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November 6

The 2019 Quebec Writer’s Federation’s Literary Awards Gala took place on Tuesday, November 5. The winner in the Children's and Young Adult Literature category was:


Yipee's Gold Mountain by Raquel Rivera



October 22

The selection committees have made their choices for the shortlists for the 2019-20 Hackmatack Awards. Nominated in the English Fiction category was:


Talking to the Moon by Jan L. Coates


The Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award is a literary program designed for young readers in Atlantic Canada.

Each year, thousands of children in grades four to six (aged nine to twelve) read from the selection of outstanding Canadian books and vote for their favourites.

October 7

The 2019 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Winners have been announced. Several books that we published were among the winners and finalists. Below are the award-winning books by category:

Picture Book – All Ages

GOLD: The Moon Watched it All, by Shelley A. Leedahl; illustrated by Aino Anto




Pre-Teen Fiction – Mature Issues

GOLD: Fox Magic, by Beverly Brenna




Young Adult Fiction – Historical / Cultural

BRONZE: Kate’s Ring, by Donna Grassby




Children’s Poetry

GOLD: Poetree, by Caroline Pignat; illustrated by François Thisdale




About the Moonbeam Awards

Publishing services company Jenkins Group and created the Moonbeam contest in 2006 as a way to open up awards in children’s publishing to all types of publishers and genres. By developing a contest that would recognize winners in each of the nuanced categories of children’s publishing, IP hoped to bring attention to the under-sung children’s books and their creators who fell between the cracks in larger, more general contests.

October 1

The Quebec Writers’ Federation have announced the 2019 QWF Literary Awards shortlist. The 3 finalists include:

Yipee’s Gold Mountain, by Raquel Rivera



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