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2016 Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is delighted to announce the finalists for the following eight major awards for Canadian children’s books: 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) The nominated books exemplify some of the very best work by Canadian authors and illustrators from across the country. The winners of the English-language awards will be announced at an invitation-only gala event at The Carlu in Toronto on November 17, 2016. The winners of the Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse will be announced at an invitation-only gala event at Le Windsor in Montreal on November 1, 2016. Overall, $135,000 in prize monies will be awarded. - See more at:

by Kerry Clare · Tagged ccbc awards, kids' books, 2016

Missing Nimâmâ

by (author) Melanie Florence
illustrated by Francois Thisdale

The Nest

by (author) Kenneth Oppel
illustrated by Jon Klassen

The Wolf-Birds

by (author) Willow Dawson

A Year of Borrowed Men

by (author) Michelle Barker
illustrated by Renné Benoit

In a Cloud of Dust

by (author) Alma Fullerton
illustrated by Brian Deines


by (author) Maureen Fergus
illustrated by Dusan Petricic

Sidewalk Flowers

by (author) JonArno Lawson
illustrated by Sydney Smith

Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox

by (author) Danielle Daniel

The Art of the Possible

An Everyday Guide to Politics

by (author) Edward Keenan
illustrated by Julie McLaughlin

A Beginner's Guide to Immortality: From Alchemy to Avatars

by (author) Maria Birmingham
illustrated by Josh Holinaty

Child Soldier

When Boys and Girls Are Used in War

by (author) Michel Chikwanine & Jessica Dee Humphreys
illustrated by Claudia Dávila


The Story of What We Eat

by (author) Paula Ayer

Avis Dolphin

by (author) Frieda Wishinsky
illustrated by Willow Dawson

The Farmerettes

by (author) Gisela Sherman

Mad Miss Mimic

by (author) Sarah Henstra

Uncertain Soldier

by (author) Karen Bass

The Blackthorn Key

by (author) Kevin Sands

Delusion Road

by (author) Don Aker

That Squeak

by (author) Carolyn Beck
illustrated by Francois Thisdale

The Masked Truth

by (author) Kelley Armstrong

Clover's Luck

by (author) Kallie George
illustrated by Alexandra Boiger

The Scorpion Rules

by (author) Erin Bow

The Truth Commission

by (author) Susan Juby

Young Man With Camera

by (author) Emil Sher
photographs by David Wyman