The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) has announce the winners of its seven English-language children’s book awards.
The TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award was given to author Melanie Florence and illustrator François Thisdale, who will share the $30,000 prize, for their picture book Missing Nimâmâ (Clockwise Press); an additional $12,500 was divided between the winning book’s publisher and the creators of the other four nominated titles.
Seven awards in total were given out:
Missing Nimâmâ, written by Melanie Florence and illustrated by François Thisdale, won the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award ($30,000)
Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox by Danielle Daniel won the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award ($20,000)
Sex Is a Funny Word: A Book About Bodies, Feelings, and You, written by Cory Silverberg and illustrated by Fiona Smyth, won the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction ($10,000)
Uncertain Soldier by Karen Bass won the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction For Young People ($5,000)
The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands won the John Spray Mystery Award ($5,000)
The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow won the Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy ($5,000)
The Truth Commission by Susan Juby won the Amy Mathers Teen Book Award ($5,000)
See more at: http://bookcentre.ca/2016-ccbc-award-winners/