Friday, 18 April 2014

2014 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards' nominees announced

On Wednesday, April 16, the Ontario Arts Foundation announced the 2014 nominees for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards that recognize artistic excellence in writing and illustration in English-language Canadian children’s literature.  The awards will be selected by two juries of young readers, this year from Aldergrove Public School in Markham, Ontario.  Five students from Grades 3 and 4 will select the award-winning book for the Children's Picture Book Award, and five students from Grades 7 and 8 will select the Young Adult/Middle Reader Book Award recipient.  The prizes will be given out May 20 at the school.

Here are the two short-lists of nominees announced Wednesday:

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In the CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK CATEGORY, the nominees are:

The Boy Who Paints
by K. Jane Watt
Illustrations by Richard Cole
Fenton Street Press

Loula is Leaving for Africa
by Anne Villeneuve
Kids Can Press

The Man with the Violin
by Kathy Stinson 
Illustrations by Dušan Petričić
Annick Press

Reviewed here

Once Upon a Northern Night
by Jean E. Pendziwol
Illustrations by Isabelle Arsenault
Groundwood Books

Reviewed here

Read Me a Story, Stella 
by Marie-Louise Gay
Groundwood Books

Reviewed here

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Little Red Lies 
by Julie Johnston
Tundra Books

by David Carroll
Scholastic Canada 

Reviewed here

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
by Teresa Toten
Doubleday Canada

Reviewed here

Jane, the Fox and Me
by Fanny Britt
Illustrations by Isabelle Arsenault 

Groundwood Books

Sorrow's Knot 
by Erin Bow
Scholastic Canada

Congratulations to all nominees

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