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2015 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards

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September 10, 2015) - The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is excited to announce the finalists for its eight major children’s book awards: —TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award ($30,000) —Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse ($30,000) —Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award ($20,000) —Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction ($10,000) —Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People ($5,000) —John Spray Mystery Award ($5,000) —Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy ($5,000) —Amy Mathers Teen Book Award ($5,000)
Any Questions?

Any Questions?

edition:Hardcover

Many children want to know where stories come from and how a book is made. Marie-Louise Gay’s new picture book provides them with some delightfully inspiring answers in a fictional encounter between an author and some very curious children, who collaborate on writing and illustrating a story.

Marie-Louise has scribbled, sketched, scrawled, doodled, penciled, collaged and painted the words and pictures of a story-within-a-story that show how brilliant ideas creep up on you when you least expect …

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A Brush Full of Colour

A Brush Full of Colour

The World of Ted Harrison
edition:Hardcover

Ted Harrison’s brightly coloured and wildly imaginative paintings set in the Yukon have become synonymous with the North. His instantly-recognizable images of the land of the midnight sun hang in galleries and private collections around the world. But how did a boy who grew up in a drab mining town in northeast England become one of Canada’s most beloved and decorated artists?

A Brush Full of Colour is the story of a boy whose passion for learning would save him from a life in the coalmines. …

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Excerpt

Victoria, B.C. Dear Readers, I am pleased to write the foreword to this book, which I hope will introduce many new readers and lovers of art to my life and work. During my career as a teacher, author and artist, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting students from different parts of the world. Through the years they have influenced my simple artistic style and helped bring my stories and painting to life. If I have inspired them to find their way as artists, I am truly grateful.

I urge you to keep on reading, writing and painting. Develop your own style and keep it honest and true to who you are. Find inspiration in the world around you, and you will make the world a happier and more creative place.

Affectionate regards, Ted Harrison

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From Vimy to Victory

From Vimy to Victory

Canada's Fight to the Finish in World War I
edition:Hardcover

Hugh Brewster captures the remarkable heroism, sacrifice, and victories of Canadian soldiers during the Great War.

All was not quiet on the Western Front during the last years of WWI. Soldiers faced mud, trench foot, bombardments, barbed wire, snipers, and poison gas. Despite dreadful odds, the Canadian Corps moved forward, reaching deep inside enemy-occupied Belgium. The war cost Canada 60,661 of its finest citizens and thousands more who were wounded in body and mind.

After their hard-won vi …

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Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

Morris is a little boy who loves using his imagination. He dreams about having space adventures, paints beautiful pictures and sings the loudest during circle time. But most of all, Morris loves his classroom’s dress-up center — he loves wearing the tangerine dress.

But the children in Morris’s class don’t understand. Dresses, they say, are for girls. And Morris certainly isn’t welcome in the spaceship some of his classmates are building. Astronauts, they say, don’t wear dresses.

One d …

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Bus Ride, The

Bus Ride, The

illustrated by Marianne Dubuc
edition:Hardcover
tagged : adaptations

“This is the first time I'm taking the bus by myself. Mom packed me a snack --- and had me bring my sweater in case I get cold.” But Mom likely didn't imagine the adventure her little girl would have as she rides to her grandmother's house in this sweet picture book. While the bus is taking her down the streets, through a forest and into a pitch-black tunnel, the little girl encounters an assortment of animal characters who enliven her journey, including a goat who offers her a flower from a …

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Dolphin SOS

Dolphin SOS

by Roy Miki & Slavia Miki
illustrated by Julie Flett
edition:Hardcover
tagged : marine life

Based on true events, Dolphin SOS recounts the story of three dolphins trapped in an ice-covered cove on the coast of Newfoundland. After the government fails to provide assistance, some young boys take matters into their own hands in order to save the distressed dolphins.

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From There to Here

From There to Here

by Laurel Croza
illustrated by Matt James
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

A little girl and her family have just moved across the country by train. Their new neighborhood in the city of Toronto is very different from their home in the Saskatchewan bush, and at first everything about “there” seems better than “here.”

The little girl’s dad has just finished building a dam across the Saskatchewan River, and his new project is to build a highway through Toronto. In Saskatchewan, he would come home for lunch every day, but now he doesn’t come until supper. The f …

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Hope Springs

Hope Springs

edition:Hardcover

A drought has settled in the area around the orphanage where Boniface lives. There are long line-ups at the tiny spring where all the local people get their water, and suddenly the orphans are pushed to the back of the line, unwelcome. Boniface's houseparent, Henry, tells him that the people were mean out of fear--they feared there would not be enough water for their families. When the building of the orphanage's well is completed, Boniface has an idea to help the villagers. A lovely story of ki …

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