Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards
Originally aired on October 29
Re-release November 30
TIFA is proud to partner with the Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) to present the 2021 CCBC Book Awards, celebrating the best Canadian books for young people. The winners for the English-language awards will be announced in this broadcast of the much-anticipated event in the world of Canadian books for young people.
This year’s award ceremony will be hosted by Tony Kim, co-host of CBC Kids Studio K live from the Harbourfront Centre. The event will celebrate both the winners and finalists for:
- TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award ($50,000)
- Winner: The Barnabus Project, written and illustrated by Terry Fan, Eric Fan and Devin Fan (Tundra Books)
- Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award ($20,000)
- Winner: Our Little Kitchen, written and illustrated by Jillian Tamaki (Groundwood Books)
- Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction ($10,000)
- Winner: Powwow: A Celebration Through Song and Dance, written by Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane (Orca Book Publishers)
- Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People ($5,000)
- Winner: The Paper Girl of Paris, written by Jordyn Taylor (HarperTeen)
- Amy Mathers Teen Book Award ($5,000)
- Winner: Facing the Sun, written by Janice Lynn Mather (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
- Jean Little First-Novel Award ($5,000)
- Winner: No Vacancy, written by Tziporah Cohen (Groundwood Books)
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About the Canadian Children’s Book Centre
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is a national, not‐for‐profit organization founded in 1976. We are dedicated to encouraging, promoting and supporting the reading, writing and illustrating of Canadian books for young readers. Our programs, publications, and resources help teachers, librarians, booksellers and parents select the very best for young readers. For more information, visit bookcentre.ca.
About Tony Kim
Tony Kim is an actor/entertainer from the small town of Vancouver, British Columbia. He is now based in the slightly larger town of Toronto, Ontario with his partner and the best cat in the world. In addition to being a star improviser, Tony has a number of acting credits to his name. In 2019, Tony lent his voice to bring alive the character of Jonathan in the audiobook version of YA sensation We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra. Currently, he is a host on CBC Kids and is excited to be returning as the Master of Ceremonies for the 2021 CCBC Book Awards.
TIFA Kids is generously supported by Gail and Mark Appel.