Tuesday, 6 August 2013

2013 Information Book Award 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"

Here are the five 2013 Information Book Award Finalists:

City Critters: Wildlife in the Urban Jungle
by Nicholas Read
Orca Books Publishers

Kate and Pippin: An Unlikely Love Story
by Martin Springett
Photographs by Isobel Springett
Puffin Canada

How to Raise Monarch Butterflies: A Step-by-Step Guide for Kids
by Carol Pasternak
Firefly Books

Potatoes on Rooftops: Farming in the City
by Hadley Dyer
Annick Press

Rescuing the Children: The Story of the Kindertransport
by Deborah Hodge
Tundra Books

The winner will be announced on November 22, 2013 and presented on March 8, 2014.

Congratulations, Finalists!