2011 TD Canadian Children's Literature Awards

Meet the recently-announced award-winning authors of the 2011 TD Canadian Children's Literature Awards.

  • Access quality teaching materials about these books.
  • Integrate multimedia resources into your reading and library activities.
  • Explore all resources for the 2011 award-winning books and authors, including video and audio author interviews, ready-to-use discussion questions, and audio excerpts of book recordings.

Also, watch these videos featuring the book creators of Gifts, the 2011 TD Grade One Book Giveaway. Within these movies, Gifts author Jo Ellen Bogart and illustrator Barbara Reid

  • Share their processes for creating the book's text and illustrations,
  • Demonstrate how the book was illustrated with Plasticine, and
  • Reveal their enjoyment for writing and illustrating books for children.




Case Closed?: Nine Mysteries Unlocked by Modern Science, by Susan Hughes, illustrated by Michael Wandelmaier
Listen to Susan Hughes introduce and read an excerpt from Case Closed?: Nine Mysteries Unlocked by Modern Science
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Winner of the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-fiction

The Glory Wind, by Valerie Sherrard
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Winner of the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People

I Know Here, by Laurel Croza, illustrated by Matt James
Listen to Laurel Croza introduce and read an excerpt from I Know Here
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Winner of the Marilyn Ballie Picture Book Award

La fille d'en face, by Linda Amyot
Listen to Linda Amyot introduce and read an excerpt from La fille d'en face in French
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Winner of the Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse

Plain Kate, by Erin Bow
Listen to Erin Bow introduce and read an excerpt from Plain Kate
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Winner of the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award

A Spy in the House, by Y.S. Lee
Listen to Y.S. Lee introduce and read an excerpt from A Spy in the House
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Winner of the John Spray Mystery Award

For additional Canadian resources, see the Canadian Authors and Books Curriculum Resource Center.

This collection of multimedia resources was created by TeachingBooks.net to allow students, teachers, and families to learn and have meaningful discussions about the winners of the 2011 TD Canadian Children's Literature Awards. Decisions determining which resources to include in this online collection were made by the staff of TeachingBooks.net, independent of third-party influences. No one paid or gave anything for inclusion in this digital collection. Numerous criteria were included in our decision-making process, including the TeachingBooks.net Collection Development Policy and access to the author of the books.

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