Media Advisory – Photo/Interview Opportunity – Celebrate the Best in Canadian Children’s Literature on November 17, 2016

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Media Advisory – Photo/Interview Opportunity – Celebrate the Best in Canadian Children’s Literature on November 17, 2016

$30,000 top prize, one of the largest prizes in Canadian children’s literature, to be awarded at the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award gala in Toronto

TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2016


TD Bank Group and the Canadian Children’s Book Centre will reveal the recipient of the 12th annual TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award at a gala in Toronto on November 17, 2016. The award recognizes the most distinguished English-language children’s book of the year with a $30,000 prize – one of the largest in Canadian children’s literature. One of the five finalists will also be presented with the $5,000 TD Fan Choice Award, as voted on by Canadians ages 5 to 13. In recognition of their exceptional contribution to Canadian children’s literature, TD will also award $10,000 to be shared among the four remaining finalists.


Thursday, November 17, 2016

6:00 p.m.   Reception

7:15 p.m.   Award presentations begin

8:45 p.m.   Interview opportunities with winner and finalists*

*Additional interview opportunities available upon request.


The Carlu – 7th Floor

444 Yonge St.

Toronto, ON


Shelagh Rogers, Host of The Next Chapter, CBC

Daryl Novak, President of the Board, Canadian Children’s Book Centre

Charlotte Teeple, Executive Director, Canadian Children’s Book Centre

Valerie Picher, Associate Vice President, Community Relations, TD Bank Group

Alec Morley, Senior Vice President, TD Bank Group

The nominees for the English-language TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award:

That Squeak (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)

Written by Carolyn Beck

Illustrated by François Thisdale

The Nest (HarperCollins Publishers)

Written by Kenneth Oppel

The Wolf-Birds (Owlkids Books)

Written and illustrated by Willow Dawson

A Year of Borrowed Men (Pajama Press)

Written by Michelle Barker

Illustrated by Renné Benoit

Missing Nimâmâ (Clockwise Press)

Written by Melanie Florence

Illustrated by François Thisdale

For further information: To RSVP, for more information or to arrange an interview, please contact: Sheri Papps/Nicole McRonney-Apaw, Paradigm Public Relations, 416-413-5207, 416-413-5114,,; Stefanie Marotta, TD Bank Group, 416-983-6072,
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