Tuesday 2 October 2012

The Governor General's Literary Awards 2012: Finalists announced

The Governor General's Literary Awards are presented annually as selected by the Canada Council for the Arts. Affectionately known as the GGs, the Governor General's Literary Awards are Canada's national book awards, honouring the best of our literature in seven categories, in both official languages. These Canada Council awards celebrate and promote the excellence of Canadian writers, illustrators and translators.

Today, the finalists for the 2012 Governor General Literary Awards were announced on the Canada Council website. Below are the nominees for the two children's literature awards:

Children’s Literature: Text
by Rachel Hartman 
(Doubleday Canada)


Under the Moon 
by Deborah Kerbel 
(Dancing Cat Books/Cormorant)

The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen 
by Susin Nielsen 
(Tundra Books)


The Umbrella 
by Judd Palmer 
(An Odd Little Book)


The Grave Robber's Apprentice 
by Allan Stratton 
(HarperCollins Canada)  

Children’s Literature: Illustration

Virginia Wolf
Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault; text by Kyo Maclear 
(Kids Can Press)  

Big City Bees
Illustrated by Renné Benoit; text by Maggie de Vries 
(Greystone Books)


House Held Up By Trees
Illustrated by Jon Klassen; text by Ted Kooser 


In the Bag! Margaret Knight Wraps It Up
Illustrated by David Parkins; text by Monica Kulling 
(Tundra Books)  

Picture a Tree 
Illustrated by Barbara Reid; text by Barbara Reid 
(Northwinds Press)

The winners will be announced on Tuesday, November 13 at the Conservatoire de musique et d'art dramatique du Québec in Montréal, and awarded at a ceremony at Rideau Hall on Thursday, November 28.

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