Friday 15 March 2013

2013 BC Book Prizes' Nominees announced

This week the West Coast Book Prize Society announced the finalists for the 2013 BC Book Prizes.  Prizes will be awarded in the following seven categories:
  • Fiction 
  • Non-Fiction 
  • Poetry 
  • Regional 
  • Children's Literature 
  • Illustrated Children's Literature 
  • Booksellers' Choice 
There is also the Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence which is announced separately at the BC Book Prize Soirée in April.
Nominees for all the awards can be found at

The nominees for the 2 children's awards are provided here:

 Sheila A. Egoff 
 Children’s Literature Prize 

Supported by the BC Library Association
Glen Huser, Sheryl McFarlane, Pam Withers

Middle of Nowhere
by Caroline Adderson
Groundwood Books

Reviewed here

Mimi Power and the I-Don’t-Know-What
by Victoria Miles
Tradewind Books

The Prisoner of Snowflake Falls
by John Lekich
Orca Book Publishers

Reviewed here

The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
by Susin Nielsen
Tundra Books

Reviewed here

by Rachel Hartman
Doubleday Canada

 Christie Harris Illustrated 
 Children’s Literature Prize 

Supported by Ampersand Inc. and Kate Walker
Dianna Bonder, Marguerite Ruurs, Yukiko Tosa

Gift Days
by Kari-Lynn Winters
Illustrated by Stephen Taylor
Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Reviewed here

Hey Canada!
by Vivien Bowers
Illustrated by Milan Pavlovic
Tundra Books

Maggie’s Chopsticks
by Alan Woo
Illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant
Kids Can Press

Rainbow Shoes
by Tiffany Stone
Illustrated by Stefan Czernecki
Tradewind Books

What’s Up, Bear?: A Book About Opposites
by Frieda Wishinsky
Illustrated by Sean L. Moore
Owlkids Books



The 28th Annual BC Book Prizes awards gala will be held on Saturday, May 4 at Government House in Victoria. Gala tickets include a sit down dinner and an open bar and will be available for purchase online on the BC Book Prize website beginning March 19th. For more information, please visit

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