2019 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards Shortlists

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre has announced their finalists for their children’s book awards. Here are the finalists for each English-language award:

TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award

After Life: Ways We Think about Death Ebb and Flow

After Life: Ways We Think about Death by Merrie-Ellen Wilcox

Ebb & Flow by Heather Smith

Mustafa Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster

Mustafa by Marie-Louise Gay

Sweep by Jonathan Auxier

They Say Blue

They Say Blue by Jillian Tamaki

 

Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award

Africville The Funeral

Africville by Shauntay Grant, illustrated by Eva Campbell

The Funeral by Matt James

Mustafa Seb and the Sun

Mustafa by Marie-Louise Gay

Seb and the Sun by Jami Gigot

They Say Blue

They Say Blue by Jillian Tamaki

 

Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction

After Life: Ways We Think about Death Bat Citizens: Defending the Ninjas of the Night

After Life: Ways We Think about Death by Merrie-Ellen Wilcox

Bat Citizens: Defending the Ninjas of the Night by Rob Laidlaw

Go Show the World: A Celebration of Indigenous Heroes Trash Revolution: Breaking the Waste Cycle

Go Show the World: A Celebration of Indigenous Heroes by Wab Kinew, illustrated by Joe Morse

Trash Revolution: Breaking the Waste Cycle by Erica Fyvie, illustrated by Bill Slavin

Turtle Pond

Turtle Pond by James Gladstone, illustrated by Karen Reczuch

 

Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People

Don't Tell The Enemy The Journey of Little Charlie

Don’t Tell the Enemy by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis

Miles to Go Piper

Miles to Go by Beryl Young

Piper by Jacqueline Halsey

The Sound of Freedom

The Sound of Freedom by Kathy Kacer

 

John Spray Mystery Award

Aftermath Call of the Wraith (The Blackthorn Key, #4)

Aftermath by Kelley Armstrong

Call of the Wraith by Kevin Sands

Tank & Fizz: The Case of Firebane's Folly Sadie

The Case of the Firebane Folly by Liam O’Donnell, illustrated by Mike Deas

Sadie by Courtney Summers

Wolfe in Shepherd's Clothing (Shepherd & Wolfe Mystery #3)

Wolfe in Shepherd’s Clothing by Angie Counios and David Gane

 

Amy Mathers Teen Book Award

Aftermath Easy Prey

Aftermath by Kelley Armstrong

Easy Prey by Catherine Lo

A Girl Like That The House of One Thousand Eyes

A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena

The House of One Thousand Eyes by Michelle Barker

Learning to Breathe

Learning to Breathe by Janice Lynn Mather