Wednesday, November 10, 2010

TD Canadian Children's Literature Awards

Last night's Canadian Children's Literature Awards celebration was an impressive affair. Held at The Carlu, the event attracted people from across the children's publishing industry--authors, illustrators, agents, editors, booksellers, publishers, librarians, members of literary organizations and committees.

After some time spent mingling while enjoying delicious hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, it was time for the presentations to begin. MC Garvia Bailey, from Radio One CBC, did a great job setting the tone and moving things along.

And the winners were:

We were very proud to have three of our authors nominated (Charis Cotter's book Born to Write was also a finalist for the Norma Fleck Award), and absolutely thrilled when Adventures on the Ancient Silk Road won. Priscilla Galloway gave a moving speech about persevering through some major health issues that delayed her book's publication, and how happy she was to finally see it not only published, but also recognized with such a prestigious award. She received a touching standing ovation after her speech.

(Above: Priscilla Galloway and Dawn Hunter accept the Norma Fleck Award for Non-Fiction)

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