Friday 11 March 2016

2016 BC Book Prizes finalists announced

On March 9th, the West Coast Book Prize Society announced the finalists for the 2016 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 will be announced separately and later this month.

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 

Are You Seeing Me? 
by Darren Groth 
Orca Book Publishers

The Case of the Missing Moonstone (The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency, Book 1) 
by Jordan Stratford 
Knopf Books for Young Readers

Reviewed here
Seven Dead Pirates 
by Linda Bailey 
Tundra Books

The Truth Commission 
by Susan Juby 

Reviewed here

We Are All Made of Molecules 
by Susin Nielsen 
Tundra Books

 Christie Harris Illustrated 
 Children’s Literature Prize 

Orca Chief 
by Roy Henry Vickers, Robert Budd 
Illustrated by Roy Henry Vickers
Harbour Publishing

Peace is an Offering 
by Annette LeBox 
Illustrated by Stephanie Graegin 
Dial Books

The Red Bicycle: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle 
by Jude Isabella 
Illustrated by Simone Shin
Kids Can Press

Song for a Summer Night: A Lullaby 
by Robert Heidbreder 
Illustrated by Qin Leng
Groundwood Books

Reviewed here

This is Sadie 
by Sara O'Leary 
Illustrated by Julie Morstad
Tundra Books

The winners will be announced on Saturday, April 30, 2016.

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