Tuesday 20 May 2014

2015 MYRCA 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 20 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 2014 also announced the shortlist of nominated titles for the  2015 MYRCA.  Congratulations to the authors and publishers of these eighteen nominees:

The Cats of Tanglewood Forest 
by Charles de Lint 
Little, Brown

The Hidden Agenda of Sigrid Sugden 
by Jill MacLean
Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Home Ice Advantage 
by Tom Earle
Harper Collins

Loki’s Wolves
by K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr
Little, Brown

The Metro Dogs of Moscow
by Rachelle Delaney

Morven and the Horse Clan 
by Luanne Armstrong
Great Plains

The Oathbreaker’s Shadow 
by Amy McCulloch

The Phantom’s Gold
by Eric Murphy
Dancing Cat Books

Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff 
by Robert Paul Weston

Red River Stallion 
by Troon Harrison

Running Scared 
by Beverley Terrell-Deutsch
Red Deer Press

by Karen Autio
Sono Nis Press

Scare Scape 
by Sam Fisher

The Spotted Dog Last Seen 
by Jessica Scott Kerrin

by David Carroll

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B 
by Teresa Toten

by Meaghan McIsaac
Dancing Cat Books

Whatever Doesn’t Kill You 
by Elizabeth Wennick
Orca Book Publishers

Congratulations to all nominees!

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