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2014 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Award winners announced

The winners of the 2014 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Awards were announced at a ceremony in Charlottetown, P.E.I. on May 30. The award presentation capped off a week of author appearances in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.

Thousands of children in Grades 4–6 throughout Atlantic Canada voted for their favourite titles from a shortlist of 40 finalists.

The 2014 winners are:

English fiction
Ashley Spires, Binky Takes Charge (Kids Can Press)

English non-fiction
Rob Laidlaw, No Shelter Here: Making the World a Kinder Place for Dogs (Pajama Press)

French fiction
Dominique Demers, Le Secret des Dragons (Dominique et Compagnie)

French non-fiction
Elise Gravel, La Mouche (Les éditions de la courte échelle)

Shortlists for the 2015 awards can be found at www.hackmatack.ca.