Friday, 1 June 2012

Canadian Library Association announces 2012 Book Awards Shortlists

As a former chair and member of the CLA's Book of the Year for Children Award selection committee, the coming of March is always exciting, as the shortlists for all three of the CLA's book awards are announced.  On March 1st, the Canadian Library Association press releases published the shortlists for each of its annual book awards. (I've added images of the book covers here to help readers recognize the titles when book-browsing.  I always find it's nice to know what you're looking for in case it's been misshelved.)

This award recognizes an illustrator of a noteworthy Canadian book, published in 2011, that appeals to children up to the age of 12 years.

Along a Long Road
illustrated by Frank Viva

Cinnamon Baby
illustrated by Janice Nadeau
Kids Can Press

A Few Blocks
illustrated by Cybèle Young
Groundwood Books

The Legend of the Fog
illustrated by Danny Christopher
Inhabit Media

illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
Groundwood Books

My Name is Elizabeth!
illustrated by Matthew Forsythe
Kids Can Press

Picture a Tree
illustrated by Barbara Reid
North Winds Press, Scholastic Canada

illustrated by Joy Ang
Inhabit Media

Slimon the Slug
illustrated by Bonnie Bews
Yellow Toadstool Press
Small Saul
illustrated by Ashley Spires
Kids Can Press

This notable award recognizes a Canadian author of an outstanding book published in Canada in 2011, which appeals to children up to and including age 12.

When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew 
by Jan Andrews 
Groundwood Books

No Ordinary Day 
by Deborah Ellis 
Groundwood Books

That Boy Red 
by Rachna Gilmore 
HarperCollins Canada

by Karen Hood‐Caddy 
Dundurn Press

Dragon Seer’s Gift 
by Janet McNaughton 
HarperCollins Canada

From Then to Now: A Short History of the World
by Christopher Moore 
Tundra Books

The Tiffin
by Mahtab Narsimhan 
Dancing Cat Books

Dragon Turn 
by Shane Peacock 
Tundra Books

The Whole Truth 
by Kit Pearson 
HarperCollins Canada

Empire of Ruins 
by Arthur Slade 
HarperCollins Canada

This 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 Gathering 
by Kelley Armstrong
Random House

All Good Children 
by Catherine Austen
Orca Books

by William Bell
Random House

The Woefield Poultry Collective 
by Susan Juby

Once Every Never 
by Lesley Livingston
Penguin Canada

My Beating Teenage Heart 
by C.C. Kelly Martin
Random House

The Town that Drowned 
by Riel Nason
Goose Lane

This Dark Endeavour 
by Kenneth Oppel

by Cathy Ostlere
Penguin Canada

by Edeet Ravel
Annick Press

Congratulations to all nominated authors, illustrators and publishers.

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