Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Canadian Toy Testing Council announces 2012 Great Books awards

On November 8, 2011, the Canadian Toy Testing Council (CTTC) announced its 2012 Great Books award-winning books. Each book is evaluated by volunteer families -- kids -- in a home environment. The CTTC evaluates both English and French books by Canadian authors and publishers.

The CTTC is a non-profit, charitable organization. Make a donation today to keep the book program running. You can visit the website at http://www.toy-testing.org/ or send directly via PayPal to: toyappeal@gmail.com.

Great Books 2012 (presented by age):
  • Not a Baby Anymore! Written by Jorge Uzon. Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-88899-986-3. Ages 1+.
  • The Loud Book, Written by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by Renata Liwska. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children/Thomas Allen & Son, 2011. ISBN 978-0-547-39008-6. Ages 2-5. 
  • Le meilleur endroit / Le pire endroit, Written by Andrée Poulin and illustrated by Philippe Beha. Éditions Imagine, 2011. ISBN 978-2-89608-105-9. Ages 2-6.
  • A Night on the Town, Written and illustrated by Caroline Merola. Tundra Books, 2010. ISBN 978-1-77049-200-4. Ages 3-6.
  • Merci Mister Dash! Written by Monica Kulling and illustrated by Esperança Melo. Tundra Books, 2011. ISBN 978-0-88776-964-1. Ages 3-6.
  • Kiss Me! (I’m a Prince!) Written by Heather McLeod and illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan.Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2010. ISBN 978-1-55455-161-3. Ages 3+. 
  • It’s Not About the Apple! Written by Veronika Martenova Charles and illustrated by David Parkins. Tundra Books, 2010. ISBN 978-0-88776-955-9. Ages 5-8.  
  • Magalie : Lance et compte! Written by Yvan DeMuy and illustrated by Claude Thivierge. Éditions Michel Quintin, 2010. ISBN 978-2-89435-495-7. Ages 6-9.
  • Savais-tu? Les Corneilles, Written by Alain M. Bergeron, Michel Quintin and Sampar and illustrated by Sampar. Éditions Michel Quintin, 2010. ISBN 978-2-8945-453-7. Ages 7+. 
  • Gunner: Hurricane Horse, Written by Judy Anderson and illustrated by David Parkins. Tundra Books, 2010. ISBN 978-0-88776-905-4. Ages 8-10.
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Unknown said...

We tested 'A Night on The Town', my 4 year old LOVED it! It will absolutely be under the tree this year.

Shadow said...

My daughter tested "le meilleur endroit/Le pire endroit". She found this book so funny because she could start the story both ways. It is a cute book that appeals to children.

I was also the evaluator for this book, testers were unanimous they all loved this book!