Sunday, 31 March 2013

2012 Information Book Award finalists and winner



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 following 5 finalists for the 2012 Information Book Award were announced in October:

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

Biomimicry: Inventions Inspired by Nature
by Dora Lee
Illustrations by Margot Thompson
Kids Can Press

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

Loon
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








The winning title was presented on February 23, 2013 at the Vancouver Children╩╝s Literature Breakfast Event featuring author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers.

The winner of the 2012 Information Book Award


Loon
by Susan Vande Griek with illustrations by Karen Reczuch
from Groundwood Books


Selected Honor Books for this award are:
 









Beyond Bullets                                      Biomimicry
A Photo Journal of Afghanistan          Inventions Inspired by Nature
by Rafal Gerszak with Dawn Hunter     by Dora Lee 
Annick Press                                          Illus. by Margot Thompson
                                                               Kids Can Press

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