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TORONTO, Nov. 3 /CNW/ - WHAT: The Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) and TD Bank Financial Group (TDBFG) will announce the winner of the fourth annual TD Canadian Children's Literature Award for the most distinguished English-language book of the year at a ceremony in Toronto on November 6. The winning author will receive $20,000 - one of the largest prizes of its kind for children's literature in Canada. The remaining finalists will share a $10,000 award. The winners of the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People will also be announced. WHEN: Thursday, November 6, 2008 Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres: 6:00 p.m. Awards ceremony: 7:00 p.m. WHERE: The Carlu - 444 Yonge Street, 7th Floor, Toronto Following are the nominees for the TD Canadian Children's Literature English-language award: Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose: The Story of a Painting Written by Hugh Brewster Published by Kids Can Press Darkwing Written by Kenneth Oppel Published by HarperCollins Canada Elijah of Buxton Written by Christopher Paul Curtis Published by Scholastic Canada Eye of the Crow: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His First Case Written by Shane Peacock Published by Tundra Books Please, Louise! Written by Frieda Wishinsky Published by Groundwood Books PHOTO OPPORTUNITY AND MEDIA INTERVIEW Media are welcome to attend the event. TD Canadian Children's Literature Award nominees and winner will be available for interviews following the ceremony. The TD Canadian Children's Literature Award for the most distinguished French-language book of the year was presented in Montreal on October 29, 2008 to author Gilles Vigneault and illustrator Stéphane Jorisch for Un Cadeau pour Sophie (A Gift for Sophie). The TD Canadian Children's Literature Award recognizes excellence in children's literature with $20,000 for the most distinguished book written in English and $20,000 for the most distinguished book written in French. All books, in any genre, written by a Canadian for children ages one through 12 were eligible for the awards. Entries were judged on the quality of the text and illustrations and the book's overall contribution to literature. For further information: To RSVP and for more information please contact: Matthew Cram, TD Bank Financial Group, (416) 983-1514,; Stephanie Sayer, GCI Group on behalf of TD and the CCBC, (416) 486-5921,

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