Saturday, 11 August 2012

Information Book Award 2012 Finalists announced

The Children's Literature Roundtable is a group of authors, editors, publishers, parents, teachers, librarians, booksellers and readers who come together to talk, promote, and enjoy children's literature.  First started in 1977 in Edmonton, the Canadian Children's Literature Roundtables have chapters in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Fredericton, Saint John, Winnipeg, Lethbridge, Grand Prairie and Kamloops.  

First presented in 1987, the Information Book Award is a children's non-fiction award, presented by the Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada and administered by its Vancouver chapter, for an English non-fiction book that, 
"arouses interest, stimulates curiosity, captures the imagination, and fosters concern for the world around us"

The award winner will be announced in February, with the author and the illustrator receiving commemorative award certificates and sharing a cash prize of $1000.

Congratulations to this year's nominees for this year's Information Book Award:

Beyond Bullets:  A Photo Journal of Afghanistan
By Rafal Gerszak with Dawn Hunter
Annick Press

Biomimicry: Inventions Inspired by Nature
By Dora Lee, Illustrated by Margot Thompson
Kids Can Press

Kamakwie: Finding Peace, Love, and Injustice in Sierra Leone
By Kathleen Martin
Red Deer Press

By Susan Vande Griek, Illustrated by Karen Reczuch
Groundwood Books


A Walk on the Tundra
By Rebecca Hainnu and Anna Ziegler, Illustrated by Qin Leng
Inhabit Media

 Best wishes to all nominees! 

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