Sunday 18 November 2012

Rocky Mountain Book Award 2012/2013 nominees

Recently, the twenty books for readers in Grades 4 through 7 were announced for the Rocky Mountain Book Award, Alberta's readers' choice program for young people. The twenty nominees, 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)

The time-line for this book award is as follows:
  • Shortlist of twenty titles: announced in November;
  • Reading: takes place from November to April;
  • Voting by young readers: takes place from mid-March to mid-April;
  • Winner: announced at the end of April.

The 2012-2013  nominees are listed here (fiction on the right, nonfiction on the left):

The Case of the Missing Deed
by Ellen Schwartz
Tundra Books

Deadly Voyage: R.M.S. Titanic, Jamie Laidlaw, April 14, 1912
by Hugh Brewster
Scholastic Canada

Dragon Seer's Gift
by Janet McNaughton
HarperCollins Canada

Explorers Who Made It...Or Died Trying
by Frieda Wishinsky and Bill Dickson
Scholastic Canada

Harry Houdini: The Legend of the World's Greatest Escape Artist
by Janice Weaver and Chris Lane
Abrams Books for Young Readers/ABRAMS

Kings and Carpenters: One Hundred Bible Land Jobs You Might Have Praised or Panned
by Laurie Coulter and Mary NewBigging
Annick Press

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

Mathemagic! Number Tricks
by Lynda Colgan and Jane Kirusu
Kids Can Press

No Ordinary Day
by Deborah Ellis
Groundwood Books

Nowhere Else on Earth: Standing Tall for the Great Bear Rainforest
by Caitlyn Vernon
Orca Book Publishers

Out of the Box
by Michelle Mulder
Orca Book Publishers

Saving Arm Pit
by Natalie Hyde
Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Shannen and the Dream for a School
by Janet Wilson
Second Story Press

Ten Birds
by Cybèle Young
Kids Can Press

Timber Wolf
by Caroline Pignat
Red Deer Press

Totally Human: Why We Look and Act the Way We Do
by Cynthia Pratt-Nicholson and Dianne Eastman
Kids Can Press

by David Skuy
Scholastic Canada

Viola Desmond Won't be Budged
by Jody Nyasha Warner and Richard Rudnicki
Groundwood Books

When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew: Tales of Ti-Jean 
by Jan Andrews and Dušan Petričić
Groundwood Books

The Whole Truth
by Kit Pearson
HarperCollins Canada

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