Friday, April 16, 2010

Canadian Library Association Awards Announced!

In case you missed the press announcements- yesterday, the Canadian Library Association announced the winners of their 2010 Book Awards.

The winner of the 2010 Young Adult Canadian Book Award was Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston (HarperCollins). The Honour Books for 2010 are The Gryphon Project by Carrie Mac (Puffin), and The Hunchback Assignments by Arthur Slade (HarperCollins).

The winner of the 2010 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award was one of Janet's Dewey picks from last year: Perfect Snow by Barbara Reid (North Winds Press/Scholastic Canada). The Honour books for this award are Timmerman Was Here, (Tundra Books), illustrated by Nicolas Debon and written by Colleen Sydor, and You’re Mean, Lily Jean, (North Winds Press/Scholastic Canada), illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton and written by Frieda Wishinksy (and also one of Janet's picks!).

The winner of the CLA Book of the Year for Children Award for 2010 is Watching Jimmy by Nancy Hartry (Tundra Books). The two Honour Books for this award were Vanishing Girl by Shane Peacock (Tundra Books) and Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter by R. J. Anderson (HarperCollins).

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