2018 Information Book Award Shortlist Announced

The jury for the Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada’s Information Book Award are pleased to announce the 2018 Shortlist.

Voting, by members of the Children’s Literature Roundtables across Canada has begun and will continue through October 31, 2018.  The 2018 Information Book Award winner and honour titles will be announced in early November 2017, and the award will be presented in January 2019, in Vancouver.

Our thanks to all Canadian publishers of information books for children for participating in this award.

Download the ballot form here.

The Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Announce . . .

2018 Information Book Award Shortlist

(Ten Terrific Nonfiction titles published in 2017, listed alphabetically)

Biometrics: Your Body and the Science of Security. By Maria Birmingham. Illustrated by Ian Turner. Published by Owl Kids.

Eyes & Spies: How You’re Tracked and Why You Should Know. By Tanya Lloyd Kyi. Art by Belle Wuthrich. Published by Annick Press.

Fault Lines: Understanding the Power of Earthquakes. By Johanna Wagstaffe. Published by Orca Books.

Meatless? A Fresh Look at What You Eat. By Sarah Elton. Illustrated by Julie McLaughlin. Published by Owl Kids.

Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation. By Monique Gray Smith. Published by Orca Books.

The Sockeye Mother. By Hetxw’ms Gyetxw (Brett David Huson) and Natasha Donovan. Published by Highwater Press.

The Wolves Return: A New Beginning for Yellowstone National Park. By Celia Godkin. Published by Pajama Press.

Turtle Island: The Story of North America’s First People. By Eldon Yellowhorn and Kathy Lowinger. Published by Annick Press.

Walrus. By Herve Paniaq. Illustrated by Ben Shannon. Published by Inhabit Media.

What a Waste! Where Does Garbage Go? By Claire Eamer. Illustrated by Bambi Edlund. Published by Annick Press.


Information Book Award Jury: Vicki Donoghue, Sarah Fast, Meghan Ross, Natalie Schembri, Kate Tapping, Fiona Trotter and Michelle Yule. Chair: Danielle Wing

Roundtables voting deadline: October 31, 2018
Winner announcement: tbd November 2018
Presentation of award: tbd, January 2019
Further information/ voting submissions: infobookaward@gmail.com

Ballot form