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– Winner to receive $30,000 – one of the largest prizes in Canadian Children's Literature –

TORONTO, Nov. 17, 2015 /CNW/ -


On November 18, TD Bank Group and the Canadian Children's Book Centre will recognize the best in Canadian children's literature at an awards gala in Toronto. One of five finalists will take home the coveted TD Canadian Children's Literature Award for the most distinguished English-language children's book of the year, along with the $30,000 prize. The remaining four finalists will share in a $10,000 prize. One lucky young Canadian will also present the $5,000 CBC Fan Choice Award, as voted on by Canadians ages 5 to 13.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

7:15 p.m.

Award presentations begin

8:30 p.m.

Interview opportunities with winner and finalists

Note: additional interview opportunities available November 19, 2015


The Carlu – 7th Floor

444 Yonge St.

Toronto, ON


Alec Morley, Senior Vice-President, TD Bank Group

Daryl Novak, President of the Board, Canadian Children's Book Centre

Charlotte Teeple, Executive Director, Canadian Children's Book Centre

Alan Convery, Director, Community Relations, TD Bank Group

The nominees for the English-language TD Canadian Children's Literature Award:

Any Questions? (Groundwood Books)

Written by Marie-Louise Gay

A Brush Full of Colour: The World of Ted Harrison (Pajama Press)

Written by Margriet Ruurs and Katherine Gibson

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress (Groundwood Books)

Written by Christine Baldacchino

Illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant

From Vimy to Victory: Canada's Fight to the Finish in World War I (Scholastic Canada)

Written by Hugh Brewster

The Night Gardener (Penguin Canada)

Written by Jonathan Auxier

SOURCE TD Bank Group

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