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Recent awards & nominations

The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali

By Sabina Khan

  • Short-listed, OLA White Pine Award, Fiction, 2019
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2019

The Madman of Piney Woods (Scholastic Gold)

By Christopher Paul Curtis

  • Short-listed, Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta Children's Choice), 2016
  • Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award, Fiction, 2014
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2019
  • Commended, TD Summer Reading Club, 2017
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2015

Say Something!

By Peter H Reynolds

  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2019

Stand on the Sky

By Erin Bow

  • Winner, Governor General's Award for Children's Literature - Text, 2019
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2019

The Unteachables

By Gordon Korman

  • Short-listed, OLA Red Maple Award, Fiction, 2019
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2019

Will Giraffe Laugh?

By Hilary Leung

  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2019

The Journey of Little Charlie

By Christopher Paul Curtis

  • Winner, Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, 2019
  • Short-listed, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2020
  • Short-listed, Governor General's Award for Children's Literature - Text, 2018
  • Short-listed, National Book Award, Young People's Literature Category, 2018
  • Commended, New York Public Library Best Books, 2018
  • Commended, The Horn Book Fanfare - Best Books , 2018
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2018
  • Commended, School Library Journal Best Books, 2018
  • Commended, Parents' Choice Award - Gold, 2018
  • Commended, Kirkus Best Books of the Year, 2018

Amazing Hockey Stories: Hayley Wickenheiser

By Lorna Schultz Nicholson
Illustrated by D A Bishop

  • Short-listed, OLA Yellow Cedar Award, Non-Fiction, 2019
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2019

Underneath the Sidewalk

By Claire Eamer
Illustrated by Thomas Gibault

  • Winner, Shining Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2018
  • Short-listed, Chocolate Lily Book Award (BC Children's Choice), 2019

Sparks!

By Ian Boothby
Illustrated by Nina Matsumoto

  • Winner, Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize, 2019
  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Award (Atlantic Canada), 2019
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2018
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets, 2018

My Deal with the Universe

By Deborah Kerbel

  • Short-listed, Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta Children's Choice), 2020
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice), 2020

The Almost Epic Squad: Mucus Mayhem

By Kevin Sylvester
Illustrated by Britt Wilson

  • Short-listed, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2020
  • Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award, Fiction, 2019
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2019

Don't Tell the Enemy

By Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

  • Short-listed, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2020
  • Short-listed, OLA Red Maple Award, Fiction, 2019
  • Short-listed, Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, 2019
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2018

The Way Back Home

By Allan Stratton

  • Winner, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2019
  • Short-listed, Amy Mathers Teen Book Award, 2018
  • Short-listed, OLA Red Maple Award, Fiction, 2018
  • Short-listed, Governor General's Award, Young People's Literature - Text, 2017
  • Nominated, Carnegie Medal, UK, 2018
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2017

The Winnowing

By Vikki VanSickle

  • Winner, OLA Red Maple Award, Fiction, 2018
  • Short-listed, Snow Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2018
  • Runner-up, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2019
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2018

Countdown to Danger: Canadian Survival

By Jeff Szpirglas

  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Award (Atlantic Canada), 2019
  • Commended, TD Summer Reading Club, Top Ten Recommended Reads, 2019

Scholastic Canada Biography: Meet Viola Desmond

By Elizabeth MacLeod
Illustrated by Mike Deas

  • Winner, OLA Silver Birch Express Award, 2019
  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Award (Atlantic Canada), 2019
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2019
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets, 2018

Restart

By Gordon Korman

  • Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award, Fiction, 2018
  • Runner-up, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2019
  • Commended, Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year , 2018
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2017

Fox and Squirrel Help Out

By Ruth Ohi

  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2019
  • Commended, Toronto Public Library First & Best Booklist, 2018

Picture the Sky

By Barbara Reid

  • Winner, CBC Fan Choice Award, 2018
  • Short-listed, TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, 2018
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2018
  • Commended, Toronto Public Library First & Best Booklist, 2017

Mine!

By Natalie Hyde

  • Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award, Fiction, 2019
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice), 2018
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2018

At the Pond

By Werner Zimmermann

  • Short-listed, Governor General's Award for Children's Literature - Illustration, 2018
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2019

The Vimy Oaks: A Journey to Peace

By Linda Granfield
Illustrated by Brian Deines

  • Short-listed, Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta Children's Choice), 2019
  • Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Express Award, 2018
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice), 2018
  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Award (Atlantic Canada), 2018
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2017

Exo

By Fonda Lee

  • Short-listed, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2019
  • Short-listed, Sunburst Award, Young Adult category, 2018
  • Short-listed, OLA White Pine Award, Fiction, 2018
  • Nominated, Andrew Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book, 2017
  • Joint winner, Prix Aurora Awards, 2018
  • Commended, ALA Notable , Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2018
  • Commended, Oregon Spirit Book Award, YA Honour Book, 2018
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets, 2017

Bounced

By Ted Staunton

  • Short-listed, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2019
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2017

The Heart's Song

By Gilles Tibo
Illustrated by Irene Luxbacher

  • Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, 2018
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2018

Summer's End

By Joel A Sutherland

  • Short-listed, OLA Red Maple Award, Fiction, 2018
  • Short-listed, Snow Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2018
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2017

Braids!

By Robert Munsch
Illustrated by Dave Whamond

  • Winner, Rainforest of Reading Award, 2018
  • Winner, Reuben Award for Best Illustrated Book, National Cartoonists Society, 2017
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2017

I Am Canada: A Celebration

By Heather Patterson
Illustrated by Jon Klassen
Illustrated by Barbara Reid
Illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay
Illustrated by Danielle Daniel
Illustrated by Geneviève Côté
Illustrated by Ashley Spires
Illustrated by Qin Leng
Illustrated by Jeremy Tankard

  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2017
  • Commended, Toronto Public Library First & Best Booklist, 2017

Happy Dreamer

By Peter H Reynolds

  • Nominated, Rainforest of Reading Award, 2018
  • Commended, TD Summer Reading Club, 2018

Icarus Down

By James Bow

  • Winner, Prix Aurora Awards, 2017
  • Short-listed, Snow Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2017
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2017
  • Commended, CBC Children's Book Panel Recommendation, 2016