Wednesday 5 March 2014

2014 Canadian Library Association Book Awards: Short-lists announced

On March 1st, the Canadian Library Association announced via press release the shortlists for each of its annual book awards which are generously sponsored by Library Services Centre. Here are the lists of nominees for each of those awards: 

This award recognizes an illustrator of a noteworthy Canadian book, published in 2013, that appeals to children up to the age of 12 years.

A Long Way Away 
by Frank Viva

Francis the Little Fox 
Illustrated by Katty Maurey
Text by Véronique Boisjoly
(Kids Can Press)

Jane, the Fox and Me
Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
Text by Fanny Britt
(Groundwood Books)

Little You 
Illustrated by Julie Flett
Text by Richard Van Camp
(Orca Book Publishers)

Loula is Leaving for Africa 
by Anne Villeneuve
(Kids Can Press)

Northwest Passage 
Illustrated by Matt James
Based on the song by Stan Rogers
(Groundwood Books)
Reviewed here

Once Upon a Northern Night 
Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
Text by Jean E. Pendziwol
(Groundwood Books)

The Dark 
Illustrated by Jon Klassen
Text by Lemony Snicket

The Legend of Lightning and Thunder 
Illustrated by Jo Rioux
Text by Paula Ikuutaq Rumbolt
(Inhabit Media )

The Man with the Violin 
Illustrated by illustrated by Dušan Petričić
Text by Kathy Stinson
(Annick Press)

This notable award recognizes a Canadian author of an outstanding book published in Canada in 2013, which appeals to children up to and including age 12.
Press release

The Metro Dogs of Moscow
by Rachelle Delaney
The Legend of Lightning & Thunder
by Paula Ikuutaq Rumbolt
Inhabit Media 
The Spotted Dog Last Seen
by Jessica Scott Kerrin
Groundwood Books

How to Curse in Hieroglyphics
by Lesley Livingston & Jonathan Llyr
Bones Never Lie
by Elizabeth Macleod
Annick Press

The Stowaways
by Meghan Marentette
Pajama Press
Me & Mr. Bell
by Philip Roy
Cape Breton University Press
by Valerie Sherrard
Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Curse of the Dream Witch
by Allan Stratton
Scholastic Canada
Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff
by Robert Paul Weston

This award recognizes an author of an outstanding English-language Canadian work of fiction (novel, collection of short stories or graphic novel), published in 2013, that appeals to young adults between the ages of 13 and 18.
Press release

The Silent Summer of Kyle McGinley 
by Jan Andrews
(Great Plains Teen Fiction)
Reviewed here

Graffiti Knight 
by Karen Bass
(Pajama Press)
Reviewed here

The Gypsy King 
by Maureen Fergus
Reviewed here

Little Red Lies 
by Julie Johnston
(Tundra Books)

Nix Minus One 
by Jill MacLean
(Pajama Press)
Reviewed here

The Oathbreaker’s Shadow 
by Amy McCulloch
(Doubleday Canada)

Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl 
by Emily Pohl-Weary
Reviewed here

by Gabrielle Prendergast
(Orca Book Publishers)

The Color of Silence 
by Liane Shaw
(Second Story Press)
Reviewed here

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B 
by Teresa Toten
(Doubleday Canada)
Reviewed here

The winners will be announced on April 15, 2014, and the award presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Library Association in Victoria, BC on May 29, 2014.

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