2017 Information Book Award Shortlist

The jury for the Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada’s Information Book Award are pleased to announce the 2017 Shortlist, appended and attached below.

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

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

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

2017 Information Book Award Shortlist

(Ten Terrific Nonfiction titles published in 2016, listed alphabetically)

Adrift at Sea: A Vietnamese Boy’s Story of Survival. By Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch with Tuan Ho. Illustrations by Brian Deines. Published by Pajama Press.

Canada Year By Year. By Elizabeth MacLeod.  Illustrations by Sydney Smith. Published by Kids Can Press.

Half-Truths and Brazen Lies: An Honest Look at Lying. By Kira Vermond.  Illustrations by Clayton Hanmer. Published by Owl Kids.

I Am Not a Number. By Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer. Illustrations by Gillian Newland. Published by Second Story Press.

Level the Playing Field: The Past, Present, and Future of Women’s Pro Sports. By Kristina Rutherford. Published by Owl Kids.

My Book of Birds. By Geraldo Valério.  Published by Groundwood Books.

Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community. By Robin Stevenson. Published by Orca Books.

To Burp or Not to Burp: A Guide to Your Body in Space.  By Dr. Dave Williams and Loredana Cunti. Published by Annick Press.

The Toad. By Elise Gravel. Published by Tundra Books.

The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk. By Jan Thornhill. Published by Groundwood Books.

Information Book Award Jury: Vicki Donoghue, Natalie Schembri, Sharlene Sharma, Taren Urquhart, Danielle Wing, and Michelle Yule. Chair: Kay Weisman

*ROUNDTABLES VOTING DEADLINE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017

*WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: TBD, NOVEMBER 2017

*PRESENTATION OF THE AWARD: TBD, JANUARY 2018 AT VCLR CELEBRATES EVENT

*FURTHER INFORMATION / VOTING SUBMISSIONS: [email protected]

*Download the ballot form here.