Thursday 17 April 2014

2014 CLA Book Award winners announced!

Cue the fanfare! Break out the bubbly! Exciting news is emanating from the Canadian Library Association. The announcements of winners of the CLA's annual book awards have just been released.  From extraordinary shortlists to outstanding winners, the selection committees have once again done their association proud. 

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

* The Dark *
Illustrated by Jon Klassen
Written by Lemony Snicket

Press release announcement from CLA

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.

Congratulations to the Winner:

* Curse of the Dream Witch *
by Allan Stratton
Scholastic Canada

Congratulations also to the two Honour Books selected:

Metro Dogs of Moscow
by Rachelle Delaney
Puffin Canada

Prince Puggly and the Kingdom of Spiff
by Robert Paul Weston
Puffin Canada

Press release announcement from CLA

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.

Congratulations to the Winner:

* Graffiti Knight *
by Karen Bass
Pajama Press

Congratulations also to the only Honour Book selected:

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B 
by Teresa Toten
Doubleday Canada

Reviewed here

Press release announcement from CLA

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