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CLA announces 2013 Book Awards winners

The Canadian Library Association has announced the winners of three annual book awards.

Susin Nielsen’s The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen (Tundra Books) took the 2013 Book of the Year for Children. The jury also selected two Honour Books as runners-up: Cyndi Sand-Everland’s A Tinfoil Sky (Tundra) and Allan Stratton’s The Grave Robber’s Apprentice (HarperCollins Canada).

Martine Leavitt’s My Book of Life by Angel (Groundwood Books) won the Young Adult Book Award, with Kathy Stinson’s What Happened to Ivy (Second Story Press) and Alice Kuipers’ 40 Things I want to Tell You (HarperCollins Canada) named as Honour Books.

You Are Stardust (OwlKids Books), illustrated by Soyeon Kim and written by Elin Kelsey, was awarded the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award.