Friday, 9 May 2014

2014 IODE Canada Violet Downey Book Award nominees announced

The National Chapter of Canada IODE (Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire), a women's charitable organization, has been offering Violet Downey Book Award since 1985.  This award of $3000 is offered annually for the best English language book for children up to age 13 containing at least 500 words of text published in Canada in the previous year and selected from submitted books. 

The shortlisted books for the National Chapter of Canada 2014 Violet Downey Book Award were announced on May 7, 2014.  The five finalists are:

Death of a King
by Andrew H. Vanderwal
Tundra Books

An Infidel in Paradise
by S. J. Laidlaw
Tundra Books
Reviewed here

by Sue Macleod
Pajama Press
Reviewed here

The Power of Harmony
by Jan L. Coates
Red Deer Press
Reviewed here

September 17
by Amanda West Lewis
Red Deer Press

Congratulations to all nominees!

The winner will be announced at IODE Canada’s National Annual Meeting in London, Ontario on May 30, 2014.

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