Winner of the 2008 Information Book Award Announced

The Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada are proud to announce that One Well: The Story of Water on Earth written by Rochelle Strauss, illustrated by Rosemary Wood and published by Kids Can Press is the winner of the 2008 Information Book Award.

The 2008 honour book is Carnation, Lily, Lily Rose: The Story of a Painting, written by Hugh Brewster, with painting by John Singer Sargent and published by Kids Can Press.

The 2008 Information Book Award of $1000 will be presented on February 28, 2009, at the Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable Serendipity Conference.

The four other shortlisted titles included:

Birds of Prey: An Introduction
Written by Robert Bateman with Nancy Kovacs
Illustrated by Robert Bateman
Published by Scholastic Canada/Madison Press

Bugs Up Close
Written by Diane Swanson
Photography by Paul Davidson
Published by Kids Can Press

How Soccer Works
Written by Keltie Thomas
Illustrated by Stephen MacEachern
Maple Tree Press

This Is My Planet: The Kids’Guide to Global Warming
Written by Jan Thornhill
Published by Maple Tree Press

For more information, please contact:

Lois Brymer
National Chair, Information Book Award