TD Canadian Children's Literature Awards Celebrate Authors in English and French Canada with a Total Award Value of $60,000

    MONTREAL, Oct. 9 /CNW/ - TD Bank Financial Group (TDBFG) and the Canadian
Children's Book Centre (CCBC) are pleased to announce the 2007 finalists for
the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award. For the third consecutive year,
this prestigious award and one of Canada's largest literary prizes offered for
children's literature will honour the most distinguished book of the year for
children aged one to 13.
    The winning English and French authors of the 2007 TD Canadian Children's
Literature Award will each receive $20,000. The remaining finalists will share
a $10,000 award.

    The French language awards ceremony will take place in Montreal on
Thursday October 25. The French language finalists are:

    Le Chat du Père Noé                Frisson l'écureuil
    Editions Hurtubise HMH             Editions Scholastic
    Author: Daniel Mativat             Author and Illustrator: Mélanie Watt

    Les Enfants de l'eau               Hush ! Hush !
    Editions de l'Isatis               Editions Hurtubise HMH
    Author: Angèle Delaunois           Author: Michel Noel
    Illustrator: Gérard Frischeteau

    L'Envers de la chanson :
    des enfants au travail 1850-1950
    Editions Les 400 coups
    Author and photographer:
    André Leblanc

    The English language awards ceremony will be held in Toronto on Monday
October 15. As with the French language award, the winning book receives
$20,000 and there is $10,000 to divide amongst the honour books. The English
language finalists are:

    I Found a Dead Bird: The Kids'     Stanley's Wild Ride
    Guide to the Cycle of              Kids Can Press
    Life & Death                       Author: Linda Bailey
    Maple Tree Press                   Illustrator: Bill Slavin
    Author: Jan Thornhill

    Johnny Kellock Died Today          Rex Zero and the End of the World
    HarperCollins Canada               Groundwood Books
    Author: Hadley Dyer                Author: Tim Wynne-Jones

    Odd Man Out
    Groundwood Books
    Author: Sarah Ellis

    TD Community Giving: Making a Difference Together

    Children's health, literacy and education, and the environment are the
three primary areas of focus for TD's community giving. The major flagship
programs within these areas are: TD Children's Hospital Fund, TD Friends of
the Environment Foundation and the TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, TD
Canadian Children's Book Week, TD Canada Trust Scholarships for Community
Leadership, and the TD Summer Reading Club. In addition, through the support
of our customers and employees, TD is involved with a host of national,
regional and local programs in support of diversity, arts and culture and
other causes. In 2006, TD donated $33 million to more than 1,600 charities and
not-for-profit organizations across Canada.

For further information:

For further information: Amély Tremblay, Morin Public Relations, (514)
289-8688, ext. 226,

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