Award Winners

The Story of Canada
by Janet Lunn, Christopher Moore, illustrated by Alan Daniel
  • Commended, CBC Children's Book Panel Recommendation, 2016
Icarus Down
by James Bow
  • Commended, CBC Children's Book Panel Recommendation, 2016
Dear Canada: These Are My Words
by Ruby Slipperjack
  • Commended, TD Summer Reading Club, 2017
  • Commended, CBC Best Books of the Year, 2016
Sight Unseen
by David Carroll
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice), 2017
  • Short-listed, Sunburst Award, Young Adult category, 2016
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2016
Dear Canada: Flame and Ashes
by Janet McNaughton
  • Winner, Newfoundland & Labrador Book Awards - Children's/YA category, 2016
  • Short-listed, Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children's Literature, 2015
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2015
Last Shot
by David Skuy
  • Short-listed, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2017
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2016
Scenes from the Epic Life of a Total Genius
by Stacey Matson
  • Short-listed, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2017
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2016
A Year in the Life of a Total and Complete Genius
by Stacey Matson
  • Winner, Chocolate Lily Book Award (BC Children's Choice), 2015
  • Short-listed, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2016
  • Short-listed, Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta Children's Choice), 2016
  • Short-listed, Snow Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2015
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2015
Haunted Canada 5: Terrifying True Stories
by Joel A Sutherland
  • Winner, OLA Silver Birch Award, Non-Fiction, 2016
  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Award (Atlantic Canada), 2016
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2016
Speechless
by Jennifer Mook-Sang
  • Short-listed, Surrey Schools’ Book of the Year, 2017
  • Short-listed, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2017
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice), 2017
  • Short-listed, Langley Schools Book of the Year, 2016
  • Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award, Fiction, 2016
  • Short-listed, Diamond Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2016
  • Short-listed, IODE Canada Violet Downey Award, 2016
  • Short-listed, CBC Best Books of the Year, 2015
  • Commended, TD Summer Reading Club, 2017
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2016
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets, 2015
Colossal Canada
by Frieda Wishinsky, Elizabeth MacLeod
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice), 2017
  • Short-listed, OLA SIlver Birch Award, Non-Fiction, 2016
  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Award (Atlantic Canada), 2016
  • Commended, TD Summer Reading Club, 2017
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2015
I Am Canada: Graves of Ice
by John Wilson
  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Award (Atlantic Canada), 2015
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2014
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2014
Fox and Squirrel
by Ruth Ohi
  • Short-listed, Shining Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2015
  • Short-listed, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, 2014
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2014
Dear Canada: All Fall Down
by Jean Little
  • Short-listed, Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta Children's Choice), 2015
  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Award (Atlantic Canada), 2015
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2014
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2014
Curse of the Dream Witch
by Allan Stratton
  • Winner, Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children, 2014
  • Short-listed, Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta Children's Choice), 2015
  • Short-listed, Diamond Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2015
  • Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award, Fiction, 2014
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice), 2014
  • Short-listed, Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2014
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2014
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2013
Underground Soldier
by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
  • Short-listed, Kobzar Literary Award, 2016
  • Short-listed, Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, 2015
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2015
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2014
We're All Friends Here
by Nancy Wilcox Richards, illustrated by Tom Goldsmith
  • Short-listed, OLA Blue Spruce Award, 2016
  • Short-listed, Rainforest of Reading Award, 2016
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2015
Haunted Canada 4: More True Tales of Terror
by Joel A Sutherland
  • Winner, Hackmatack Children's Choice Award (Atlantic Canada), 2015
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2015
Fox and Squirrel Make a Friend
by Ruth Ohi
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2015
  • Commended, Toronto Public Library First & Best Booklist, 2014
Rocket Blues
by David Skuy
  • Winner, Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta Children's Choice), 2016
  • Short-listed, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2016
  • Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award, Fiction, 2016
  • Short-listed, Snow Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2015
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2015

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Image credits

Image credits:

Illustrations © 2014 by Ruth Ohi from Fox and Squirrel.
Illustration © 2013 by Philippe Béha from My Friend Henry.
Illustrations © 2012 by Bruno St-Aubin from Soccer Crazy by Gilles Tibo.

Illustration © 2010 by Michael Martchenko from Too Much Stuff! by Robert Munsch