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CLA announces 2013 Book Awards finalists

The Canadian Library Association has announced the nominees for this year’s children’s, young adult, and illustrated book awards. The awards honour the best English-language Canadian fiction published in 2012. Shortlists for the awards are drawn up by three committees made up of library staff from across the country.

Book of the Year for Children Award

  • Kit Pearson, And Nothing but the Truth (HarperCollins Canada)
  • Shane Peacock, Becoming Holmes (Tundra Books)
  • Allan Stratton, The Grave Robber’s Apprentice (HarperCollins Canada)
  • Michael Bedard, The Green Man (Tundra)
  • Arthur Slade, Island of Doom (HarperCollins Canada)
  • Caroline Adderson, Middle of Nowhere (Groundwood Books)
  • Polly Horvath, One Year in Coal Harbour (Groundwood)
  • Susin Nielsen, The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen (Tundra)
  • Cyndi Sand-Eveland, A Tinfoil Sky (Tundra)
  • Gordon Korman, Ungifted (Scholastic Canada)

Young Adult Book Award

Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award

  • J Torres; Faith Erin Hicks, illus., Into the Woods (Kids Can Press)
  • Rogé; Alison Morgan, trans., French Fry King (Tundra)
  • Andrea Beck, Goodnight, Canada (Scholastic Canada)
  • Genevieve Côté, Mr. King’s Things (Kids Can)
  • Sheree Fitch; Yayo, illus., Night Sky Wheel Ride (Tradewind Books)
  • Mark Anthony Jacobson, Ojibway Clans (Native Northwest)
  • Jennifer Lanthier; François Thisdale, illus., The Stamp Collector (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
  • Susan Hood; Janice Nadeau, illus., The Tooth Mouse (Kids Can)
  • Kyo Maclear; Isabelle Arsenault, illus., Virginia Wolf (Kids Can)
  • Elin Kelsey; Soyeon Kim, illus., You Are Stardust (Owlkids)