Awards

British Columbia

Red Cedar Award

The Red Cedar is British Columbia's Young Reader's Choice book award.  Every year, thousands of children between grades 4 and 7 are invited to read books from the nomimated lists and vote for their favourites.

2014 - Ungifted by Gordon Korman (Fiction)

2014 - The World in Your Lunch Box: The Wacky History and Weird Science of Everyday Foods by Claire Eamer (Non-fiction)

2013 -  Count Me In by Sara Leach (Fiction)

2013Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan's Rescue From War by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch (Non-fiction)

2012 - After the Fire by Becky Citra (Fiction)

2012How to Build Your Own Country by Valerie Wyatt (Non-fiction)

2011 - Libertad by Alma Fullerton (Fiction)

2011Everything but the Kitchen Sink by Frieda Wishinsky (Non-fiction)

2010 - Dear Jo: The Story of Losing Leah... and Searching for Hope by Christina Kilbourne (Fiction)

2010Sweet: The Delicious Story of Candy by Ann Love and Jane Drake, illustrated by Claudia Davila (Non-fiction)

 

Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize

Awarded annually as part of the British Columbia Book Prize Program.  This prize is presented to the best children's book published in the previous year by a writer who has resided in BC (or the Yukon) for at least three of the previous five years.

2013 - Middle of Nowhere by Caroline Adderson

2012 - Blood Red Road by Moira Young

2011 - Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom by Susan Nielsen

2010 - The Gryphon Project by Carrie Mac

2009 - My One Hundred Adventures by Polly Horvath

 

Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize

Awarded annually as part of the British Columbia Book Prize Program.  This prize is presented to the author and illustrator of the best children's picture book by a British Columbia (or Yukon) resident. 

2013 - Maggie's Chopsticks by Alan Woo and Isabelle Malenfant

2012 - When I Was Small by Sara O'Leary and Julie Morstad

2011 - Lii Yiiboo Nayaapiwak Lii Swer: L'alfabet Di Michif / Owls See Clearly at Night: A Michif Alphabet by Julie Flett

2010 - Maggie Can't Wait by Frieda Wishinsky and Dean Griffiths

2009 - The King Has Goat Ears by Katarina Jovanovic and Philippe Beha.

 

Canada

Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award

This award is presented annually for a book published in Canada by a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.

2013 - Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen by Susin Nielsen

2012 - The Whole Truth by Kit Pearson

2011 - Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel

2010 - Watching Jimmy by Nancy Hartry

2009 - The Shepherd's Granddaughter by Anne Laurel Carter

 

Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award

This award is given to an outstanding illustrator of a children's book published in Canada in the previous year.  The award is bestowed upon a book that is suitable for children up to and including age 12.

2013 - You Are Stardust illustrated by Soyeon Kim and written by Elin Kelsey

2012 - My Name Is Elizabeth illustrated by Matthew Forsythe and written by Annika Dunklee

2011 - Roslyn Rutabaga and the Biggest Hole on Earth!  illustrated and written by Marie-Louise Gay

2010 - Perfect Snow illustrated and written by Barbara Reid

2009 - Mattland illustrated by Dusan Petricic and written by Hazel Hutchins and Gail Hebert.

 

International

Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of 19th century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal was named for 18th century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

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