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March Congratulations

Tuesday, March 05, 2013 4:20 PM | Karen Krossing (Administrator)
CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to the following CANSCAIP members who are award winners and nominees:

Violet Downey Book Award
The shortlist for The National Chapter of Canada IODE Violet Downey Book Award, valued at $5,000, has been selected from among submitted books published in Canada in 2012. 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 113th National Annual Meeting being held at the Carriage House Inn in Calgary, Alberta on May 31, 2013. Titles by CANSCAIP members include:
  • Enemy Territory, by Sharon E. McKay, Annick Press
  • My Name Is Parvana, by Deborah Ellis, Groundwood Books
  • Yesterday's Dead, by Pat Bourke, Second Story Press

CLA Book of the Year for Children Award
This prestigious award honours a book by a Canadian author, published in Canada in 2012, that is designed to appeal to readers aged 12 and younger. This year the award committee received 172 books; ultimately, 43 of these were long‐listed for thorough reading and review, and ten were selected as finalists. Titles by CANSCAIP members include:
  • And Nothing But the Truth, by Kit Pearson, HarperCollins Publishers
  • Becoming Holmes, by Shane Peacock, Tundra Books
  • The Grave Robber's Apprentice, by Allan Stratton, HarperCollins Publishers
  • Island of Doom: The Hunchback Assignments IV, by Arthur Slade, HarperCollins Publishers
  • Middle of Nowhere, by Caroline Adderson, Groundwood Books
  • The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen, by Susin Nielsen, Tundra Books
  • Ungifted, by Gordon Korman, Scholastic Canada

Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award
This award recognizes an illustrator of a noteworthy Canadian book, published in 2012, that appeals to children up to the age of 12 years. Ten finalists for the 2013 Amelia Frances Howard‐Gibbon Illustrator’s Award were selected. Titles by CANSCAIP members include:
  • Goodnight, Canada, written and illustrated by Andrea Beck, North Winds Press
  • The Stamp Collector, illustrated by François Thisdale, written by Jennifer Lanthier, Fitzhenry & Whiteside

CLA Young Adult Book Award
This award recognizes an author of an outstanding English‐language Canadian work of fiction (novel, collection of short stories or graphic novel), published in 2012, that appeals to young adults between the ages of 13 and 18. Ten finalists for the 2013 CLA Young Adult Book Award were selected. Titles by CANSCAIP members include:
  • The Calling, by Kelley Armstrong, Doubleday Canada
  • The Last Song, by Eva Wiseman, Tundra Books
  • My Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt, Groundwood Books
  • The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen, by Susin Nielsen, Tundra Books
  • Such Wicked Intent, by Kenneth Oppel, HarperCollins Publishers
  • What Happened to Ivy, by Kathy Stinson, Second Story Press
The winners for all CLA awards will be announced on April 15, 2013.

Saskatchewan Book Awards
Saskatchewan Book Awards (SBA) celebrated its 20th Anniversary by announcing the shortlist of nominees for the 2013 awards. For the Young Adult Literature Award (sponsored by SaskEnergy), titles by CANSCAIP members include:
  • The White Bicycle, by Beverly Brenna, Red Deer Press
  • The Island of Doom, by Arthur Slade, HarperCollins Canada

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation New Writer Honor
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Book Awards were created “to acknowledge and encourage budding children’s book authors and illustrators who impart Ezra Jack Keats’ values – the universal qualities of childhood, a strong and supportive family and the multicultural nature of our world.” The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation has awarded Jennifer Lanthier its 2013 New Writer Honor for The Stamp Collector, illustrated by François Thisdale, published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside. Jennifer was one of three authors named for the New Writer Honor.

2013 Willow Awards Nominees
The Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Willow Awards promote reading by granting a Willow Award to the Canadian books voted by students to be the best of those nominated in three categories. The nominated books for 2013 Willow Awards have been selected, and titles by CANSCAIP members include:

Shining Willow (K-3)
  • Toads on Toast, written by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Colin Jack, KidsCan Press
  • A Hen for Izzy Pippik, written by Aubrey Davis, illustrated by Marie Lafrance, KidsCan Press
  • Lumpiot and the Painter from Spain, written by Monica Kulling, illustrated by Dean Griffiths
  • Kate and Pippin, written by Martin Springett, illustrated by Isobel Springett

Diamond Willow (4-6)
  • Morning Star, by Judith Plaxton, Second Story Press
  • Dragon Seer's Gift, by Janet McNaughton, Harper Trophy
  • Racing Home, by Adele Dueck, Coteau Books
  • No Ordinary Day, by Deborah Ellis, Groundwood Book
  • Ice Storm, by Penny Draper, Coteau Books
 
Snow Willow (7-9)
  • Fly Boy, by Eric Walters, Puffin Canada
  • The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen, by Susin Nielsen, Tundra Books
  • The Tiffin, by Mahtab Narsimhan, Dancing Cat Books
  • crush. candy. corpse., by Sylvia McNicoll, Lorimer
  • Ungifted, by Gordon Korman, Scholastic Canada
  • Shade & Sorceress, by Catherine Egan, Coteau Books
  • Redwing, by Holly Bennett, Orca Book Publishers


2013 SCWBI Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards

The shortlist for the 2013 SCWBI Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards was announced this week. In the division of the Americas (Canada/Mexico/Central & South America), titles by CANSCAIPers include:

  • The Stamp Collector, written by Jennifer Lanthier, illustrated by François Thisdale, Fitzhenry & Whiteside


Children’s Africana Book Awards “Best Books for Young Children”

The Matatu written by Eric Walters, illustrated by Eva Campbell (Orca Book Publishers) has been selected for the Children’s Africana Book Awards “Best Books for Young Children” list. In 1991 the Outreach Council of the African Studies Association accepted a proposal from Africa Access to establish awards for outstanding K-12 books on Africa published in the U.S. The awards are designed to encourage the publication of accurate, balanced children’s materials on Africa, to recognize literary excellence and to acknowledge the research achievements of outstanding authors and illustrators.

 
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