Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Nominated titles for 2015/2016 Chocolate Lily Awards

The shortlists of nominated titles for the 2015/6 Chocolate Lily Awards, books by British Columbia authors and/or illustrators for young readers in Kindergarten to Grades 8, were announced at the beginning of June.  These are the titles for which young readers will vote in three categories next spring.

In the Picture Book Category:

Norman, Speak!
by Caroline Adderson
Illustrated by Qin Leng
Groundwood Books

If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur
by Linda Bailey
Illustrated by Colin Jack

The Yoga Game by the Sea
by Kathy Beliveau
Illustrated by Denise Holmes
Simply Read

Not My Girl
by Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton
Illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard

A Giraffe Called Geranium
by Ainslie Manson
Illustrated by Mary Baker
Red Diamond

Dipnetting with Dad
by Willie Sellars
Illustrated by Kevin Easthope
Caitlin Press

The Most Magnificent Thing
by Ashley Spires
Kids Can Press

by Roy Henry Vickers & Robert Budd

Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin
by Chieri Uegaki
Illustrated by Qin Leng
Kids Can Press

In the Chapter Book/Easy Reader Category:

Jasper John Dooley, Not in Love
by Caroline Adderson
Illustrated by Ben Clanton
Kids Can Press

by Christine Dencer
Illustrated by Jessica Meserve
Simply Read

The Elevator Ghost
by Glen Huser
Groundwood Books

Kung Pow Chicken: Let’s Get Cracking!
by Cyndi Marko
Scholastic Canada

Not Just Another Princess Story
by Sheri Radford
Illustrated by Qin Leng
Simply Read

Bagels Come Home!
by Joan Stuchner
Illustrated by Dave Whamond
Orca Book Publishers

In the Novel Category:

Shack Island Summer
by Penny Chamberlain
Sono Nis Press

Finding Grace
by Becky Citra
Second Story Press

Red River Raging
by Penny Draper
Coteau Books

Outside In
by Sarah Ellis
Groundwood Books

The Moment
by Kristie Hammond
Sono Nis Press

A Year in the Life of a Total and Complete Genius
by Stacey Matson

Finding Ruby Starling
by Karen Rivers

The Lost Diary
by Julie White
Sono Nis Press

We'll be checking back on these short lists when young readers in B.C. begin their reading and voting and ultimately when the winners are announced in May, 2016.

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