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Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers<br>La société canadienne des auteurs, illustrateurs et artistes pour enfants
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March Congratulations

Thursday, March 15, 2012 10:09 AM | Karen Krossing
Congratulations to the following CANSCAIP members who are award winners and nominees:

2012 Notable Book for a Global Society

Five Thousand Years of Slavery by Marjorie Gann and Janet Willen (Tundra) has been selected as a 2012 Notable Book for a Global Society by the Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group, International Reading Association.

Shortlist for the 2011 Saskatchewan Book Awards

Children’s Literature Award

  • Full Steam to Canada: A Barr Colony Adventure, written by Anne Patton, Coteau Books
  • Racing Home, written by Adele Dueck, Coteau Books
  • Picturing Alyssa, written by Alison Lohans, Dundurn Press
  • The Secret of the Stone Circle, written by Judith Silverthorne, Coteau Books

Regina Book Award

Picturing Alyssa, written by Alison Lohans, Dundurn Press

Saskatoon Book Award

Waiting for No One, Beverley Brenna, Red Deer Press

Fiction Award

Empire of Ruins: The Hunchback Assignments III, Arthur Slade, HarperCollins Publishers

Award winners will be announced on April 28.

Canadian Library Association 2012 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award Shortlist

The Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award recognizes an illustrator of a noteworthy Canadian book, published in 2011, that appeals to children up to the age of 12 years.

The winners will be announced prior to the Canadian Library Association National Conference on May, 31 2012. CANSCAIPers include:

  • Migrant, written by Maxine Trottier, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, Groundwood
  • Picture a Tree, by Barbara Reid, Scholastic Canada

Canadian Library Association 2012 Book of the Year for Children Award Shortlist

The 2012 Book of the Year for Children Award recognizes a Canadian author of an outstanding book published in Canada in 2011, which appeals to children up to and including age 12. CANSCAIPers include:

  • When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew by Jan Andrews, Groundwood
  • No Ordinary Day by Deborah Ellis, Groundwood
  • That Boy Red by Rachna Gilmore, Harper Collins Canada
  • Dragon Seer’s Gift by Janet McNaughton, Harper Collins Canada
  • The Tiffin by Mahtab Narsimhan, Dancing Cat Books
  • Dragon Turn by Shane Peacock, Tundra Books
  • The Whole Truth by Kit Pearson, Harper Collins Canada
  • Empire of Ruins by Arthur Slade, Harper Collins Canada

The winners will be announced prior to the Canadian Library Association National Conference on May 31, 2012.

Canadian Library Association 2012 Young Adult Book Award Shortlist

The 2012 Young Adult Book Award recognizes an author of an outstanding English-language Canadian work of fiction (novel, collection of short stories or graphic novel), published in 2011, that appeals to young adults between the ages of 13 and 18. The winner will be announced prior to the National Canadian Library Association Conference on May 31, 2012. CANSCAIPers include:

  •  The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong, Random House
  •   All Good Children by Catherine Austen, Orca
  • The Woefield Poultry Collective by Susan Juby, HarperCollins
  • This Dark Endeavour by Kenneth Oppel, HarperCollins
  • Karma by Kathy Ostler, Penguin Canada

Finalists for the 2012 BC Book Prizes

The West Coast Book Prize Society is thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2012 BC Book Prizes. The winners will be announced at the annual Gala on May 12, 2012 in Vancouver.

Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize

The Runaway, written by Glen Huser, Tradewind Books

Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize

Pussycat, Pussycat, Where Have You Been?, written by Dan Bar-el, illustrated by Rae Maté, Simply Read Books

The National Chapter of Canada IODE Violet Downey Book Award Shortlist, valued at $3000, has been selected from among submitted books published in 

Canada in 2011. The Award is offered annually for the best young children’s English language book containing at least 500 words of text. The winner will be announced at IODE Canada’s 112th National Annual Corporate Meeting, being held at the Delta Airport West Hotel in Mississauga, Ontario on 26 May 2012. The five Canadian authors short-listed for this Award are:

·         Dragon Seer’s Gift by Janet McNaughton, 

St. John’s, NL, published by Harper Collins Canada

·         Howl by Karen Hood-Caddy, 

Bracebridge, ON , published by Dundurn Press

·         That Fatal Night by Sarah Ellis, 

Vancouver, BC , published by Scholastic Canada

·         This Dark Endeavour by Kenneth Oppel, 

Toronto, ON , published by Harper Collins

·         Timber Wolf by Caroline Pignat, 

Kanata, ON , published by Red Deer Press


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