IODE Jean Throop Book Award

At the recent meeting of the IODE Jean Throop Book Award Selection Committee, 5 titles were selected for the short list for the award for 2021 (books published in 2020 by a Canadian author living in Ontario). These books met the criteria for the award.

Alphabetical order by Title:

Fast Friends
Author: Heather M. O’Connor;
Illustrator: Claudia Davila
Publisher: Scholastic

Author: Suzanne Belliveau;
Illustrator: Jennifer Thornhill

The Nut that Fell from the Tree
Author: Sangeeta Bhadra;
Illustrator: France Cormier
Publisher: Kidscan Press

What Grew in Larry’s Garden
Author: Laura Alary;
Illustrator: Kass Reich
Publisher: Kidscan Press

What If Bunny’s Not a Bully
Author: Lana Button;
Illustrator: Christine Battuz
Publisher: Kidscan Press

The winning book will be announced at the IODE Ontario 101st Provincial Annual Meeting to be held via Zoom on 24 April 2021. The publisher, author and illustrator will be notified of the award in advance and will be invited to attend the annual meeting to accept their award.

Thank you to all publishers who sent books to be reviewed. We look forward to reading the books published this year for the award next spring!

Learn more about the award and the past winners here.