Wednesday 11 November 2015

2015 Information Book Award: Finalists and winner

The Children's Literature Roundtable is a group of authors, editors, publishers, parents, teachers, librarians, booksellers and readers who come together to talk, promote, and enjoy children's literature.  First started in 1977 in Edmonton, the Canadian Children's Literature Roundtables have chapters in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Fredericton, Saint John, Winnipeg, Lethbridge, Grand Prairie and Kamloops.

First presented in 1987, the Information Book Award is a children's non-fiction award, presented by the Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada and administered by its Vancouver chapter, for an English non-fiction book that, 
"arouses interest, stimulates curiosity, captures the imagination, and fosters concern for the world around us"

The winner of the Information Book Award for 2015 was just announced on Saturday from the following ten 2015 Information Book Award Finalists announced earlier in the year:

Any Questions? 
by Marie-Louise Gay
Groundwood Books

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

Do You Know Komodo Dragons? 
by Alain M. Bergeron, Michel Quintin, and Sampar
Illustrated by Sampar
Translated by Solange Messier
Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices
Edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale
Annick Press

Not My Girl
by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton
Illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
Annick Press

The Rat
by Elise Gravel
Tundra Books

Shapes in Math, Science and Nature: Squares, Triangles and Circles
by Catherine Sheldrick Ross
Illustrated by Bill Slavin
Kids Can Press

Take Shelter: At Home Around the World
by Nikki Tate and Dani Tate-Stratton
Orca Book Publishers

Tastes Like Music: 17 Quirks of the Brain and Body
by Maria Birmingham
Illustrated by Monika Melnychuk

We All Count: A Book of Cree Numbers
by Julie Flett
Native Northwest

And the winner of the 2015 Information Book Award is...

A Brush Full of Colour: The World of Ted Harrison
by Margriet Ruurs and Katherine Gibson
Pajama Press
40 pp.
All ages
September, 2014

Reviewed here

Though the winner was announced on November 6, 2015, the award will be presented Wednesday January 27, 2016 at the VCLR’s Celebrate Event: A Celebration of Award Winning BC Children’s Authors and Illustrators.

Congratulations to all!

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