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2013 CCBC Awards Shortlists

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The nominated books exemplify some of the 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. 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 October 22 and Montreal on October 29. Overall, $130,000 in prize monies will be awarded.
Kids of Kabul

Kids of Kabul

Living Bravely Through a Never-ending War
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
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TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award
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Mr. Zinger's Hat

Mr. Zinger's Hat

by Cary Fagan
illustrated by Dusan Petricic
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback

Cary Fagan is the award-winning author of several young adult novels and picture books. This wonderful new story is about stories, and story-telling, and is sure to enchant and instruct children at home and at school for years to come.
 
This is the story of a bored little boy, who meets a man, and together they build a story. This story within a story is charming and changes both their lives... and quite possibly the readers as well.

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I Am Canada: A Call to Battle

I Am Canada: A Call to Battle

The War of 1812, Alexander MacKay, Upper Canada, 1812
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover
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Why it's on the list ...
Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People
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Going Up!

Going Up!

Elisha Otis's Trip to the Top
by Monica Kulling
illustrated by David Parkins
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
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Why it's on the list ...
Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction
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Becoming Holmes

Becoming Holmes

The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Final Case
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback

The surprising and shocking conclusion to the unique BOY SHERLOCK HOLMES series.
 
Becoming Sherlock is the final book in Shane Peacock's award-winning Boy Sherlock Holmes series, combining brilliant storytelling with fascinating historical detail, and a mystery worthy of one of the greatest sleuths in English literature.

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Island Of Doom

Island Of Doom

edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
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Why it's on the list ...
Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy
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The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen

The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen

edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover

Thirteen-year-old Henry's happy, ordinary life comes to an abrupt halt when his older brother, Jesse, picks up their father's hunting rifle and leaves the house one morning. What follows shatters Henry's family, who are forced to resume their lives in a new city, where no one knows their past. When Henry's therapist suggests he keeps a journal, at first he is resistant. But soon he confides in it at all hours of the day and night.

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Mr. King's Things

Mr. King's Things

illustrated by Geneviève Côté
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
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Why it's on the list ...
Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award
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