Congratulations to the following CANSCAIP members who are award winners and nominees:
2013 BC Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence
The West Coast Book Prize Society is proud to recognize Sarah Ellis as a recipient of the 10th annual Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence. This prize was established in 2003 to recognize British Columbia writers who have contributed to the development of literary excellence in the province. The recipient receives a cash award of $5,000 and a commemorative certificate.
Shortlist for the 2013 Alberta Literary Awards
The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2013 Alberta Literary Awards, including the R. Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature. Titles by CANSCAIPers include:
- The Discovery of Longitude, written by Joan Marie Galat, illustrated by Wes Love, Pelican Publishing Company
2013 CLA Book of the Year for Children Award
The Canadian Library Association selected The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen by Susin Nielsen (Tundra Books) as the winning title for the 2013 Book of the Year for Children Award. The jury also selected The Grave Robber’s Apprentice by Allan Stratton (HarperCollins) as an Honour Book.
2013 CLA Young Adult Book Award
The Canadian Library Association selected My Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt (Groundwood Books) as the winner of the 2013 CLA Young Adult Book Award. Honour books include What Happened to Ivy by Kathy Stinson (Second Story Press).
Shortlists for the 2013 Arthur Ellis Award
The Crime Writers of Canada announced the shortlists for the 2013 Arthur Ellis Awards for Best Juvenile/YA Crime Book. The awards are for crime writing, and include crime, detective, espionage, mystery, suspense and thriller writing. Titles by CANSCAIPers include:
- Becoming Holmes, written by Shane Peacock, Tundra Books
- Crush. Candy. Corpse., written by Sylvia McNicoll, James Lorimer & Company
2012 Science in Society Book Award
The Canadian Science Writers’ Association offers two $1000 annual book awards to honour outstanding contributions to science writing – one intended for children/middle grade readers and one for the general public. The youth book winner is The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea by Helaine Becker and Willow Dawson (illus.), published by Kids Can Press. Entries were judged on the basis of initiative, originality, scientific accuracy, clarity of interpretation and value in promoting a better understanding of science by the public.
Nominees for the 2013 Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Awards
The 2013 Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Awards aim to promote reading and Canadian literature by giving young people the opportunity to vote for their favourite Canadian book from an annual preselected list. Nominees for the 2014 award include the following titles by CANSCAIPers:
- Crush. Candy. Corpse., Sylvia McNicoll (Lorimer)
- Making Bombs for Hitler, Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch (Scholastic)
- Middle of Nowhere, Caroline Adderson (Groundwood Books)
- My Name is Parvana, Deborah Ellis (Groundwood Books)
- Such Wicked Intent, Kenneth Oppel (HarperCollins)
- The Grave Robber’s Apprentice, Allan Stratton (HarperCollins)
- The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen, Susin Nielsen (Tundra)
- Ungifted, Gordon Korman (Scholastic)
- Yesterday’s Dead, Pat Bourke (Second Story Press)
Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize
The West Coast Book Prize Society handed out the 2013 BC Book Prizes in May. The winner of the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize is Middle of Nowhere, written by Caroline Adderson, Groundwood Books.
2012/2013 Red Cedar Book Awards
The Information Book Award Winner for the 2012/2013 Red Cedar Book Awards is Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan's Rescue from War by Marsha Forchuck Skrypuch, Pajama Press.
Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Awards
The winners of the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award 2013 were announced. Catherine Austen, author of 25 Tips for Surviving Grade 6, was the winner in the English fiction category.
CBA Libris Awards Shortlist Revealed
The Canadian Booksellers Association (CBA) and Retail Council of Canada (RCC) announced the 2013 CBA Libris Awards shortlist. In the Picture Book Category, titles by CANSCAIPers include The Stamp Collector, written by Jennifer Lanthier, illustrated by François Thisdale, Fitzhenry and Whiteside. In the Young Reader Category, titles by CANSCAIPers include:
- The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen, written by Susan Nielsen, Tundra Books
- Such Wicked Intent, written by Kenneth Oppel, HarperCollins