Massive congratulations to Heather Smith, whose novel in verse EBB & FLOW (published by Kids Can Press), has been selected for the  2019 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award shortlist! 

From the Book Centre website:

“A verse novel brings forth larger than life characters as a boy, overcome with self-recrimination, learns that unconditional love and forgiveness are gifts to be given as well as received… The lyrical text gradually reveals the story and gently flows from page to page… A marriage of simple and poignant imagery expresses Jett’s journey through peer pressure, bullying, hope and redemption.”

The nominated titles represent some of the very best work by Canadian authors and illustrators from across the country. Every single title nominated has made a valuable contribution to Canadian children’s literature. The winners will be announced at an invitation-only gala event in the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library on October 15, 2019. 

See the full list of nominees here: