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December 10

Kirkus Reviews have issued their Best Books of 2018 list. One of 8 in the Middle-Grade Nonfiction category is;

Eat This!: How Fast Food Marketing Gets You To Buy Junk (And How You Can Fight Back) by Andrea Curtis and illustrated by Peggy Collins

November 21

The School Library Journal has come out with their 2018 Best Books list. On the list in the Non-Fiction Category is:

Eat This!: How Fast Food Marketing Gets You To Buy Junk (And How You Can Fight Back) by Andrea Curtis and illustrated by Peggy Collins

October 11

The Forest of Reading nominees are announced. 

Nominated for the 2019 Red Maple Fiction Award is:

Skating Over Thin Ice by Jean Mills

The Forest of Reading® is Canada's largest recreational reading program! This initiative of the Ontario Library Association (OLA) offers seven reading programs to encourage a love of reading in people of all ages. The Forest helps celebrate Canadian books, publishers, authors and illustrators. More than 270,000 readers participate annually from their School and/or Public Library. All Canadians are invited to participate via their local public library, school library, or individually.

September 28

The Nominations for the 2018–2019 Hackmatack Awards have been announced. Among the nominees for the English Non-Fiction award is a Red Deer Press book:

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. The award is designed after similar successful programs in Ontario (The Silver Birch Award) and British Columbia (The Red Cedar Award). Just as other provinces have chosen names of well-known trees in their regions for their reading programs, the name of the Hackmatack program comes from a tree commonly found in Atlantic Canada, also known as a tamarack or larch.

September 20

The Lane Anderson Award announced their 2017 Shortlists. Included in the Young Adults category is:

Big Blue Forever: The Story of Canada's Largest Blue Whale Skeleton by Anita Miettunen

The Lane Anderson Award honours the very best science writing in Canada today, both in the adult and young reader categories.

September 17

BC BookLook did a profile on Ray Michalko and his book Obstruction of Justice: The Search for Truth on Canada’s Highway of Tears. The following excerpt is from the profile:

This is an important book about justice, race, and gender in Canada, themes that surface throughout the narrative. The book's relevance has only increased since it was published in 2016, particularly given recent controversies surrounding the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and national conversations about Indigenous rights and the commemoration of Sir John A. McDonald.

September 6

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) have announced the finalists for the 2018 Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People.

Included on the list is Clutch by Heather Camlot

June 6

The 2018 Skipping Stones Honor Awards are announced.

Skipping Stones is a non-profit magazine for youth that encourages communication, cooperation, creativity and celebration of cultural and environmental richness. It provides a playful forum for sharing ideas and experiences among youth from different countries and cultures.

They have recommended 29 exceptional books and four teaching resources this year. The 2018 Honors List contains many multicultural and international books, bilingual books, nature and ecology books for all ages, as well as teaching resources.

This year's list includes the following Red Deer Press book:

Clutch by Heather Camlot

Click here for the complete list of Honor books

May 29

The Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) spring edition of the Best Books for Kids & Teens list for 2018 featured two of our books.

Starred Selections:

The Christmas Wind by Stephanie Simpson McLellan and illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan

Clutch by Heather Camlot

May 24

The OLA Forest of Reading awards were announced today. Below are our finalists in the various categories for Red Deer Press:

Silver Birch Award


Clutch by Heather Camlot

Yellow Dog by Miriam Körner


Big Blue Forever: The Story of Canada's Largest Blue Whale Skeleton by Anita Miettunen

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May 23

The CBC announces their 9 must-read Canadian works of poetry for children and young adults. On the list are:

Nokum Is My Teacher by David Bouchard

May 23

The 2017 Canadian Authors Association announced the shortlist for the 2017 Alberta Branch Exporting Alberta Award. The shortlist includes:

Dark Matters by Joan Marie Galat

May 22

CBC has a list on their web site of 100 Young Adult Books That Make You Proud to be Canadian. On the list are:

Greener Grass by Caroline Pignat
“A vivid and enduring portrait of the Great Hunger”

Wild Orchid by Beverley Brenna
“A compassionate and charming coming-of-age story.”

Click here to see the complete list:

May 5

The Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Awards committee have announced their nominees for the 2019 MYRCA Sundogs award.

Clutch by Heather Camlot has been nominated for the award.

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