Tuesday 29 October 2019

2019 Governor General's Literary Awards: Winners announced

Today, the Canada Council for the Arts announced the winners for the highly prestigious Governor General's Literary Awards.

Congratulations to the winners
of all the awards
and especially for these of books for young readers

English-language: Young People's Literature (Text)

Stand on the Sky
Written by Erin Bow

English-language:  Young People's Literature (Illustration)

Small in the City
Written and illustrated by Sydney Smith
Groundwood Books

 French-language: Young People's Literature (Text)

L'albatros et la mésange
par Dominique Demers
Éditions Québec Amérique

French-language: Young People's Literature (Illustration)

Jack et le temps perdu
par Stéphanie Lapointe
Illustrée par Delphie Côté-Lacroix
Quai no 5, Les Éditions XYZ


There will be
Public Readings and Book Signings


Wednesday, December 11, 2019 (English-winning books)
Thursday, December 12, 2019 (French-winning books)
12 p.m. (both days)


Canada Council for the Arts
Massey-Lévesque Board Room (2nd floor)
150 Elgin St.
Ottawa, ON


Winners will be presented later at Rideau Hall.

Thursday 17 October 2019

Le prix Peuplier, Le prix Mélèze and Le prix Tamarac: 2020 Forest of Reading® Nominated Titles

This is the final listing of this year's nominated titles for the 2020 Forest of Reading. Listed below are the nominees for the 2020 French-language reading programs Le prix Peuplier, Le prix Mélèze (the former Le prix Tamarac Express) and Le prix Tamarac. 

(A full description of all programs is available at https://canlitforlittlecanadians.blogspot.com/2019/10/2020-forest-of-reading-nominated-titles.html)


Bilou et la libraire du tonnerre
Written by Roxane Turcotte
Illustrated by Jean-Luc Trudel
Éditions de la Bagnole

Comment attraper un ours qui aime lire
Written by Juliana Léveillé-Trudel and Andrew Katz
Illustrated by Joseph Sherman
CrackBook! Livres

La corde à linge
Written and illustrated by Orbie
Less 400 coups

Dans mes bottes de sept tonnes
Written by Danielle Chaperon
Illustrated by Marilyn Faucher
Éditions de l'Isatis

La gardienne du musée
Written by Simon Boulerice
Illustrated by Lucie Crovatto
Éditions de la Bagnole

L’histoire du loup et du petit chaperon rouge aussi!
Written and illustrated by Seblight (Sébastien Léger)
Alice Éditions

Ils ne veulent pas jouer avec moi!!!
Written by Andrée Poulin
Illustrated by Lucile Danis Drouot
Dominique et compagnie

Léonard, le mouton qui ne voulait pas être tricot
Written by Mélanie Fortin
Illustrated by Philippe Béha
Les 400 coups

La périlleuse aventure de la petite bestiole
Written by Caroline Merola
Illustrated by Caroline Merola
La courte échelle

Tellement sauvage!
Written by Mireille Messier
Illustrated by France Cormier
Éditions D’eux


Anatole qui ne séchait jamais
Written by Stéphanie Boulay
Illustrated Agathe Bray-Bourret

Aventurosaure 01: Le réveil de Rex
Written and illustrated by Julien Paré-Sorel
Presses Aventure

La barbe du géant
Written by Alain M. Bergeron
Illustrated by Sabrina Gendron
Soulières éditeur

Written and illustrated by Jean Lacombe
Soulières éditeur

Escapades virtuelles 01: Sueurs froides au pays des momies
Written by Jessica Wilcott
Illustrated by Jean Morin
Éditions FouLire

L’étrange fille au chat
Written by Rémy Simard
Illustrated by Julie Rocheleau
La courte échelle

Written by Rhéa Dufresne
Illustrated by Virginie Egger
Éditions Québec Amérique

Le pelleteur du nuages
Written by Simon Boulerice
Illustrated by Josée Bisaillon
La courte échelle

Raymond le bison
Written by Lou Beauchesne
Illustrated by Kate Chappell
La courte échelle

Tristan au stade des champions
Written by Étienne Poirier
Illustrated by Sabrina Gendron
Dominique et compagnie


Alerte aux espions!
Written by Estelle Vendrame
Bayarad Canada Livres

Au secours! Je perds la vue!
Written by Martine Bisson Rodriguez
Éditions L'Interligne

Jules et Jim, frères d’armes
Written and illustrated by Jacques Goldstyn
Bayard Canada Livres

Mon cœur après la pluie
Written by Pierre Labrie
Illustrated by Mika
Soulières éditeur

Les nuages
Written by Ève Christian
Bayard Canada Livres

Objectif: L’Impact 04: Derrière le mur
Written by Mario Francies
Éditions de la Bagnole

Sarah-Lou, Détective (très) privée 02: Napoléon est mort!
Written by Audrée Archambault
Éditions de la Bagnole

Les timbrés 01: Le navet spatial
Written and illustrated by Dom Pelletier
Éditions Scholastic

Tu n’as rien à craindre des cimetières
Written by François Gravel
La courte échelle

Vingt-cinq moins un
Written by Geneviève Piché   
Éditions Québec Amérique


Nominees for the other programs can be linked from below:

Yellow Cedar, Red Maple and White Pine: 2020 Forest of Reading® Nominated Titles

Here are this year's nominated titles for the 2020 Yellow Cedar, Red Maple and White Pine Awards of the Forest of Reading. (n.b. The new Yellow Cedar is a list of non-fiction titles for Grades 4-8, essentially non-fiction for Silver Birch and Red Maple readers.)

(A full description of all programs is available at https://canlitforlittlecanadians.blogspot.com/2019/10/2020-forest-of-reading-nominated-titles.html)



Be Prepared! The Frankie MacDonald Guide to Life, the Weather, and Everything
Written by Frankie MacDonald & Sarah Sawler
Nimbus Publishing Limited

The Superpower Field Guide to Beavers
Written By Rachel Poliquin
Illustrated by Nicholas John Frith
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Extreme Abilities: Amazing Human Feats and the Simple Science Behind Them
Written by Galadriel Watson
Illustrated by Cornelia Li
Annick Press

Follow Your Stuff: What Makes It, Where Does It Come From, How Does It Get To You?
Written by Kevin Sylvester and Michael Hlinka
llustrated by Kevin Sylvester
Annick Press 

Hayley Wickenheiser: Amazing Hockey Stories
Written by Lorna Schultz Nicholson
Illustrated by D. A. Bishop
Scholastic Canada

Highrise: The Towers in the World and The World in the Towers
Written by Katerina Cizek
Adapted by Kristy Woudstra
Firefly Books

Hubots: Real-World Robots Inspired by Humans
Written by Helaine Becker
Illustrated by Alex Ries
Kids Can Press

Killer Style: How Fashion Has Injured, Maimed, and Murdered Through History
Written by Allison Matthews-David and Serah-Marie McMahon
Illustrated by Gillian Wilson
Owlkids Books

My River: Cleaning Up the LaHave River
Written by Stella Bowles and Anne Laurel Carter
Formac Publishing Company Limited
Reviewed here

Too Young to Escape: A Vietnamese Girl Waits to be Reunited with Her Family
Written by Van Ho and Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Pajama Press
Reviewed here


Call of the Wraith (The Blackthorn Key, Book 4)
Written by Kevin Sands

Written and illustrated by Svetlana Chmakova
Yen Press

A Grain of Rice
Written by Nhung Tran-Davies
Tradewind Books

In the Key of Nira Ghani
Written by Natasha Deen
Running Kids Press

The Light Between Worlds
Written by Laura E. Weymouth

No Fixed Address
Written by Susin Nielsen
Tundra Books

Written by Kyo Maclear, Illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiller
Groundwood Books
Reviewed here

Written by Pam Withers
Dundurn Press

Surviving the City
Written by Tasha Spillet
Illustrated by Natasha Donovan
Highwater Press
Reviewed here

The Unteachables
Written by Gordon Korman
Scholastic Canada
Reviewed here


All Our Broken Pieces
Written by L.D. Crichton

Written by Wendy Phillips
Coteau Books

The Beauty of the Moment
Written by Tanaz Bhathena
Penguin Random House Canada
Reviewed here

Comics Will Break Your Heart
Written by Faith Erin Hicks
Roaring Book Press

Crown of Feathers
Written by Nicki Pau Preto
Simon & Schuster

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager
Written by Ben Philippe
HarperCollins Canada

The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali
Written by Sabina Khan
Scholastic Press
Reviewed here

Written by Courtney Summers
Wednesday Books/Raincoast Books
Reviewed here

Synchro Boy
Written by Shannon McFerran
Arsenal Pulp Press

We Contain Multitudes 
Written by Sarah Henstra
Penguin Teen Canada
Reviewed here

Nominees for the other programs can be linked from below: