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National Chapter of Canada IODE Violet Downey Book Award
IODE Violet Downey Book Award
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Toronto, ON M4R 1B9
Established in 1985, this annual award of $3,000 is given to the best English-language book published in the previous calendar year by a Canadian and published in Canada. The work must contain at least 500 words of text, be suitable for children aged 13 and under and may be in any category, with the exception of fairy tales, anthologies and adaptations. The winner will be chosen by a six-member panel of judges, which includes two recognized specialists in the field of childrenâ€™s literature. The award may be divided between two people.
|2015||Charis Cotter, The Swallow: A Ghost Story. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2014.|
|2014||S.J. Laidlaw, An Infidel in Paradise. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2013.|
|2013||Michael Bedard, The Green Man. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2012.|
|2012||Janet McNaughton, The Dragon Seerâ€™s Gift. Toronto: HarperCollins Publishers, 2011.|
|2011||Virginia Frances Schwartz, Crossing to Freedom. Toronto: Scholastic Canada, 2010.|
|2010||Shane Peacock, Vanishing Girl: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Third Case. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2009.|
|2009||Budge Wilson, Before Green Gables. Toronto: Penguin Canada, 2008.|
|2007||Eric Walters, Shattered. Toronto: Viking Canada, 2006.|
|2006||Rachna Gilmore, The Sower of Tales. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2005.|
|2005||Anne Dublin, Bobbie Rosenfeld: The Olympian Who Could Do Everything. Toronto: Second Story Press, 2004|
|2004||Sarah Ellis, The Several Lives of Orphan Jack. Illustrations by Bruno St-Aubin. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2003.|
|2003||Karen Levine, Hanaâ€™s Suitcase. Toronto: Second Story Press, 2002.|
|2002||Brian Doyle, Mary Ann Alice. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2001.|
|2001||Sharon McKay, Charlie Wilcox. Toronto: Stoddart Kids, 2000.|
|2000||Katherine Holubitsky, Alone at Ninety Foot. Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 1999.|
|1999||Gayle Friesen, Janey's Girl. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1998.|
|1998||Celia Barker Lottridge, Wings to Fly. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1997.|
|1997||Janet McNaughton, To Dance at the Palais Royale. St. Johnâ€™s: Tuckamore Books, 1996.|
|1996||Jean Little, His Banner Over Me. Toronto: Penguin Books Canada, 1995.|
|1995||Sarah Ellis, Out of the Blue. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1994.|
|1994||Kit Pearson, The Lights Go On Again. Toronto: Viking Kestrel, 1993.|
|1993||Julie Johnston, Hero of Lesser Causes. Toronto: Lester Publishing, 1992.|
|1992||Sheryl McFarlane, Waiting for the Whales. Illustrated by Ron Lightburn. Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 1991.|
|1991||Michael Bedard, Redwork. Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1990.|
|1991||Barbara Smucker, Incredible Jumbo. Markham, ON: Viking, 1990.|
|1990||Paul Yee, Tales From Gold Mountain. Illustrated by Simon Ng. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1989.|
|1988||Donn Kushner, A Book Dragon. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1987.|
|1987||Janet Lunn, Shadow in Hawthorn Bay. Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1986.|
|1986||Marianne Brandis, The Quarter Pie Window. Erin, ON: The Porcupine's Quill, 1985.|
|1985||Mary Ellen Lang-Collura, Winners. Saskatoon: Western Producer Prairie Books, 1984.|