Thursday, 16 April 2015

2015 Violet Downey Book Award nominees of National Chapter of Canada of IODE

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 2015 Violet Downey Book Award were announced yesterday.  The five finalists are:

Saving Houdini
by Michael Redhill
HarperCollins Canada

Red Wolf
by Jennifer Dance
Dundurn Press

The Night Gardener
by Jonathan Auxier
Puffin Canada

The End of the Line
by Sharon E. McKay
Annick Books

The Swallow: A Ghost Story
by Charis Cotter
Tundra Books

Congratulations to all nominees!

The winner will be announced at IODE Canada’s National Annual Meeting in St. John's, Newfoundland on May 29, 2015.

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