Finalists announced for the 2009 Information Book Awards

The Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada has announced the finalists for the 2009 Information Book Awards. Roundtables will vote for their top three choices by November 3, 2009. The winner of the 2009 award will be announced in Vancouver on November 10 and the presentation of the award will take place March 27, 1020 at a Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable Spring breakfast. The finalists are listed below.

A Bear in War
Written by Stephanie Innes and Harry Endrulat
Illustrated by Brian Deines
Key Porter Books

The Delta Is My Home
Written by Tom McLeod and Mindy Willett
Photography by Tessa Macintosh
Fifth House Publishers

Everything but the Kitchen Sink (Weird Stuff You Didn’t Know about Food)
Written by Frieda Wishinsky and Elizabeth MacLeod
Illustrated by Travis King
Scholastic Press

One Peace: True Stories of Young Activists
Written by Janet Wilson
Orca Book Publishers

Polar Worlds: Life at the Ends of the Earth
Written by Robert Bateman with Nancy Kovacs
Scholastic Canada/Madison Press

Robots: From Everyday to Out of This World
Written by the Editors of Yes Magazine
Kids Can Press

For more information, please contact:

Lois Brymer at or Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable at