Monday, 9 March 2015

2015 Canadian Library Association Book Awards: Nominees announced

Last week and today, the Canadian Library Association announced via press release the shortlists for each of its annual book awards which are generously sponsored by Library Services Centre. Here are the lists of nominees:

This award recognizes an illustrator of a noteworthy Canadian book, published in 2014, that appeals to children up to the age of 12 years. 

Any Questions?
by Marie-Louise Gay
(Groundwood Books)

Bob's Hungry Ghost
by Geneviève Côté
(Tundra Books)

Dolphin SOS
Illustrated by Julie Flett
Written by Roy Miki and Slavia Miki
(Tradewind Books) 

Illustrated by Pierre Pratt
Written by Rémy Simard
(Groundwood Books)

Illustrated by Steve Adams
Written by David J. Smith
(Kids Can Press)

Julia, Child
Illustrated by Julie Morstad
Written by Kyo Maclear
(Tundra Books)

The Most Magnificent Thing
by Ashley Spires 
(Kids Can Press)

Nancy Knows
by Cybèle Young
(Tundra Books)

Pirates of the Silver Coast
by Scott Chantler 
(Kids Can Press)

The Tweedles Go Electric
Illustrated by Marie Lafrance 
Written by Monica Kulling
(Groundwood Books)

This notable award recognizes a Canadian author of an outstanding book published in Canada in 2014, which appeals to children up to and including age 12.

The Boundless
by Kenneth Oppel
(HarperCollins Canada)

The Night Gardener
by Jonathan Auxier
(Penguin Canada)

Walking Home
by Eric Walters
(Doubleday Canada)

The Swallow: A Ghost Story
by Charis Cotter
(Tundra Books)

The End of the Line
by Sharon E. McKay
(Annick Press)

Lord and Lady Bunny–Almost Royalty!
by Polly Horvath
Illustrated by Sophie Blackall
(Groundwood Books)

The Circus Dogs of Prague
by Rachelle Delaney
(Penguin Canada)

It's Catching: The Infectious World of Germs and Microbes
by Jennifer Gardy
Illustrated by Josh Holinaty

The Elevator Ghost
by Glen Huser
(Groundwood Books)

Rain Shadow
by Valerie Sherrard
(Fitzhenry & Whiteside)

This award recognizes an author of an outstanding English-language Canadian work of fiction (novel, collection of short stories or graphic novel), published in 2014, that appeals to young adults between the ages of 13 and 18.

The Art of Getting Stared At
by Laura Langston
(Penguin Random House)

The Death of Us
by Alice Kuipers 

The Gospel Truth
by Caroline Pignat 
(Red Deer Press)

Moon at Nine
by Deborah Ellis 
(Pajama Press)

Rabbit Ears
by Maggie DeVries 
(HarperCollins Canada)

This One Summer
by Mariko Tamaki 
Illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
(Groundwood Books)

by Lisa Harrington 
(Dancing Cat Books)

by Caroline Pignat 
(Penguin Random House)

The Voice Inside My Head
by S. J. Laidlaw 
(Tundra Books)

What We Hide
by Marthe Jocelyn
(Tundra Books)

During the week of April 20, 2015, the winners of these three awards will be announced, and then presented in May, 2015 at the Canadian Library Association National Conference and Trade Show in Ottawa at a reception sponsored by TD Bank Group and Library Services Centre.

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