Saturday 27 October 2012

In the Bag! Margaret Knight Wraps It Up: 2012 Once Upon A World Children's Book Awards Honor Book

Next month, the Simon Wiesenthal Center/Museum of Tolerance Library & Archives will present the books selected for the 2012 Once Upon A World Children's Book Awards.  Annually, picture books, fiction, non-fiction and poetry books that promote the themes of tolerance, diversity, respect and social justice can be nominated for one of two awards:
  • Book Award for Young Readers  (6-10 years of age)
  • Book Award for Young Adults (ages 11+)

Selections that demonstrate the following criteria are considered for nomination:
  • depict heroic deeds that lead to tolerance and social justice;
  • promote acceptance of social and personal responsibility;
  • show a sense of urgency and empowerment of the individual; and
  • convey the importance of history. 
CanLit for LittleCanadians would like to congratulate the following Canadian book for its selection as Honor Book for the Once Upon a World Children's Book Award for Young Readers:

 In the Bag! Margaret Knight Wraps It Up
by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by David Parkins
Tundra Books
32 pp.
Ages 5-9

Monica Kulling' story, illustrated by David Parkins, tells of Mattie Knight's determination to have her inventions recognized (and patented) in a time when it was deemed unacceptable and even inappropriate for a woman to be an inventor.

In the Bag! Margaret Knight Wraps It Up will be displayed in the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s library with a silver seal and sold in the Museum of Tolerance bookstore and online site.

Monday 15 October 2012

Le Prix Tamarac et Le Prix Peuplier: 2013 Nominees

This listing completes the posting of the nominees for the Ontario Library Association's 2012-2013 Forest of Reading® awards.  The two categories and three award programs for French language readers are included here.  The unique covers of so many of these books make me want to relearn my high-school French so that I too could share in the delight of these reads!

Mardi, jour d'Halloween
par Danielle Simard
Illustré par Caroline Merola & Danielle Simard
Soulières éditeur

Le petit chevalier qui n'aimait pas la pluie
par Gilles Tibo
Illustré par Geneviève Després
Les éditions Imagine

Ziiip Sur Terre!
par Johanne Mercier
Illustré par Gabrielle Grimard
Les éditions FouLire inc.

Safran plein de plumes
par Nadine Descheneaux
Illustré par Patrice Audet
Boomerang éditeur jeunesse inc.

Fatima et les voleurs de clémentines
par Mireille Messier
Illustré par Gabrielle Grimard
Éditions de la Bagnole

Du soccer extrême
par François Gravel
Illustré par Philippe Germain
Les éditions FouLire inc.

Un hiver abominable
par Diane Groulx
Illustré par Jocelyn Jalette
Éditions du Phoenix

Billy Stuart: 1. Les Zintrépides
par Alain M. Bergeron
Illustré par Sampar
Éditions Michel Quintin

Téo et Pépito: Un duo d`enfer
par Marie-Christine Morin
Illustré par José Morin
Les éditions FouLire inc.

par Rhéa Dufresne
Illustré par Marion Arbona
Éditions de l'Isatis

Le mystère des jumelles Barnes
par Carole Tremblay
Bayard Canada Livres 

Madame Wenham
par Patrick Senécal
Les Éditions de la Bagnole

par Julie Champagne
Bayard Canada Livres 

Pacific Express: Terreur sur la ligne d`acier
par Anne Bernard-Lenoir
Illustré par Pierre-Yves Cezard
Les éditions de la courte échelle

Tu me prends en photo
par Marie-Francine Hébert
Illustré par Jean-Luc Trudel
Les Éditions Les 400 Coups

Morgan, le chevalier sans peur
par Corinne De Vailly
Les Éditions Goélette

Aventures dans l'histoire : À la rescousse de Thierry
par René Cochaux
Illustré par Sarah Chamaillard
Éditions du Phoenix

Dominique Demers
par Christine Ouin
Les Éditions Goélette

Biodôme: Dans le sens du poil
par Frédéric Antoine
Illustré par Yohann Morin
Boomerang éditeur jeunesse

Madeleine de Verchères : La combattante en jupons
par Marie Roberge
Éditions de l'Isatis

Aujourd'hui, peut-être…
par Dominique Demers
Illustré par Gabrielle Grimard
Les éditions Héritage inc.

Le meilleur endroit/Le pire endroit
par Andrée Poulin
Illustré par Philippe Béha
Les éditions Imagine

Le zoo de Yayaho
par Geneviève Lemieux
Illustré par Bruno St-Aubin
Bayard Canada Livres inc.

Nicolas fou de soccer
par Gilles Tibo
Illustré par Bruno St-Aubin
Éditions Scholastic

Prince Olivier et le dragon
par Caroline Merola
Les éditions Imagine

Juliette et Roméo
par Louise Portal
Illustré par Philippe Béha
Éditions Hurtubise inc.

Il a une faim de loup!
par Amélie Duceppe
Illustré par Rémy Simard
Les éditions Héritage inc.

Chapeau Charlotte!
par Mireille Messier
Illustré par Benoît Laverdière
Les Éditions de la Bagnole

Victor et la dent perdue
par Alain M. Bergeron
Fil et Julie Éditions Hurtubise inc.

Salto: L'ultime défi
par Pierre Labrie
Illustré par Tristan Demers
Boomerang éditeur jeunesse inc.

Remaining nominees are listed here:
Blue Spruce and Silver Birch


Red Maple, White Pine and Golden Oak

Red Maple, White Pine and Golden Oak: 2013 Nominees

This listing continues the posting of the nominees for the Ontario Library Association's 2012-2013 Forest of Reading® awards.
Nominees announced today and included here are all English language programs.

crush. candy. corpse.
by Sylvia McNicoll
James Lorimer & Company

The Dragon Turn: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His 5th Case
by Shane Peacock
Tundra Books

End of Days
by Eric Walters
Doubleday Canada/Random House Canada

First Descent
by Pam Withers
Tundra Books

by Valerie Sherrard
Dundurn Press

This Dark Endeavour
by Kenneth Oppel

The Tiffin
by Mahtab Narsimhan
Dancing Cat Books/Cormorant Books

The Town That Drowned
by Riel Nason
Goose Lane Editions

The Vampire Stalker
by Allison Van Diepen

The Vindico
by Wesley King
G.P. Putnam's Sons/Penguin Group

The Adventures of Medical Man: Kids Illnesses and Injuries Explained
by Dr. Michael Evans & David Wichman
Illustrated by Gareth Williams

Beyond Bullets: A Photo Journal Of Afghanistan
by Rafal Gerszak with Dawn Hunter

Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan's Rescue from War
by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Pajama Press

Lizards in the Sky: Animals Where You Least Expect Them
by Claire Eamer

The Lowdown On Denim
by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Illustrated by Clayton Hanmer

Real Justice: Fourteen And Sentenced To Death
by Bill Swan
James Lorimer & Company

Running To Extremes: Ray Zahab's Amazing Ultramarathon Journey
by Steve Pitt with Ray Zahab
Puffin Canada/Penguin Group

The Sea Wolves: Living Wild In The Great Bear Rainforest
by Ian McAllister & Nicholas Read
Orca Book Publishers

The Secret Life of Money: A Kid's Guide To Cash
by Kira Vermond
Illustrated by Clayton Hanmer
Owlkids Books

You Just Can't Help It!: Your Guide to the Wild and Wacky World of Human Behavior
by Jeff Szpirglas
Illustrated by Josh Holinaty
Maple Tree/Owlkids Books

All Good Children
by Catherine Austen
Orca Book Publishers

Dark Inside
by Jeyn Roberts
Simon & Schuster BFYR/Simon & Schuster

First Day On Earth
by Cecil Castellucci
Scholastic Press/Scholastic

Getting Over Garrett Delaney
by Abby McDonald
Candlewick Press

by Cathy Ostlere
Puffin Canada/Penguin Group

The Opposite Of Tidy
by Carrie Mac
Razorbill/Penguin Group

The Taming
by Eric Walters and Teresa Toten
Doubleday Canada/Random House Canada

Way to Go
by Tom Ryan
Orca Book Publishers

The Way We Fall
by Megan Crewe
Hyperion/Disney Book Group

by Lena Coakley
Atheneum Books For Young Readers/Simon & Schuster

A Stranger At Home
by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton
Illustrated by Liz Amini-Holmes

Behind Enemy Lines: World War II
by Carol Matas
Scholastic Canada

Remembering The Titanic
by Frieda Wishinsky

Home Invasion
by Joy Fielding
Grass Roots Press

In The Bag! Margaret Knight Wraps It Up
by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by David Parkins
Tundra Books

The Matatu
by Eric Walters
Illustrated by Eva Campbell
Orca Book Publishers

No Ordinary Day
by Deborah Ellis
Groundwood Books/House of Anansi

Sable Island: The Wandering Sandbar
by Wendy Kitts
Nimbus Publishing Limited

Remaining nominees are listed here:

Blue Spruce and Silver Birch

Le Prix Tamarac and Le Prix Peuplier