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The IODE Violet Downey Book Award Shortlist

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IODE Violet Downey Book Award

The shortlist for The National Chapter of Canada IODE Violet Downey Book Award has been released! Valued at $3,000, the annual award honours the best English language book for children 13 and under. The shortlist is selected from books published in Canada in 2011. Out of all the wonderful children’s books released in the last year, the following five works have been nominated:

Dragon Seer’s Gift by Janet McNaughton (Harper Collins Canada)
Howl by Karen Hood-Caddy (Dundurn Press)
That Fatal Night by Sarah Ellis (Scholastic Canada)
This Dark Endeavour by Kenneth Oppel (Harper Collins Canada)
Timber Wolf by Caroline Pignat (Red Deer Press)

The winner will be announced at IODE Canada’s 112th National Annual Corporate Meeting in Mississauga on May 26, 2012.

For information about IODE and the award, visit

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