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2011/2012 Canadian children's book awards.

EACH YEAR, FINE CHILDREN'S BOOKS AND THEIR CANADIAN AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATORS ARE RECOGNIZED AND HONOURED WITH THESE IMPORTANT AWARDS. FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF AWARD WINNERS, VISIT THE CCBC WEBSITE AT WWW.BOOKCENTRE.CA.

Alberta Children's Book of the Year Award

2011 Victor Lethbridge. Little Chief and Mighty Gopher: The Pemmican Frenzy. Illustrated by Ben Crane. Rolling Hills, AB: Storyteller Media and Tatanka Productions, 2010.

Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada

2011 Cybele Young. A Few Blocks. Designer: Michael Solomon. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2011.

Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award

2011 Marie-Louise Gay. Roslyn Rutabaga and the Biggest Hole on Earth! Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2010.

2012 Matthew Forsythe. My Name is Elizabeth! by Annika Dunklee. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2011.

Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children's Literature

2011 Valerie Sherrard. The Glory Wind. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2010. 2012 Susan White. The Year Mrs. Montague Cried. Charlottetown: Acorn Press, 2011.

Arthur Ellis Best Juvenile Crime Award

2011 Alice Kuipers. The Worst Thing She Ever Did. Toronto: HarperTrophyCanada, 2010. 2012 Tim Wynne-Jones. Blink & Caution. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2011.

Blue Spruce Award

2011 Dave Whamond. My Think-a-ma-Jink. Toronto: Owlkids, 2010. 2012 Rebecca Bender. Giraffe and Bird. Toronto: Dancing Cat Books, 2010.

Bolen Books Children's Book Prize

2011 Kristi Bridgeman. Uirapuru: Based on a Brazilian Legendby P.K. Page. Fernie, BC: Oolichan Books, 2010.

Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award

2011 Kenneth Oppel. Half Brother. Toronto: HarperCollins Publishers, 2010. 2012 Kit Pearson. The Whole Truth. Toronto: HarperCollins Publishers, 2011.

Canadian Library Association Young Adult Canadian Book Award

2011 Kenneth Oppel. Half Brother. Toronto: HarperCollins Publishers, 2010. 2012 Catherine Austen. All Good Children. Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 2011.

CBA Libris Award

2011 (Picture Book) Helaine Becker. A Porcupine in a Pine Tree: A Canadian 12 Days of Christmas. Illustrated by Werner Zimmermann. Toronto: North Winds Press / Scholastic, 2010.

2011 (Young Readers) Sheree Fitch. Pluto's Ghost. Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 2010.

2012 (Picture Book) Barbara Reid. Picture a Tree. Toronto: North Winds Press / Scholastic, 2011.

2012 (Young Readers) Kenneth Oppel. This Dark Endeavour: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein. Toronto: HarperCollins Publishers, 2011.

Chocolate Lily Young Readers' Choice Award

2011 (Picture Book) Cynthia Nugent. Fred and Pete at the Beach. Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 2009.

2011 (Chapter Book) Kristin Butcher. Zach and Zoe: Bully and the Beagle. Toronto: James Lorimer, 2009.

2011 (Novel) Iain Lawrence. The Giant-Slayer. New York: Delacorte Press, 2009.

2012 (Picture Book) Linda Bailey. Stanley's Little Sister. Illustrated by Bill Slavin. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2010.

2012 (Chapter Book) Michelle Superle. Black Dog Dream Dog. Illustrated by Millie Ballance. Vancouver: Tradewind Books, 2010.

2012 (Novel) Beryl Young. Follow the Elephant. Vancouver: Ronsdale Press, 2010.

Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize

2011 Julie Flett. Owls See Clearly at Night: A Michif Alphabet. Vancouver: Simply Read Books, 2010.

2012 Sara O'Leary. When I Was Small. Illustrated by Julie Morstad. Vancouver: Simply Read Books, 2011.

Diamond Willow Award

2011 L.M. Falcone. The Midnight Curse. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2010.

Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award

2011 Cybele Young. A Few Blocks. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2011. First Nation Communities Read

2011 Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton. Fatty Legs: A True Story. Illustrated by Liz Amini-Holmes. Toronto: Annick Press, 2010.

2012 Janet Wilson. Shannen and the Dream for a School. Toronto: Second Story Press, 2011.

Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People

2011 Valerie Sherrard. The Glory Wind. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2010. Golden Eagle Children's Choice Book Award

2011 The Brothers Armfinnigan (Dave Armstrong). Adventures with Ploox. Indianapolis: Dog Ear Publishing, 2011.

Golden Oak Award

2011 Rona Arato. Courage and Compassion: Ten Canadians Who Made a Difference. Toronto: Maple Tree Press, 2008.

Governor General's Literary Awards

2011 (English--Illustration) Cybele Young. Ten Birds. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2011.

2011 (English--Text) Christopher Moore. From Then to Now: A Short History of the World. Illustrated by Andrej Krystoforski. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2011.

2011 (French--Illustration) Caroline Merola. Lili et les poilus. St-Lambert, QC: Dominique et compagnie, 2011.

2011 (French--Text) Martin Fourbier. Les aventures de Radisson-1. L'enfer ne brulepa. Sillery, QC: Les Editions du Septentrion, 2011.

Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award

2011 (English Fiction) Ashley Spires. Binky the Space Cat. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2009.

2011 (English Non-Fiction) Valerie Wyatt. How to Build Your Own Country. Illustrated by Fred Rix. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2009.

2011 (French Fiction) Richard Petit. La plus jolie histoire. Ville-Marie, QC: Editions Z'ailees, 2009.

2011 (French Non-Fiction) Gilles Tibo. Le dico de Tibo. Illustrated by Philippe Beha. St-Lambert, QC: Soulieres editeur, 2009.

2012 (English Fiction) Hugh Brewster. Prisoner of Dieppe: World War II. Toronto: Scholastic Canada, 2010.

2012 (English Non-Fiction) Catherine Rondina. Don't Touch That Toad and Other Strange Things Adults Tell You. Illustrated by Kevin Sylvester. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2010.

2012 (French Fiction) Richard Petit. Ton journal intime Zone Frousse. Ville-Marie, QC: Editions Z'ailees, 2010.

2012 (French Non-Fiction) Stephanie C. Dubois. Le petit livre des affaires degueulasses: Les 100 affaires les plus degueu de la planete. Montreal: Editions Les Malins, 2009.

Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards

2011 Judie Oron. Cry of the Giraffe. Toronto: Annick Press, 2010.

2012 Lesley Simpson. Yuvi's Candy Tree. Illustrated by Janice Lee Porter. Minneapolis, MN: Kar-Ben Publishing, 2011.

IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) Honour List

2012 (Illustration) Irene Luxbacher. The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2009.

2012 (English--Text) Jill MacLean. The Nine Lives of Travis Keating. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2008.

2012 (French--Text) Mario Brassard. La saison des pluies. Illustrated by Suana Verelst. St-Lambert, QC: Soulieres editeur, 2011.

2012 (Translation French to English) Sheila Fischman, translator. Today, Maybe. Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 2011. Translation of Aujourdhui, peut-etre by Dominique Demers. Illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard. St-Lambert: Dominique et compagnie, 2011.

2012 (Anishinaabe (Ojibwe)--Text) Basil Johnston. The Gift of the Stars/ Ananagoog Meegiwaewinan. Illustrated by Adrian Nadjiwon. Wiarton, ON: Kegedonce Press, 2010.

IBBY-Canada Nominations for the Hans Christian Andersen Award

2012 Tim Wynne-Jones (author nominee) 2012 Stephane Jorisch (illustrator nominee)

Information Book Award

2011 Tanya Lloyd Kyi. 50 Burning Questions: A Sizzling History of Fire. Illustrated by Ross Kinnaird. Toronto: Annick Press, 2010.

Joe Schuster Comics for Kids Award

2011 Scott Chantler. Tower of Treasure. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2010.

John Spray Mystery Award

2011 Y.S. Lee. A Spy in the House. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2010.

Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration

2011 Susan Tooke. The City Speaks in Drums by Shauntay Grant. Halifax: Nimbus Publishing, 2010.

2012 Sydney Smith. There Were Monkeys in My Kitchen by Sheree Fitch. Nimbus Publishing, 2011.

Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award

2011 Norah McClintock. Taken. Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 2009.

2012 Susin Nielsen. Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2010.

Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award

2011 Laurel Croza. I Know Here. Illustrated by Matt James. Toronto: Ground-wood Books, 2010.

McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award

2011 (Children's) Deferred to 2012.

2011 (Young Adult) Maureen Fergus. Ortega. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2010.

2012 (Children's) Larry Verstraete. S is for Scientists: A Discovery Alphabet. Illustrated by David Geister. Ann Arbor, MI: Sleeping Bear Press, 2010.

2012 (Young Adult) Colleen Nelson. Tori by Design. Winnipeg: Great Plains Teen Fiction, 2011.

Municipal Chapter of Toronto IODE Jean Throop Book Award

2011 Anna Kerz. Better Than Weird. Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 2011.

National Chapter of Canada IODE Violet Downey Book Award

2011 Virginia Frances Schwartz. Crossing to Freedom. Toronto: Scholastic Canada, 2010.

2012 Janet McNaughton. Dragon Seer's Gift. Toronto: HarperCollins Publishers, 2011.

Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards Bruneau Family Children's/YA Award

2012 Andy Jones. Jack and the Manger. Illustrated by Darka Erdelji. St. John's: Running the Goat Books & Broadsides, 2010.

Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction

2011 Susan Hughes. Case Closed? Nine Mysteries Unlocked by Modern Science. Illustrated by Michael Wandelmaier. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2010.

Quebec Writers' Federation Prize for Children's and Young Adult Literature

2011 Alan Silberberg. Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze. New York: Aladdin, 2010. R. Ross Annett Award for Children's Literature

2011 Deidre Anne Martin. The Elegant Cockroach. Illustrated by Stefanie Augustine. Calgary: Uppercase Publishing, 2010.

2011/2012 Canadian Children's Book Awards

Red Cedar Book Award

2011 (Fiction) Alma Fullerton. Libertad. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2008.

2011 (Non-Fiction) Frieda Wishinsky and Elizabeth MacLeod. Everything but the Kitchen Sink: Weird Stuff You Didn't Know About Food. Illustrated by Travis King. New York: Scholastic Inc., 2008.

2012 (Fiction) Becky Citra. After the Fire. Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 2010.

2012 (Non-Fiction) Valerie Wyatt. How to Build Your Own Country. Illustrated by Fred Rix. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2009.

Red Maple Award

2011 (Fiction) Vicki Grant. Not Suitable for Family Viewing. Toronto: HarperTrophy Canada, 2009.

2011 (Non-Fiction) Mariatu Kamara with Susan McClelland. The Bite of the Mango. Toronto: Annick Press, 2009.

2012 Kenneth Oppel. Half Brother. Toronto: HarperCollins Publishers, 2010.

Rocky Mountain Book Award

2011 Sean Cullen. The Prince of Neither Here Nor There. Toronto: Puffin Canada, 2009.

2012 Susin Nielsen. Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2010.

Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award

2011 (Picture Book) Melanie Watt. Chester's Masterpiece. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2010.

2011 (YA-Middle Reader) Kenneth Oppel. Half Brother. Toronto: HarperCollins Publishers, 2010.

2012 (Picture Book) Susan Vande Griek. Loon. Illustrated by Karen Reczuch. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2011.

2012 (YA-Middle Reader) Kit Pearson. The Whole Truth. Toronto: HarperCollins Publishers, 2011.

Saskatchewan Book Award

2011 Adele Dueck. Racing Home. Regina: Coteau Books, 2011.

Science in Society Book Award

2011 Tanya Lloyd Kyi. 50 Poisonous Questions: A Book with Bite. Illustrated by Ross Kinnaird. Toronto: Annick Press, 2011.

Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize

2011 Maggie de Vries. Hunger Journeys. Toronto: HarperTrophyCanada, 2010.

2012 Moira Young. Blood Red Road. Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 2011.

Shining Willow Award

2011 Kenneth Oppel. The King's Taster. Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2009.

Silver Birch Award

2011 (Express) Ashley Spires. Binky the Space Cat. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2009.

2011 (Fiction) Kevin Sylvester. Neil Flambe and the Marco Polo Murders. Toronto: Key Porter Books, 2010.

2011 (Non-Fiction) Valerie Wyatt. How to Build Your Own Country. Illustrated by Fred Rix. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2009.

2012 (Express) Jan Andrews. When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew: Tales of Ti-Jean. Illustrated by Dusan Petricic. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2011.

2012 (Fiction) David Skuy. Undergrounders. Toronto: Scholastic Canada, 2011.

2012 (Non-Fiction) Catherine Rondina. Don't Touch That Toad and Other Strange Things Adults Tell You. Illustrated by Kevin Sylvester. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2010.

Snow Willow Award

2011 Susin Nielsen. Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2010.

Stellar Book Award

2011 Kelley Armstrong. The Summoning. Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 2008.

2012 Don Calame. Swim the Fly. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2009.

Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic

2011 Paul Glennon. Bookweirder. Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 2010.

TD Canadian Children's Literature Award

2011 (English) Erin Bow. Plain Kate. Toronto: Scholastic Canada, 2010.

2011 (French) Linda Amyot. La fille d'en face. Montreal: Editions Lemeac, 2010.

Vicky Metcalf Award for Children's Literature

2011 Iain Lawrence

White Pine Award

2011 Richard Scarsbrook. The Monkeyface Chronicles. Saskatoon: Thistledown Press, 2010.

2012 (Fiction) Kelley Armstrong. The Gathering. Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 2011.

2012 (Non-Fiction) Neil Pasricha. The Book of Awesome: Snow Days, Bakery Air,

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