2015 Information Book Award Shortlist – Trailers

The Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada are pleased to announce the 2015 Information Book Award shortlist. We hope you will take the time to explore each of these distinguished titles and vote for the one you feel best exemplifies the award criteria of arousing interest, stimulating curiosity, capturing imagination, and fostering concern for the world around us. You may also want to consider accuracy, coverage, clarity of text and illustration, organization, format, sensitivity to gender and culture, and quality of back matter.
Please send your vote by email on or before October 31, 2015.

We are gradually uploading a trailer for each book. Please check this page for further updates. (Nonfiction published in 2014, listed alphabetically.)

Any Questions? By Marie-Louise Gay. Published by Groundwood Books.

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

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

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

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

The Rat. By Elise Gravel. Published by Tundra Books [note that we were provided two different trailers for this book].


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

Take Shelter: At Home Around the World. By Nikki Tate and Dani Tate-Stratton. Published by Orca Books.

Tastes Like Music: 17 Quirks of the Brain and Body. By Maria Birmingham. Illustrated by Monika Melnychuk. Published by Owl Kids.

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


Information Book Award Jury:
Camden Jenkins, Kerry-Ann Kerr, Ashley Killian, Deanna King, Alina Kosel, Molly Kumar, Mark MacKichan, Allison Mills, Zane Phillips, Dan Pon, Kelly Savage, Fiona Trotter, Danielle Wing.
Advisor: Judith Saltman
Chair: Kay Weisman


  • Voting Deadline: Saturday October 31, 2015
  • Winner Announcement: Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the VCLR Illustrator’s Breakfast
  • Award Presentation: Wednesday January 27 at the VCLR’s Celebrate Event: A Celebration of Award Winning BC Children’s Authors and Illustrators

For more information about voting and submissions please contact the Information Book Award Chair, Kay Weisman at [email protected]