Thursday 14 October 2021

2021 Governor General's Literary Awards: Finalists announced


Today, the Canada Council for the Arts announced the finalists for the highly prestigious Governor General's Literary Awards.

The seven categories of books, both in French and English, for which awards are given are:
  • Fiction
  • Non-Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Young People's Literature (Text)
  • Young People's Literature (Illustration)
  • Drama
  • Translation

Congratulations to the finalists 
of all the awards
and I present here those of
works for young people.

English-language: Young People's Literature (Text)

Blood Like Magic
Written by Liselle Sambury
Margaret K. McElderry Books / Simon & Schuster

The Fabulous Zed Watson
Written by Kevin Sylvester and Basil Sylvester


Written by Philippa Dowding

Peter Lee's Notes From the Field
Written by Angela Ahn

Written by Sharon Jennings
Red Deer Press

English-language: Young People's Literature (Illustration)

The Library Bus
Written by Bahram Rahman
Illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
Pajama Press

Mii maanda ezhi-gkendmaanh/This is How I Know
Written by Brittany Luby
Illustrated by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley
Translated by Alvin Ted Corbiere and Alan Corbiere
Groundwood Books
Reviewed here
On the Trapline
Written by David A. Robertson
Illustrated by Julie Flett
Out Into the Big Wide Lake
Written by Paul Harbridge
Illustrated by Josée Bisaillon

The Wind and the Trees
Written and illustrated by Todd Stewart
Owlkids Books

French-language: Young People's Literature (Text)

Les avenues

Written by Jean-François Sénéchal
Leméac Éditeur

Comme un ouragan

Written by Jonathan Bécotte
Les éditions Héritage

Le Dernier Viking

Written by Mario Fecteau
Les Éditions du Boréal

Stella, qu'est-ce que tu fais là?
(Tome 1)
Written by Sandra Sirois
Éditions Hurtubise

Tara voulait jouer
Written by Frédérick Wolfe
Leméac Éditeur

French-language: Young People's Literature (Illustration)

À qui appartiennent les nuages?

Written by Mario Brassard
Illustrated by Gérard DuBois
Les Éditions de la Pastèque

Bouées: dérives identitaires, amours imaginaires et détours capillaires

Written and illustrated by Catherine Lepage
Les Éditions de la Pastèque 
La langue au chat et autres poèmes pas bêtes

Written by François Gravel
Illustrated by Laurent Pinabel
Éditions Les 400 coups

Ma maison-tête

Written and illustrated by Vigg

Le tricot

Written and illustrated by Jacques Goldstyn
Les Éditions de la Pastèque

Winning titles will be announced 
on November 17, 2021.

Tuesday 1 June 2021

2020 Governor General Literary Awards: Winners announced

Today, the Canada Council for the Arts announced the winners for the Governor General's Literary Awards for books published in 2020.

Please join me in congratulating this year's winners in the two categories for young readers. 

Young People's Literature -  Text

The King of Jam Sandwiches
Written by Eric Walters
Orca Book Publishers

Young People's Literature - Illustrated Books

The Barnabus Project
Written and illustrated by The Fan Brothers 
(Eric Fan, Terry Fan and Devin Fan)
Tundra Books

2021 Hackmatack Awards: Winners announced

On May 30th, the winners of the 2021 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Awards were announced in an online presentation broadcast on YouTube and on the Hackmatack Facebook Page. These awards are the all more special because young readers ages 9-12 in Atlantic Canada selected the winners from nominated lists.
Congratulations to the winners!
Award for English Nonfiction: 
Beastly Puzzles
Written by Rachel Poliquin 
Illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler
Kids Can Press

Award for English Fiction: 
Pickles vs. the Zombies
Written by Angela Misri

Award for French Nonfiction:
Dragouilles 21 : Les Vertes de Honolulu
Written by Karine Gottot
Illustrated by Maxim Cyr
Éditions Michel Quintin

Award for French Fiction: 
Trucs de peur 1: Perdues dans le noir
Written by Alexandra Larochelle 
Illustrated by Yohann Morin
La Bagnole