Information Book of the Year

The Children's Literature Web Guide

Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada.

Established 1987. Awarded each February for an outstanding information book for children ages 5 to 15, written in English by a Canadian citizen, and published in Canada during the previous year.


Shelley Tanaka, illustrated by Greg Ruhl. The Buried City of Pompeii (Scholastic)

Honour book - Vivien Bowers, illustrated by Martha Newbigging. Crime Science (Owl Books)


Shelley Tanaka, illustrated by Ken Marschall. On Board the Titanic (Scholastic)

Honour book - Shelley Tanaka, illustrated by Laurie McGaw. Discovering the Iceman (Scholastic)


Linda Granfield, illustrated by Janet Wilson. In Flanders Fields: The Story of the Poem by John McCrae (Stoddart)


Barbara Greenwood, illustrated by Heather Collins. A Pioneer Story: The Daily Life of a Canadian Family in 1840 (KidsCan)


Barbara Bondar with Dr. Roberta Bondar. On the Shuttle: Eight Days in Space (Greey de Pencier,)

Linda Granfield. Cowboy: a Kid's Album (Douglas & McIntyre)


Janet Lunn, Christopher Moore, illustrated by Alan Daniel. The Story of Canada (Lester)


Jan Thornhill. A Tree in a Forest (Greey de Pencier)


Camilla Gryski, illustrated by Pat Cupples. Hands On, Thumbs Up (KidsCan)


Celia Godkin. Wolf Island (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)


Terence Dickinson. Exploring the Sky by Day : the Equinox guide to weather and the atmosphere (Camden House)


Caroline Parry. Let's Celebrate (KidsCan)


David Suzuki with Barbara Hehner. Looking at Insects (Stoddart)

Saturday, April 24, 1999
Canadian Book Awards from:
The Children's Literature Web Guide

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