Congratulations to the following CANSCAIP members who are award winners and nominees:SCWBI Crystal Kite Award
Lena Coakley won the 2012 SCWBI Crystal Kite Award in the Americas Division for her debut novel Witchlanders
, published by Atheneum Books. The Crystal Kite is a peer award voted on by SCWBI regional members.
CLA 2012 Young Adult Book Award
The Canadian Library Association is pleased to announce the 2012 Young Adult Book Award winner and Honour Books for books published in 2011. All Good Children by Catherine Austen, published by Orca, is the winner. The Honour Books are Karma by Cathy Ostlere, published by Penguin Canada, and This Dark Endeavour by Kenneth Oppel, published by HarperCollins.
CLA 2012 Book of the Year for Children Award
The Canadian Library Association has selected its 2012 winning title for the Book of the Year for Children Award. This year’s winner is The Whole Truth by Kit Pearson, published by HarperCollins. The Honour Books are Dragon Seer’s Gift by Janet McNaughton (published by HarperCollins) and That Boy Red by Rachna Gilmore (published by HarperCollins).
Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award
The Canadian Library Association is pleased to announce the 2012 winner and honour books for the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award. The winner is My Name is Elizabeth! (Kids Can Press), illustrated by Matthew Forsythe and written by Annika Dunklee. Honour books are Small Saul (Kids Can Press), illustrated and written by Ashley Spires, and Migrant (Groundwood Press), illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault and written by Maxine Trottier.
Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards
The 2012 shortlist for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards include:
Children's Picture Book Award Category
- Picture a Tree, by Barbara Reid, Scholastic Canada
- Migrant, by Maxine Trottier, illustrations by Isabelle Arsenault, Groundwood Books
Young Adult / Middle Reader Award Category
- No Ordinary Day, by Deborah Ellis, Groundwood Books
- Scribbling Women, by Marthe Jocelyn, Tundra Books
- Blink & Caution, by Tim Wynne-Jones, Candlewick Press
- That Fatal Night, by Sarah Ellis, Scholastic Canada
- The Whole Truth, by Kit Pearson, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
The 2012 winners will be announced on May 31, 2012.
Finalists for the 2012 Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards
Presented by the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Literary Arts Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, this year the awards are honouring excellence in the categories of fiction and children’s/young adult literature. The finalists for the Bruneau Family Children’s/Young Adult Literature Award include the Dragon Seer’s Gift, written by Janet McNaughton, HarperCollins Canada.
Shortlists for the 2012 Arthur Ellis Award
The Crime Writers of Canada have announced the shortlists for the 2012 Arthur Ellis Awards. The finalists for Best Juvenile/YA Crime Book include:
- Blink and Caution, written by Tim Wynne-Jones, Candlewick Press
- Empire of Ruins: The Hunchback Assignments III, written by Arthur Slade, HarperCollins Canada
- Missing, written by Becky Citra, Orca Book Publishers
Prizes will be announced on May 31.
2012 Rocky Mountain Book Award
Susin Nielsen's Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom (Tundra Books) is the Gold Medal Winner of the 2012 Rocky Mountain Book Award, a readers’ choice program, which invites students to choose the best book from a shortlist. The Alberta-based program is designed to stimulate the reading interests of students in grades 4-7.
Saskatchewan Book Award
At the 19th Saskatchewan Book Awards, thirteen awards were given out celebrating excellence in writing and publishing in Saskatchewan, including one for children's literature. Adele Dueck took home the honours for her novel Racing Home (Coteau Books).
Winners of the 2011 Willow Awards
The winners of the 2011 Willow Awards were announced in Saskatchewan. Winders included:
Shining Willow (Kindergarten - Grade 3)
- The King's Taster, written by Kennth Oppel, illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher, HarperCollins
Diamond Willow (Grades 4-6)
- The Midnight Curse, written by L.M. Falcone, Kids Can Press
Snow Willow (Grades 7-9)
- Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom, written by Susin Nielsen, Tundra Books
Winners of the 2012 Hackmatack Awards
The winners of the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award 2012 were announced in Moncton, New Brunswick. Hugh Brewster, author of Prisoner of Dieppe: World War II, was the winner in the English fiction category. Catherine Rondina, received the English non-fiction award for her book Don’t Touch That Toad & Other Strange Things Adults Tell You.
2012 Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award
Lesley Simpson's Yuvi’s Candy Tree (Kar-Ben Publishing) is the winner of the 2012 Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award in the youth category. A program of the Koffler Centre of the Arts, the Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards celebrate excellence in contemporary Canadian writing that reflects Jewish themes and subjects.
Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award
Susin Nielsen's Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom (Tundra Books) is the winner of the 2012 Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award (MYRCA). Kenneth Oppel's Half Brother (HarperCollins Canada) and Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch's Stolen Child (Scholastic Canada) were named the 2012 honour books.
The nominees for the 2013 MYRCA list have been announced. These include:
- Against All Odds by Natale Ghent, HarperCollins
- The Case of the Missing Deed by Ellen Schwartz, Tundra Books
- Dragon Seer's Gift by Janet McNaughton, HarperCollins
- Dragon Turn by Shane Peacock, Tundra Books
- End of Days by Eric Walters, Doubleday
- Fly Boy by Eric Walters, Penguin
- Ice Storm by Penny Draper, Coteau Books
- This Dark Endeavour by Kenneth Oppel, HarperCollins
- The Tiffin by Mahtab Narsimhan, Dancing Cat Books
- Timber Wolf by Caroline Pignat, Red Deer Press
- True Blue by Deborah Ellis, Pajama Press
- Undergrounders by David Skuy, Scholastic Press
- Witchlanders by Lena Coakley, Atheneum Books
Ontario Library Association Festival of Trees
The Ontario Library Association hosted the 2012 Forest of Reading Festival of Trees in May. CANSCAIPers include:
Silver Birch Fiction Award
- Undergrounders, David Skuy, Scholastic Canada
Silver Birth Non-fiction Award
- Don’t Touch That Toad & Other Strange Things Adults Tell You, written by Catherine Rondina, illustrated by Kevin Sylvester, Kids Can Press
Silver Birch Express Award
- When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew, written by Jan Andrews, illustrated by Dušan Petričić, Groundwood Books
Red Maple Award
- Half Brother, by Kenneth Oppel, Harper Collins
White Pine Fiction Award
- The Gathering, by Kelley Armstrong, Random House