2012 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards Finalists

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) has announced the finalists for their seven major children’s book awards.  I will list below the ones that are for English-language titles.  There is an additional prize, Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse.

TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award


The Dragon Turn by Shane Peacock

No Ordinary Day by Deborah Ellis

Off to Class: Incredible and Unusual Schools around the World by Susan Hughes


Seal Song by Andrea Spalding

Stones for My Father by Trilby Kent


Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award


Cinnamon Baby by Nicola Winstanley, illustrated by Janice Nadeau

Picture a Tree by Barbara Reid

Pussycat, Pussycat, Where Have You Been? by Dan Bar-el, illustrated by Rae Mate


Small Saul by Ashley Spires

Without You by Genevieve Cote


Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction


Beyond Bullets: A Photo Journal of Afghanistan by Rafal Gerszak with Dawn Hunter

Biomimicry: Inventions Inspired by Nature by Dora Lee, illustrated by Margot Thompson

Loon by Susan Vande Griek, illustrated by Karen Reczuch


Off to Class: Incredible and Unusual Schools around the World by Susan Hughes

Scribbling Women: True Tales from Astonishing Lives by Marthe Jocelyn


Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for young People


The Hangman in the Mirror by Kate Cayley

I’ll Be Watching by Pamela Porter

Shot at Dawn: World War I by John Wilson


This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein by Kenneth Oppel

The Whole Truth by Kit Pearson


John Spray Mystery Award


The Case of the Missing Deed by Ellen Schwartz

Charlie’s Key by Rob Mills

The Dragon Turn by Shane Peacock


Held by Edeet Ravel

True Blue by Deborah Ellis


Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy


Dreamline by Nicole Luiken

Hunted by Cheryl Rainfield

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier


Tempestuous by Lesley Livingston

What Happened to Serenity by P.J. Sarah Collins