Media Alert - Winner of TD Canadian Children's Literature Award to be
announced on November 19

TORONTO, Nov. 17 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:     The Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) and TD Bank
              Financial Group will announce the winner of the 2009 TD
              Canadian Children's Literature Award for the most distinguished
              English-language book of the year at a ceremony in Toronto on
              November 19, hosted by CBC Radio's Eleanor Wachtel. The winning
              author will receive $25,000 - 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:     Thursday, November 19, 2009
              Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres: 6:00 pm
              Awards ceremony: 7:00 pm

    WHERE:    The Carlu
              444 Yonge Street, 7th Floor, Toronto

    NOMINEES: The following are the nominees for the TD Canadian Children's
              Literature English-language award:

              Death in the Air
              (The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Second Case)
              Written by Shane Peacock
              Tundra Books

              Written by Alma Fullerton
              Fitzhenry & Whiteside

              Shin-chi's Canoe
              Written by Nicola I. Campbell; Illustrated by Kim LaFave
              Groundwood Books

              Written by Cary Fagan; Illustrated by Nicolas Debon
              Tundra Books

              Word Nerd
              Written by Susin Nielsen
              Tundra Books

SOURCE TD Bank Group

For further information: For further information: To RSVP and for more information please contact: Matthew Cram, TD Bank Financial Group, (416) 983-1514,; Julia Perreira, GCI Group for TD, (416) 486-7223,

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