The following books have been featured in the fall issue of CCBC's Best Books for Kids & Teens:
Egghead celebrates its 10th anniversary
First printed in November 2007, Egghead celebrated its 10th anniversary and is still selling strongly. Egghead is in its 11th printing it has sold close to 30,000 copies, including the E-book.
The book was author Caroline Pignat's first book and garnered several awards and nominations. Since the publication of Egghead Caroline has written four more books with Red Deer Press, including 2 Governor Generals Awards winners for the best Canadian book in the Young People's Literature - Text category. Greener Grass won in 2009 and The Gospel Truth won in 2015.
Click here to see our Egghead 10th Anniversary page. The page includes an interview with Caroline about writing Egghead and some pictures highlighting Caroline's career with Red Deer Press.
The 2018 Forest of Reading nominations have been announced this morning. Below are the books we have nominated.
Silver Birch Express Non-Fiction Award
Big Blue Forever by Anita Miettunen
Silver Birch Fiction Award
Clutch by Heather Camlot
Yellow Dog by Miriam Körner
A full list of nominees can be viewed at: www.accessola.com/forest
The finalists for the 2018 Reading Lights program have been announced.
Big Blue Forever by Anita Miettunen has been selected.
Reading Lights, a Vancouver Public Library and CWILL BC partnership project, celebrates the work of B.C. children’s book authors and illustrators and offers unexpected encounters with an array of stories for children and their families near parks, playgrounds, schools and libraries throughout Vancouver. Intended to spark an interest in stories and reading, the program features excerpts of books and illustrations on lamp posts across the city for all to enjoy. This is the final year of our project.
The League of Canadian Poets have announced the winners of the 2017 League of Canadian Poets awards.
The Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for the best first book of poetry published by a Canadian went to Ingrid Ruthig, for her debut book This Being.
From the jury:
“Formally elegant, Ruthig’s poetry is smooth and reflects an impeccable ear. Ruthig picks up an idea and unspools it to its end with precision and calmness. This is a book that took its time to be made and for its performance, being consistently excellent from front to back. Her poems read as sonic and ‘sombre supplicant to the whims/ of living, age, genetics, and weather’ fashioned into a ‘stronghold of I.’”
Click here to see an interview with Ingrid on winning the award.
To see the complete list of awards and winner go to poets.ca/2017/06/11/2017-award-winners.
The Writers’ Guild of Alberta announced the winners of the 2017 Alberta Literary Awards.
Cub's Journey Home by Georgia Graham won the R. Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature.
For more information visit writersguild.ca/2017-alberta-literary-award-winners-announced
The nominees for the 2017/18 Red Cedar Book Awards have been announced. Below are the titles that have been selected:
Yellow Dog by Miriam Körner
The full lists of nominees can be found here:
The Rocky Mountain Book Award shortlist has been released.
Yellow Dog by Miriam Körner is on the shortlist
The full shortlist has not been posted to their website yet, but the list can be viewed on their Facebook page: