Wednesday 8 March 2017

BC Book Prizes: 2017 finalists announced

On March 7th, the West Coast Book Prize Society announced the finalists for the 2017 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. 

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 

A Day of Signs and Wonders 
by Kit Pearson
HarperCollins Publishers

Everyday Hero 
by Kathleen Cherry
Orca Book Publishers
Review here

Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community 
by Robin Stevenson
Orca Book Publishers

The Rahtrum Chronicles: The Dream 
by R.K. McLay
Fifth House Publishers

The Skeleton Tree 
by Iain Lawrence
Tundra Books

 Christie Harris Illustrated 
 Children’s Literature Prize 

Deep Roots: How Trees Sustain Our Planet 
by Nikki Tate
Orca Book Publishers

My Heart Fills with Happiness 
by Monique Gray Smith
Illustrated by Julie Flett
Orca Book Publishers

Peace Dancer 
by Roy Henry Vickers, Robert Budd
Illustrated by Roy Henry Vickers
Harbour Publishing

Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family's Journey 
by Margriet Ruurs
Illustrated by Nizar Ali Badr
Orca Book Publishers
Review here
by Julie Morstad
Illustrated by Julie Morstad
Simply Read Books

The winners will be announced on April 4, 2017.

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