Shortlist for TD Canadian Children's Literature Award revealed


Four illustrated books and one young adult novel are in the running for the 2015 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award. The $30,000 prize is the richest prize for children's literature in Canada.

The jury, who selected the finalists, consisted of PhD candidate at Simon Fraser University Robert Bittner, children's literature professor Dr. Gregory Bryan, librarian consultant Gigi Nadeau, former children's librarian Barbara Kissick and curriculum professor Shelley Stagg Peterson.

The finalists are:

The winner will be revealed at a gala event in Toronto on Nov. 18.

The Man with the Violin by Kathy Stinson, illustrated by Dušan Petričić, won in 2014.