The 2014 shortlist for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards was announced today. The winners will be selected by students of Aldergrove Public School in Markham, Ontario, and will be announced there on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.
"The Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards provide a wonderful way for young readers to discover Canada’s remarkable authors and illustrators. The school-age jurors take their responsibility very seriously, and use critical thinking skills to debate the shortlisted books and come up with a winner. And they have lots of fun in the process.”
Peter Caldwell, Director & CEO, Ontario Arts Council
“Awards are an opportunity to recognize excellence, and celebrate the accomplishments and impact of an author and illustrator’s work. The Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards are not only an annual celebration of the best in Canadian children’s literature, but they also extol the benefit and joy of reading in today’s young readers.”
Alan Walker, Executive Director, Ontario Arts Foundation