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TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award


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All genres of books (i.e., picture books, fiction, non-fiction and poetry), written for young people
up to age 12, are eligible for consideration. Teen/young adult books are not eligible for
submission. <p>
Books must be published between January 1 and December 31 of the prize year.<p>
Both the author and illustrator (if applicable) must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of
Canada (who have lived in Canada for at least two years).<p>
Only books published in Canada are eligible for submission. Copyright page/CIP data must reflect
this. <p>
Self-published books are eligible for submission provided they are published in Canada, by a
Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada (who has lived in Canada for at least two
years), and have a valid ISBN

Submission Info

Prize Info

  • First Prize: $50,000

  • Second Prize: $10,000 will be divided among the honour book authors/illustrators. - See more at: https://bookcentre.ca/td-canadian-childrens-literature-award#sthash.BTmmv9xC.dpuf

  • Additional Information: A total of $20,000 awarded for honour book winners with a maximum of four books being eligible in each language category.

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