TIFA is proud to partner with the Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) to present the 2020 CCBC Book Awards, celebrating the best Canadian books for young people, live from Harbourfront Centre. The winners for the English-language awards will be announced in this live 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. The event will celebrate the winners and finalists for:
- TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award ($50,000)
- Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award ($20,000)
- Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction ($10,000)
- Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People ($5,000)
- John Spray Mystery Award ($5,000)
- Amy Mathers Teen Book Award ($5,000)
A post-awards virtual bar will be hosted on Zoom by the CCBC following the ceremony. The Zoom link will be emailed to you 24-hours prior to the event. Join us to connect with our community and celebrate the winners!
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, please visit bookcentre.ca.
About Tony Kim
Tony is a lovable and hilarious nerd hailing from Vancouver. In addition to being a star improviser, Tony has a number of acting credits to his name. Tony brings with him a variety of musical talents including vocals, rap, piano, and clarinet. He is always at the ready to defend his title as Comic Book Nerd Champ, in either English or Vietnamese. His warm, youthful energy and comfort on camera make Tony feel like an instant friend.