Wednesday 2 April 2014

2014 BC Book Prizes: Nominees for Children's Awards

Recently, the West Coast Book Prize Society announced the finalists for the 2014 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 Kidsbooks and Tourism Vancouver
Norma Charles, Pamela Porter, John Wilson

If Only
by Becky Citra
Orca Book Publishers

The New Normal
by Ashley Little
Orca Book Publishers

The Path of Names
by Ari Goelman
Scholastic Canada

Record Breaker
by Robin Stevenson
Orca Book Publishers

by Silvana Goldemberg
Translated by Emilie Smith
Tradewind Books




 Christie Harris Illustrated 
 Children’s Literature Prize 

Supported by Kate Walker
Linda Bailey, Dr. Margo Filipenko, Alan Woo

The Great Bear Sea: Exploring the Marine Life of a Pacific Paradise
by Ian McAllister and Nicholas Read
Illustrated by Ian McAllister
Orca Book Publishers

How To
by Julie Morstad
Illustrated by Julie Morstad
Simply Read Books

Not Your Typical Dragon
by Dan Bar-el
Illustrated by Tim Bowers
Viking Children's Books

When I Was Eight
by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak -Fenton
Illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
Annick Press

Wild Berries
by Julie Flett
Illustrated by Julie Flett
Simply Read Books




The 29th Annual BC Book Prizes awards gala will be held on Saturday, May 3 at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel in Vancouver. Gala tickets include a sit down dinner and an open bar and are available for purchase online here

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