Oct 10, 2017
The vote is on: Young readers across Canada to pick the winner of the CBC Fan Choice Contest
Calling all young readers from across Canada; it’s time to get online and vote for your favourite TD Canadian Children’s Literature Awards finalist. The book with the most votes will be crowned the winner of the CBC Fan Choice Contest. One lucky voter will also receive a $500 prize, as well as a visit by one of the nominated authors, book donations and a generous financial donation to their school library.
Voting runs from October 9, 2017 until November 19, 2017, at cbc.ca/fanchoice.
The TD Canadian Children’s Literature Awards celebrates the best literary work by Canadian children’s authors and illustrators. As one of the largest prizes in Canadian children’s literature, the winner will take home the top prize of $30,000 and title of the most distinguished children’s book of the year. The remaining finalists will share in a $10,000 prize. Winners will be announced at a gala in Toronto on November 21, 2017.
To learn more visit tdreads.com.
This year’s finalists are:
A Day of Signs and Wonders, written by Kit Pearson, HarperTrophy Canada
The Skeleton Tree, written by Iain Lawrence, Tundra Books
Tokyo Digs a Garden, written by Jon-Erik Lappano, illustrated by Kellen Hatanaka, Groundwood Books
The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk, Written and illustrated by Jan Thornhill, Groundwood Books
When We Were Alone, written by David Alexander Robertson, illustrated by Julie Flett, HighWater Press