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Canadian Library Association announces two award shortlists

The Canadian Library Association/Association canadienne des bibliothèques has announced the 2015 finalists for both the Young Adult Book Award and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award, sponsored by the Library Services Centre.

Julia, Child Kyo Maclear; Julie Morstad, illus. (Tundra Books)

The shortlist for the YA Book Award, recognizing an exceptional work of Canadian English-language fiction for young adults published the year prior, is as follows:

The shortlist for the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award, honouring an illustrator of a “noteworthy” Canadian book appealing to children under 12 and published the year prior, is as follows:

  • Geneviève Côté, Bob’s Hungry Ghost (Tundra)
  • Scott Chantler, Pirates of the Silver Coast (Kids Can Press)
  • Marie-Louise Gay, Any Questions? (Groundwood)
  • Monica Kulling; Marie Lafrance, illus., The Tweedles Go Electric (Groundwood)
  • Kyo Maclear; Julie Morstad, illus., Julia, Child (Tundra)
  • Roy Miki and Slavia Miki; Julie Flett, illus., Dolphin SOS (Tradewind Books)
  • Rémy Simard; Pierre Pratt, illus., Gustave (Groundwood)
  • David J. Smith; Steve Adams, illus., If… (Kids Can Press)
  • Ashley Spires, The Most Magnificent Thing (Kids Can Press)
  • Cybèle Young, Nancy Knows (Tundra)

The awards will be presented during the CLA National Conference and Trade Show at Ottawa’s Shaw Centre June 4.