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Congratulations to the 2018 Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award Winners.

The winners of the 2018 Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award were announced on June 1 at a ceremony at the Theatre Louis Vermeersch of the Centre scolaire-communautaire Samuel-de-Champlain in Saint John, New Brunswick. The English Non-fiction winner was I Am Not a Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer; the English Fiction winner was Fluffy Strikes Back by Ashley Spires; the winner for French Non-fiction was Les Bleues de Toronto by Karin Gottot and Maxim Cyr; and the winner of French Fiction was Les experiences de Mini-Jean, Tome 1 by Alex A.

The Hackmatack award ceremony was the culmination of this year's award week, during which 11 of the nominated Canadian authors visited participating schools and libraries in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Thousands of children in Grades 4 to 6 participated in the Hackmatack program over the course of the school year by reading from the shortlist of 40 titles (20 French and 20 English) and voting for their favourite in each category. The Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award program is presented by TD Bank Group and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Nova Scotia Department of Education and the New Brunswick Public Library Service, among others.

Caption: Nominees for the Hackmatack Awards pose for a photo holding their author signs and award certificates: Helaine Becker, kathleen Cherry, Jenny kay Dupuis, Deborah Toogood, Robin Stevenson, Maxim Cyr, Dave Atkinson, Marie Cadieux, Alice Walsh and Joan Marie Galat.

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Publication:Canadian Children's Book News
Date:Sep 22, 2018
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