2021 Shortlists for the CCBC Book Awards

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre has announced the shortlists for their 2021 awards. This is the first year for the Jean Little First-Novel Award. Here are the shortlisted titles in each of the English-language categories:

TD CANADIAN CHILDREN’S LITERATURE AWARD

Cover for The Barnabus Project

The Barnabus Project by the Fan Brothers

Cover for The Barren Grounds

The Barren Grounds by David A. Robertson

Cover for A Beginner's Guide to Goodbye

A Beginner’s Guide to Goodbye by Melanie Mosher

Cover for Bloom (The Overthrow #1)

Bloom by Kenneth Oppel

Cover for When Emily Was Small

When Emily Was Small by Lauren Soloy

MARILYN BAILLIE PICTURE BOOK AWARD

Cover for The Barnabus Project

The Barnabus Project by the Fan Brothers

Cover for Golden Threads

Golden Threads by Suzanne Del Rizzo, illustrated by Miki Sato

Cover for Our Little Kitchen

Our Little Kitchen by Jillian Tamaki

Cover for Swift Fox All Along

Swift Fox All Along by Rebecca Thomas, illustrated by Maya McKibbin

Cover for Weekend Dad

Weekend Dad by Naseem Hrab, illustrated by Frank Viva

NORMA FLECK AWARD FOR CANADIAN CHILDREN’S NONFICTION

Cover for 111 Trees

111 Trees: How One Village Celebrates the Birth of Every Girl by Rina Singh, illustrated by Marianne Ferrer

Cover for Science Comics

Crows: Genius Birds (Science Comics) by Kyla Vanderklugt

Cover for The Eagle Mother, 3

The Eagle Mother by Hetxw’ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson), illustrated by Natasha Donovan

Cover for Powwow

Powwow: A Celebration Through Song and Dance by Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane

Cover for This Is Your Brain on Stereotypes

This Is Your Brain on Stereotypes: How Science Is Tackling Unconscious Bias by Tanya Lloyd Kyi, illustrated by Drew Shannon

GEOFFREY BILSON AWARD FOR HISTORICAL FICTION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Cover for Barry Squires, Full Tilt

Barry Squires, Full Tilt by Heather Smith

Cover for The Brushmaker's Daughter (Holocaust Remembrance Series for Young Readers)

The Brushmaker’s Daughter by Kathy Kacer

Cover for Journal of a Travelling Girl

Journal of a Travelling Girl by Nadine Neema, illustrated by Archie Beaverho

Cover for The Paper Girl of Paris

The Paper Girl of Paris by Jordyn Taylor

Cover for Under Amelia's Wing

Under Amelia’s Wing by Heather Stemp

AMY MATHERS TEEN BOOK AWARD

Cover for Charming as a Verb

Charming as a Verb by Ben Philippe

Cover for Facing the Sun

Facing the Sun by Janice Lynn Mather

Cover for Followers

Followers by Raziel Reid

Cover for He Must Like You

He Must Like You by Danielle Young-Ullman

Cover for The Silence of Bones

The Silence of Bones by June Hur

JEAN LITTLE FIRST-NOVEL AWARD

Cover for Journal of a Travelling Girl

Journal of a Travelling Girl by Nadine Neema, illustrated by Archie Beaverho

Cover for My Name Is Konisola

My Name Is Konisola by Alisa Siegel

Cover for No Vacancy

No Vacancy by Tziporah Cohen

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