Vote for your favourite 2018 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award nominee
The nominees for the $50K TD Canadian Children's Literature Award are here and it's time for you to choose your favourite!
The CBC's Fan Choice Contest invites readers between the ages of five and 12 years old from across Canada to cast a vote for the book they think should win Canada's biggest kids lit prize. The creator(s) of the title that receives the most votes will receive an award, and all participating kids have a chance to win an award of their own. One lucky voter will receive a visit from one of the finalist creators to their school, copies of that creator's book for themselves and their classmates, a $2,000 donation to their school library and $500 spending money!
The books nominated for the 2018 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award are:
- Dragonfly Song by Wendy Orr
- Picture the Sky by Barbara Reid
- Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation by Monique Gray Smith
- Town Is by the Sea by Joanne Schwartz, illustrated by Sydney Smith
- When The Moon Comes by Paul Harbridge, illustrated by Matt James
The book that received the most votes in last year's 2017 Fan Choice Contest was Iain Lawrence's middle grade adventure novel The Skeleton Tree. And one lucky voter — Delta, B.C.'s Monica Yu — was randomly selected as the winner of the participants' prize!
Monica's school, Cougar Canyon Elementary, celebrated with a visit from TD Canadian Children's Literature Award winner Jan Thornhill, whose book The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk Monica had chosen as her Fan Choice Contest selection.