The shortlists for the 2020 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards are announced, and Transatlantic is proud of our ELEVEN clients whose fantastic new releases have made five of the eight shortlists for the 2020 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Book Awards!

Congratulations to Eric Walters and Kathy Kacer, whose book BROKEN STRINGS (Puffin Canada) is shortlisted for the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award. Both Eric Walters and Kathy Kacer are represented by Amy Tompkins.

THE PHONE BOOTH IN MR. HIROTA’S GARDEN by Heather Smith and Illustrated by Rachel Wada (Orca Book Publishers) and KING MOUSE by Cary Fagan (Tundra Books) are shortlisted for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. Heather, Rachel, and Cary are represented by Amy Tompkins.

BEASTLY PUZZLES: A Brain-Boggling Animal Guessing Game by Rachel Poliquin (Kids Can Press) is shortlisted for the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction. Rachel is represented by Amy Tompkins.

AMONG THE FALLEN by Virginia Schwartz (Holiday House), BE MY LOVE by Kit Pearson (HarperTrophy Canada), ORANGE FOR THE SUNSETS by Tina Athaide (Katherine Tegen Books) and ROOM FOR ONE MORE by Monique Polak (Kar-Ben Publishing) are shortlisted for the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People. Virginia is represented by Fiona Kenshole, Kit and Monique are represented by Amy Tompkins, and Tina is represented by Andrea Cascardi.

IN THE KEY OF NIRA GHANI by Natasha Deen (Running Press Teens) is shortlisted for the Amy Mathers Teen Book Award. Natasha is represented by Amy Tompkins.

From the jurors:
“The nominated titles represent the exceptional quality of the work by Canadian authors and illustrators from across the country. Every single title nominated has made a valuable contribution to Canadian children’s literature in a year where an escape into a book has been a welcome refuge for many…
The winners of the English-language awards will be announced at a small, socially distanced event, co-hosted by the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) as part of its new TIFA Kids! programming. A live stream of the event will be free for all, with the ceremony available on our YouTube channel, Bibliovideo… More event information will be available at on September 22.”

See the full lists of nominees at the following link: