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September Congratulations

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 11:12 AM | Karen Krossing
CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to the following CANSCAIP members who are award winners and nominees:

2013 Dallas Songwriters Song Contest

Max Tell was a semi-finalist in the 2013 Dallas Songwriters Song Contest for “Cat in My Hoody.” It was also an award winner in the 2012 Great American Songwriting Contest in the children’s lyric division.

Winnipeg Public Library’s On the Same Page 2013-2014 Reading Club

Eva Wiseman’s book No One Must Know has been shortlisted for Winnipeg Public Library’s On the Same Page 2013-2014 Reading Club. You can vote for Eva’s book at http://wpl.winnipeg.ca/library/onthesamepage.asp

2013 Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award

The 2013 Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards were presented in June 6 at the Toronto Reference Library. Sharon E. McKay won in the Children’s Literature category for her novel Enemy Territory, published by Annick Press.

Barbara Reid appointed to the Order of Canada

Award-winning children’s author and illustrator Barbara Reid has been appointed as a member of the Order of Canada by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. The announcement was made in Ottawa on June 28, 2013. Reid was chosen for her contributions as a children’s book illustrator and author, widely known for her creative use of the medium of Plasticine.

Her first book was New Baby Calf by Edith Newlin, and since then Barbara has illustrated over 25 books for children. She has won numerous awards including the Amelia Francis Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award, the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Award, the Mr. Christie’s Book Award (Illustration), the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award and the prestigious Governor General’s Literary Award (Illustration).

For more information about the Order of Canada or to nominate someone, visit www.gg.ca/honours.

Finalists announced for the 2013 Information Book Award

The Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2013 Information Book Award. The deadline for voting is November 18, 2013 with the winner being announced on November 22, 2013. Titles by CANSCAIPers include:

  • Kate and Pippin: An Unlikely Love Story, written by Martin Springett, photographs by Isobel Springett, Puffin Canada
  • Rescuing the Children: The Story of the Kindertransport, written by Deborah Hodge, Tundra Books

2012 Lane Anderson Award

The finalists competing for the 2012 Lane Anderson Award were announced by Hollister Doll and Sharon Fitzhenry, directors of the Fitzhenry Family Foundation. The annual Lane Anderson Award honours two jury-selected books, in the categories of adult and young reader, published in the field of science, and written by a Canadian. The winner in each category will receive a prize of $10,000. Winners will be announced on 26th September. The finalists in the young reader category include Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea, written by Helaine Becker, illustrated by Willow Dawson, Kids Can Press.

Finalists for CODE’s Inaugural Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature Announced

CODE is proud to announce the finalists for its inaugural Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature. The winners of the first edition of this annual Award will be announced on October 2nd, 2013. Established by CODE in collaboration with William (Bill) Burt and the Literary Prizes Foundation, this aims to provide engaging and culturally-relevant books for young people across Canada by recognizing excellence in English-language literary works for Young Adults by First Nations, Métis and Inuit authors. The shortlist includes Free Throw, by Jacqueline Guest, published by James Lorimer & Company.

2013 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is pleased to announce the finalists for its seven major children’s book awards. The winners will be announced at two invitation-only gala events in Toronto on October 22 and Montreal on October 29. For the first time ever, TD is partnering with CBC Books to present the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Fan Choice Award. Young readers will be asked to pick their favourite book from the shortlisted TD Award titles in an online poll starting on Monday, September 9. Titles by CANSCAIPers include:

TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award

  • Kids of Kabul: Living Bravely Through a Never-Ending War, written by Deborah Ellis, Groundwood Books
  • The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen, written by Susin Nielsen, Tundra Books
  • The Stamp Collector, written by Jennifer Lanthier, illustrated by François Thisdale, Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award

  • The Stamp Collector, written by Jennifer Lanthier, illustrated by François Thisdale, Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction

  • Going Up! Elisha Otis’s Trip to the Top, written by Monica Kulling, illustrated by David Parkins, Tundra Books
  • Kate & Pippin: An Unlikely Love Story, written by Martin Springett, photographs by Isobel Springett, Puffin Canada
  • Kids of Kabul: Living Bravely Through a Never-Ending War, written by Deborah Ellis, Groundwood Books
  • Real Justice: Fourteen and Sentenced to Death – The Story of Steven Truscott, written by Bill Swan, James Lorimer
  • Rescuing the Children: The Story of the Kindertransport, written by Deborah Hodge, Tundra Books

Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People

  • A Call to Battle, written by Gillian Chan, Scholastic Canada
  • Making Bombs for Hitler, written by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, Scholastic Canada
  • Yesterday’s Dead, written by Pat Bourke, Second Story Press

John Spray Mystery Award

  • Becoming Holmes, written by Shane Peacock, Tundra Books
  • Devil’s Pass (Seven the series), written by Sigmund Brouwer, Orca Book Publishers
  • Neil Flambé and the Tokyo Treasure, written and illustrated by Kevin Sylvester, Simon & Schuster Books

Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy

  • Island of Doom: The Hunchback Assignments IV, written by Arthur Slade, HarperCollins Publishers
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