Media Advisory: Winner of TD Canadian Children's Literature Award to be revealed on October 15

    TORONTO, Oct. 11 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:  The Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) and TD Bank Financial
           Group (TDBFG) will announce the winner of the third annual TD
           Canadian Children's Literature Award for the most distinguished
           English-language book of the year at a ceremony in Toronto on
           October 15. The winning author will receive $20,000 - one of the
           largest prizes of its kind for children's literature in Canada.
           The remaining finalists will share a $10,000 award.

           The winners of the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's
           Non-Fiction, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and the
           Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People
           will also be announced.

    WHEN:  Monday, October 15, 2007
           Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres: 6:00 p.m.
           Awards ceremony:              7:00 p.m.

    WHERE: The Design Exchange, The Trading Floor - 234 Bay Street, Toronto

           Following are the nominees for the TD Canadian Children's
           Literature English-language award:

           I Found a Dead Bird: The Kids' Guide to the Cycle of Life & Death
           Written by Jan Thornhill
           Published by Maple Tree Press

           Johnny Kellock Died Today
           Written by Hadley Dyer
           Published by HarperCollins Canada

           Odd Man Out
           Written by Sarah Ellis
           Published by Groundwood Books

           Stanley's Wild Ride
           Written by Linda Bailey
           Illustrated by Bill Slavin
           Published by Kids Can Press

           Rex Zero and the End of the World
           Written by Tim Wynne-Jones
           Published by Groundwood Books

    Media are welcome to attend the event to take photographs or footage from
a designated area. TD Canadian Children's Literature Award nominees and winner
will be available for interviews following the ceremony.
    The TD Canadian Children's Literature French-language portion of the
awards ceremony will take place in Montreal on October 25, 2007.

    The TD Canadian Children's Literature Award recognizes excellence in
children's literature. This award is part of the 30th annual TD Canadian
Children's Book Week, the country's largest literary festival celebrating
children's books and the importance of reading. The 2007 TD Canadian
Children's Book Week takes place November 17-24 and will see the distribution
of nearly 500,000 books to Grade One students across Canada. The week will
also include 30 English and French-language authors, illustrators and
storytellers who will take part in a national tour, to promote the joys of
reading and the importance of literacy.

For further information:

For further information: To RSVP and for more information please
contact: Sandra Chiovitti, Andrea Farnell, Porter Novelli Canada for TDBFG,
(416) 422-7170, (416) 422-7162,,

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