Wednesday, 18 February 2015

2015 Rocky Mountain Book Award nominees

The following 20 books, for readers in Grades 4 through 7, are the basis for Alberta's readers' choice program.  The books, which must have been published in the last two years in Canada, include both fiction and non-fiction titles which "portray a broad range of family, social, and cultural backgrounds." (Retrieved from on March 27, 2012)

Reading has been taking place since November, and voting by young readers will occur from mid-March to mid-April.  The winner of this readers' choice award will be announced April 22, 2015.

    The 2015 nominees are:

    Sneaky Art: Crafty Surprises to Hide in Plain Sight
    by Marthe Jocelyn

    Pedal It! How Bicycles are Changing the World
    by Michelle Mulder
    Orca Book Publishers

    Pandemic Survival: It’s Why You’re Alive
    by Ann Love & Jane Drake

    Our Rights: How Kids are Changing the World
    by Janet Wilson
    Second Story Press

    The Last Train: A Holocaust Story
    by Rona Arato
    Owlkids Books

    Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball
    by John Coy
    Illustrated by Joe Morse
    Lerner Publishing Group

    Buzz About Bees
    by Kari-Lynn Winters
    Fitzhenry & Whiteside

    Bones Never Lie: How Forensics Helps Solve History’s Mysteries
    by Elizabeth MacLeod
    Annick Press

    Before the World Was Ready
    by Claire Eamer
    Illustrated by Sa Boothroyd
    Annick Press

    The Spotted Dog Last Seen
    by Jessica Scott Kerrin
    Groundwood Books

    The Road to Afghanistan
    by Linda Granfield
    Illustrated by Brian Deines
    Scholastic Canada

    The Metro Dogs of Moscow
    by Rachelle Delaney
    Puffin Canada

    Kid Soldier
    by Jennifer Maruno

    Jane, the Fox and Me
    by Fanny Britt
    Illus. by Isabelle Arsenault
    Groundwood Books
    The Hidden Agenda of Sigrid Sugden
    by Jill MacLean
    Fitzhenry & Whiteside
    The Great Bike Rescue
    by Hazel Hutchins
    Orca Book Publishers

    by Valerie Sherrard
    Fitzhenry & Whiteside

    Curse of the Dream Witch
    by Allan Stratton
    Scholastic Canada

    The Creature Department
    by Robert Paul Weston

    All Fall Down: The Landslide Diary of Abby Roberts
    by Jean Little
    Scholastic Canada

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