Shortlist for 2008 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Childrenís Book Awards
The winners of the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards will be announced at Ryerson Community School at 1:30 p.m. on May 6, 2008.
- The two awards recognize artistic excellence in writing and illustration in Canadian children's literature. There are eleven shortlisted authors and illustrators this year
- The Ruth Schwartz Foundation increased the award amount this year to $6,000 per award
- The winners are selected by two juries of young readers. This year's jurors are students at Ryerson Community School in Toronto
- Five grade 3 and 4 students will choose the author and illustrator who will share the children's picture book award
- Five students in grades 7 and 8 will select the recipient in the young adult/middle reader category
ìThese awards are very special because it is the young students who choose the winners,î said Janet Stubbs , Director of the Ontario Arts Foundation .
The Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards are funded by the Ruth Schwartz Foundation.
The administration of these awards is shared by the Ontario Arts Foundation , the Ontario Arts Council which manages the jury process, and the Canadian Booksellers Association whose members choose the short list of books.
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Shortlist for the 2008 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards
Children's Picture Books
Young Adult/Middle Reader Books
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For more information, please contact:
Hamal Docter, Communications Coordinator, Ontario Arts Council, 416-969-7434 or toll-free in Ontario at 1-800-387-0058 ext.7434 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ontario Arts Foundation is a public, non-government foundation established in 1991 to encourage and facilitate private giving to the arts in Ontario.