CCBC Book Awards

The following awards are administered by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Our Canadian Awards Index also lists all of the Children’s Book Awards in Canada.

For our 2016 press release, with the list of winners, please click here.

UPDATE: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS TO 2017 CCBC BOOK AWARDS
The CCBC is now accepting submissions for six of its children’s book awards. The submission deadline for all awards is December 15, 2016. Click here for more details.

Amy Mathers Teen Book Award

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The Amy Mathers Teen Book Award, established in 2014, honours excellence in teen/young adult fiction. The prize is awarded annually with a cash prize of $5,000. To be eligible, the book must be an original work in English, aimed at readers aged 13-18 and written by a Canadian or a Permanent Resident of Canada.

Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People

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The Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People is awarded annually to reward excellence in the writing of an outstanding work of historical fiction for young readers, by a Canadian author, published in the previous calendar year. In 2008, the value of the prize was increased from $1,000 to $5,000.

John Spray Mystery Award

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The John Spray Mystery Award, established in 2011, honours excellence in the mystery book genre. The prize is awarded annually with a cash prize of $5,000. To be eligible, the book must be an original work in English, aimed at readers eight to 18 and written by a Canadian. A mystery book can be a thriller, a crime novel or a whodunit.

Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award

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The Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, established in 2006, honours excellence in the illustrated picture book format. The prize is awarded annually and in 2008, the cash prize was increased from $10,000 to $20,000. To be eligible, the book must be an original work in English, aimed at children ages three to eight, written and illustrated by Canadians and first published in Canada. Eligible genres include fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy

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The Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy, established in 2011, honours excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy writing for children and adolescents. The prize is awarded annually with a cash prize of $5,000. To be eligible, the book must be an original work in English, aimed at readers ages eight to 18 and written by a Canadian or a Permanent Resident of Canada. The award is sponsored by HarperCollins Canada in memory of the late Monica Hughes.

Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction

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Canada’s non-fiction books for young people are internationally renowned for the superb quality of their text, illustration and design. The Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction was established by the Fleck Family Foundation and the Canadian Children’s Book Centre on May 17, 1999 to recognize and raise the profile of these exceptional non-fiction books.

Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse

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Depuis 2004, le Centre du livre jeunesse canadien (The Canadian Children’s Book Centre) et le Groupe Banque TD ont mis sur pied le Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse, pour le livre le plus remarquable de l’année. L’œuvre doit se démarquer par sa contribution générale à la littérature et l’excellence de son apport aux jeunes lecteurs.

TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award

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On October 28, 2004 the Canadian Children’s Book Centre and the TD Bank Group announced the establishment of a brand-new annual, children’s book award, the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award for the most distinguished book of the year. “Distinguished” is defined as marked by conspicuous excellence and/or eminence, individually distinct and noted for significant achievement with excellence in quality.