the nominees for the school-aged programs of Ontario Library Association's 2016-2017 Forest of Reading® awards. The two categories and three award programs for French language readers are included here.



Une cachette pour les bobettes
Texte de Andrée Poulin
Illustrations de Samantha Leriche-Gionet
Éditions Druide


Le centre équestre du Vieux Chêne 1: Lune
Texte de Sylvie Lussier
Illustrations de Éléna Comte
Éditions Du Phoenix


Cinq sportives de talent
Texte de Emmanuelle Bergeron
Illustrations de Caroline Merola
Soulières


Le facteur de l'espace
Texte et Illustrations de Guillaume Perreault
La Pastèque


La mouche dans l'aspirateur
Texte et Illustrations de Mélanie Watt
Scholastic Canada


Pique la lune
Texte de Katia Canciani
Illustrations de Félix Girard
Éditions de l'Isatis


Rosalie entre chien et chat
Texte de Mélanie Perreault
Illustrations de Marion Arbona
Dominique et compagnie


Ti-Prout
Texte de Gilles Tibo
Illustrations de Oussama Mezher
Soulières


Victor et Igor 2: Que le meilleur gagne!
Texte et Illustrations de Maxim Cyr
Éditions Michel Quintin


Les Zintrépides 1: Où est Froufrou?
Texte de Alain M. Bergeron et Colette Dufresne
Illustrations de Sampar
Éditions Michel Quintin












Cahokia
Texte de Camille Bouchard
Éditions du Boréal


Le Colosse des neiges de Campbellton
Texte de Denis M. Boucher
Illustrations de Paul Roux
Bouton d'or Acadie

Le dragon vert: L'enfance de Van
Texte et illustrations de Jacques Goldstyn
Bayard Canada


Une étoile sur la dune
Texte et Illustrations de Danielle Loranger
Bouton d'or Acadie


Les fantômes de Mingan
Texte de Mireille Villeneuve
Les Éditions Hurtubise


Le gardien des soirs de bridge 1: Sous le divan
Texte de Annie Bacon
Illustrations de Ghislain Barbe
Éditions Druide


Le grand sault iroquois
Texte de Isabelle Larouche
Illustrations de Jocelyne Bouchard
Éditions du Phoenix


Jeux cruels
Texte de Johanne Dion
Les Éditions Hurtubise


Poésies pour la vie
Texte de Gilles Tibo
Illustrations de Manon Gauthier
Bayard Canada


Un voyage inattendu
Texte de Arianne Gagnon-Roy
Les Éditions l'Interligne






Aux toilettes
Texte de André Marois
Illustrations de Pierre Pratt
Éditions Druide


Le ballon d'ÉmilioTexte de Pierrette Dubé
Illustrations de Aurélie Grand
Les 400 coups


Le bedon de Madame Loubidou
Texte de Marie-Francine Hébert
Illustrations de Guillaume Perreault
Les 400 coups


Une bestiole à l'école
Texte de Mireille Messier
Illustrations de Catherine Petit
Éditions de l'Isatis

Comme ci, comme ça!
Texte et Illustrations de Caroline Merola
Bayard Canada


Je suis heureux!
Texte de Angèle Delaunois
Illustrations de Philippe Béha
Éditions de l'Isatis


Manchots au chaud
Texte de Andrée Poulin
Illustrations de Oussama Mezher
Éditions de l'Isatis


Le pêcheur et le renard
Texte et Illustrations de Marianne Dumas
Bouton d'or Acadie


Sauve-qui-peut l'été
Texte de Rhéa Dufresne
Illustrations de Philippe Béha
Les 400 coups


Valentin ni trop petit ni trop grand
Texte de Sylvie Brien
Illustrations de Leanne Franson
Dominique et compagnie










Remaining nominees are listed here: