Wednesday 22 April 2015

2015 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards: Nominees announced

Today, the Ontario Arts Foundation announced the 2015 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 Alexander Muir/Gladstone Avenue Junior and Senior Public School, Toronto, 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, $6000 each, will be given out May 15 at the school.

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

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

A Brush Full of Colour: The World of Ted Harrison
Written by Margriet Ruurs and Katherine Gibson 
Pajama Press

The Magician of Auschwitz
Written by Kathy Kacer 
Illustrations by Gillian Newland 
Second Story Press

The Most Magnificent Thing 
Written and illustrated by Ashley Spires 
Kids Can Press

Nancy Knows  
Written and illustrated by Cybèle Young 
Tundra Books

Starring Me and You
Written and illustrated by Geneviève Côté 
Kids Can Press

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Audrey (cow)
by Dan Bar-el 
Tundra Books

The Boundless
by Kenneth Oppel 
HarperCollins Canada

by William Bell 
Doubleday Canada

Lord and Lady Bunny - Almost Royalty!
by Polly Horvath 
Groundwood Books

Moon at Nine
by Deborah Ellis 
Pajama Press

 Congratulations to all nominees 

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