All are invited to attend the 2021 CCBC Book Awards virtual ceremony, broadcasted live from the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto on Friday, October 29 from 6-7:30 pm EDT, with a virtual bar held afterwards. Partnering with the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA), the winners of the English-language awards will be announced at the most-anticipated event in the world of Canadian books for young people. Back by popular demand, Tony Kim from CBC Kids will once again host the awards ceremony. The event will celebrate the winners and finalists of:
- 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)
- Amy Mathers Teen Book Award ($5,000)
- Jean Little First-Novel Award ($5,000)
A post-awards chat will be hosted on Zoom by the CCBC following the ceremony. Visit the virtual bar to socialize and discuss the winners of the CCBC Book Awards. Have a drink from the comfort of your own home and save the cost of a taxi!
The French-language awards—the Prix TD and the Prix Harry Black—will be announced on October 28 virtually as a part of TIFA Kids! Sign up for the French-language event here. View the shortlists for all awards here.
Get To Know CCBC Book Award Finalists
Partnering with TIFA, in advance of the awards ceremony, a series of panels featuring several CCBC Book Awards finalists will be presented as a part of TIFA Kids! Register to attend by clicking on the photos below.
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 the Toronto International Festival of Authors
The Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) is Canada’s longest-running literary festival, a charitable, non-for-profit cultural organization. It presents the finest of Canadian and international writers, artists and thinkers across the range of literary genres from fiction to non-fiction, poetry to plays, graphic novelists and illustrators. It enables audiences access and empowerment to meet, hear and learn from the finest contemporary writers and thinkers of our time. For more information, visit festivalofauthors.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.