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On November 17th, 2016, at a gala hosted by TD and the Canadian Children's Book Centre, Missing Nimâmâ was awarded the TD Canadian Children's Literature prize. Held at The Carlu in downtown Toronto, the gala is a celebration of the best in Canadian children's books with $145,000 in prize money awarded in 7 categories. 
Congratulations to all the nominees and the winners!
Missing Nimâmâ, written by Melanie Florence and illustrated by François Thisdale, won the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award ($30,000) 
Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox by Danielle Daniel won the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award ($20,000) 
Sex Is a Funny Word: A Book About Bodies, Feelings, and You, written by Cory Silverberg and illustrated by Fiona Smyth, won the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction ($10,000) 
Uncertain Soldier by Karen Bass won the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction For Young People ($5,000) 
The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands won the John Spray Mystery Award ($5,000) 
The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow won the Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy ($5,000) 
The Truth Commission by Susan Juby won the Amy Mathers Teen Book Award ($5,000) 

Leading up to the event, Melanie Florence and Francois Thisdale were on the move, sharing their book with audiences across the country. Below are a few pictures from their adventures and from the big night.