Tuesday, 4 June 2013

2013 CBA Libris Award Winners of youngCanLit

On Monday, June 3, 2013, the Canadian Booksellers Association (CBA) presented its Libris Awards at the CBA Libris Gala held at the Toronto Congress Centre.  Winners were selected by members of the Canadian Booksellers Association who submitted their ballots in APril, voting for one of three nominees in twelve award categories. 

The twelve CBA Libris Award categories, which all include a component related to the bookselling industry, include:
  • Author of the Year
  • Fiction Book of the Year
  • Non-Fiction Book of the Year
  • Campus Bookseller of the Year
  • Bookseller of the Year
  • Editor of the Year
  • Sales Rep of the Year (n.b. the qualifying region rotates between BC, the Prairies, Central Canada and the Atlantic provinces)
  • Distributor of the Year
  • Small Press Publisher of the Year
  • Publisher of the Year
  • Children's Picture Book of the Year
  • Young Readers' Book of the Year

to the winners of these two awards,
 specific to younger readers!

The Winner of the

For a Canadian picture book from the previous year whose imaginative storyline and creative visuals engaged, entertained and delighted young children while generating customer attention and strong sales
This is Not My Hat
by Jon Klassen
Candlewick/Random House


The Winner of the

YOUNG READERS' Book of the Year
For an outstanding Canadian literary work for young readers in the previous year that combines readability with strong sales—a book that captivated its intended reading audience with skillful, inventive and gripping storytelling

Such Wicked Intent
The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, Book 2
by Kenneth Oppel 
Simon & Schuster

More information about these awards can be found at the Canadian Booksellers Association website

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