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CLA Award Finalists Announced

Canadian Library Association Announces 2010 Young Adult Book Award Shortlist

The finalists for the 2010 CLA Young Adult Book Award, in alphabetical order by author, are:

  • Poster Boy by Dede Crane (Groundwood)
  • Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant (Alfred A. Knopf)
  • Not Suitable for Family Viewing by Vicki Grant (HarperCollins)
  • Haunted by Barbara Haworth-Attard (HarperCollins)
  • Girl on the Other Side by Deborah Kerbel (Dundurn)
  • Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston (HarperCollins)
  • The Gryphon Project by Carrie Mac (Puffin)
  • Dragon Seer by Janet McNaughton (HarperCollins)
  • Vanishing Girl by Shane Peacock (Tundra)
  • The Hunchback Assignments by Arthur Slade (HarperCollins)

This award recognizes an author of an outstanding English-language Canadian work of fiction (novel, collection of short stories or graphic novel), published in 2009, that appeals to young adults between the ages of 13 and 18.

The winner of the award, and the Honour Books, will be announced prior to the Canadian Library Association National Conference and Trade Show.  The award will be presented at the conference in Edmonton, Alberta on June 3, 2010.

ALSO ANNOUNCED…

The 2010 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award Shortlist

The finalists for the 2010 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award, in alphabetical order by title, are:

  • Have I Got a Book for You! / Illustrated by Mélanie Watt  (Kids Can Press)
  • The Imaginary Garden / Illustrated by Irene Luxbacher  (Kids Can Press)
  • It’s a Snap!  George Eastman’s First Photograph / Illustrated by Bill Slavin (Tundra Books)
  • Me and You / Illustrated by Geneviève Côté  (Kids Can Press)
  • Perfect Snow / Illustrated by Barbara Reid  (North Winds Press / Scholastic Canada)
  • Pierre Le Poof! / Illustrated by Andrea Beck  (Orca Book Publishers)
  • Timmerman Was Here / Illustrated by Nicolas Debon  (Tundra Books)
  • Vanishing Habitats / Illustrated by Robert Bateman  (Scholastic Canada)
  • When Stella Was Very, Very Small / Illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay  (Groundwood Books / House of Anansi Press)
  • You’re Mean, Lily Jean / Illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton  (North Winds Press / Scholastic Canada)

This award recognizes an illustrator of a noteworthy Canadian book, published in 2009, that appeals to children up to the age of 12 years.

The winners of the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award and Honour Books will be announced prior to the Canadian Library Association National Conference.  The award will be presented at the CLA National Conference and Trade Show at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton on June 3, 2010.

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