Tuesday 2 April 2019

2019/2020 Willow Awards: Finalists announced

Here are the short-listed titles for the 2019 Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Awards to be voted on in the winter/spring of 2020.

Congratulations to nominated authors and illustrators and their publishers.

For those books written for readers in Kindergarten to Gr. 3

The Shining Willow Finalists are:

Ben and the Scaredy-Dog
Written by Sarah Ellis
Illustrated by Kim LaFave
Pajama Press
Reviewed here

Elisapee and Her Baby Seagull 
Written by Nancy Mike
Illustrated by Charlene Chua
Inhabit Media
Reviewed here 

Giraffe and Bird Together Again 
Written by and illustrated by Rebecca Bender
Pajama Press
Reviewed here 

The Magician’s Secret 
Written by Zachary Hyman
 Illustrated by Joe Bluhm
Tundra Books

The Origin of Day and Night 
Written by Paula Ikuutaq Rumbolt
Illustrated by Lenny Lishchenko
Inhabit Media
Reviewed here 

Putuguq & Kublu and the Qalupalik! 
Written by Roselynn Akulukjuk and Danny Christopher
Illustrated by Astrid Arijanto
Inhabit Media

The Reptile Club 
Written by Maureen Fergus
Illustrated by Elina Ellis
Kids Can Press
Reviewed here 

Sir Simon: Super Scarer 
Written and illustrated by Cale Atkinson
Tundra Books

Sleep, Sheep! 
Written by Kerry Lyn Sparrow
Illustrated by Guillaume Perreault
Kids Can Press
Reviewed here 

Sun Dog 
Written by Deborah Kerbel
Illustrated by Suzanne Del Rizzo
Pajama Press
Reviewed here 

For those books written for readers of Gr. 4 to 6

The Diamond Willow Finalists are:

Clara Voyant 
Written by Rachelle Delaney
Puffin Canada

Ebb & Flow
Written by Heather Smith
Kids Can Press
Reviewed here 

Elephant Keeper: Caring for Orphaned Elephants in Zambia 
Written by Margriet Ruurs
Illustrated by Pedro Covo
Kids Can Press
Elephant Secret 
Written by Eric Walters
Puffin Canada

The House Next Door 
Written by Joel A. Sutherland
Scholastic Canada

Written by Kenneth Oppel
Illustrated by Sydney Smith
Reviewed here 

My Life as a Diamond 
Written by Jenny Manzer
Orca Book Publishers

Written by Philippa Dowding

Shadow Warrior 
Written by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Illustrated by Celia Krampien
Annick Press

Wicked Nix 
Written by Lena Coakley
Reviewed here 

For those books written for readers in Gr. 7 to 9

The Snow Willow Finalists are:

Written by Kelley Armstrong
Penguin Random House

Almost Invisible 
Written by Maureen Garvie
Groundwood Books

Fake Blood 
Written by Whitney Gardner
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Fourth Dimension
Written by Eric Walters
Penguin Random House

The Garden
Written by Meghan Ferrari
Red Deer Press
Reviewed here 

If This Is Home
Written by Kristine Scarrow
Reviewed here 

No Fixed Address
Written by Susin Nielsen
Penguin Random House

Pulse Point
Written by Colleen Nelson and Nancy Chappell-Pollack
Yellow Dog (Great Plains)
Reviewed here 

Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster
Written by Jonathan Auxier
Puffin Canada

Very Rich
Written by Polly Horvath
Penguin Random House

Congratulations to all nominees!

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