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Finalists Announced for the 2012 Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards

Some of the best work by Canadian authors and illustrators

"This year's finalists include fantastic stories introducing readers to a 16-year-old Sherlock Holmes; a clever continuation of one pussycat's journey following his visit with the queen; an incredibly moving collection of photos of Afghanistan; a young soldier's harrowing experiences during World War I; and a haven for faeries hidden deep underneath New York City.

"The 2012 Canadian Children's Book Awards will honour the first winner of the new Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy, which is sponsored by HarperCollins Canada in memory of the late Monica Hughes.

"The nominated books exemplify some of the best work by Canadian authors and illustrators. The Canadian Children's Book Centre is proud to share these titles and the juries' notes with you. Click the link above for the list of finalists for each award, including comments from the juries.