Friday 1 June 2012

Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Awards 2013 nominees announced

The Manitoba School Library Association marked the International Year of Literacy, 1990, with the implementation of a literacy program aimed at promoting literacy for children of ages 10 to 14 years of age.

The Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Awards (MYRCA) program presents 15 to 18 Canadian novels written in English for the targeted young readers.  Those young people who have read or heard a minimum of 3 nominated titles vote for their favourite title in April.  The winning title and honour books are announced in May and celebrated at an awards ceremony in October.

This week's press release which announced the winners for 2012 also announced the shortlist of nominated titles for the 2013 MYRCA.  Congratulations to the authors and publishers of these eighteen nominees:

Against All Odds 
by Natale Ghent
227 pp.
Ages 8-12

The Bedmas Conspiracy 
by Deborah Sherman
Fitzhenry & Whiteside
172 pp.
Ages 8-11

Blood Red Road 
by Moira Young
459 pp.
Ages 14+ 

Box of Shocks
by Chris McMahen
160 pp.
Ages 9-12

The Case of the Missing Deed
by Ellen Schwartz
189 pp.
Ages 8-12

Dragon Seer's Gift 
by Janet McNaughton
282 pp.
Ages 10+ 

Dragon Turn: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His 5th Case
by Shane Peacock
220 pp.
Ages 10-14

Encore Edie 
by Annabel Lyon
Puffin Canada
163 pp.
Ages 9-12

End of Days
by Eric Walters
316 pp.
Ages 10-15

Fly Boy
by Eric Walters
Puffin Canada
192 pp.
Ages 8-12

Ice Storm (Disaster Strikes #6)
by Penny Draper
Coteau Books
198 pp.
Ages 9-13

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes
by Jonathan Auxier
Puffin Canada
381 pp.
Ages 10-13

This Dark Endeavour: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein
by Kenneth Oppel
298 pp.
Ages 12+

The Tiffin
by Mahtab Narsimhan
Dancing Cat Books
190 pp.
Ages 9-12

Timber Wolf
by Caroline Pignat
Red Deer Press
206 pp.
Ages 11-14

True Blue
by Deborah Ellis
Pajama Press
229 pp.
Ages 11-14

by David Skuy
Scholastic Canada
194 pp.
Ages 11-14

by Lena Coakley
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
416 pp.
Ages 12+ 

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