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Shortlists Announced for the 2013 CLA Book Awards

CLA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OTTAWA (March 1, 2013) - The Canadian Library Association has announced the shortlists for its three Canadian children's book awards — the CLA Book of the Year Award for Children, the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award and the CLA Young Adult Book Award. All three awards are generously sponsored by Library Services Centre. The shortlisted titles are listed below.

CLA Book of the Year for Children Award

This prestigious award honours a book by a Canadian author, published in Canada in 2012, that is designed to appeal to readers aged 12 and younger. Given the wealth of extraordinary children’s writers in Canada, choosing the winner can be a phenomenal task. This year the Award committee received 172 books; ultimately, 43 of these were long‐listed for thorough reading and review. The ten finalists for the 2013 CLA Book of the Year for Children Award are listed below, alphabetically by title

And Nothing But the Truth
Written by Kit Pearson
HarperCollins Publishers

Becoming Holmes
Written by Shane Peacock
Tundra Books

The Grave Robber's Apprentice
Written by Allan Stratton
HarperCollins Publishers

The Green Man
Written by Michael Bedard
Tundra Books

Island of Doom: The Hunchback Assignments IV
Written by Arthur Slade
HarperCollins Publishers

Middle of Nowhere
Written by Caroline Adderson
Groundwood Books

One Year in Coal Harbour
Written by Polly Horvath
Groundwood Books

The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
Written by Susin Nielsen
Tundra Books

A Tinfoil Sky
Written by Cyndi Sand-Eveland
Tundra Books

Ungifted
Written by Gordon Korman
Scholastic Canada

On behalf of the children of Canada, the committee would like to thank these outstanding authors and their publishers for providing our children with an inspired collection of new titles. Respectfully submitted on behalf of the 2012‐2013 CLA Book of the Year for Children Award Jury: Myra Junyk, Literacy advocate and author, Toronto; Jaclyn McLean, Librarian, Prince Albert; Rachel Seigel, Selection Manager‐ Education, S&B Books, Mississauga; Kathryn Weisman, Librarian, West Vancouver; Alexandra Yarrow, Librarian, Ottawa.

For more information, please contact: Alexandra Yarrow at (613) 725‐2449 x23

Amelia Frances Howard‐Gibbon Illustrator’s Award

This award recognizes an illustrator of a noteworthy Canadian book, published in 2012, that appeals to children up to the age of 12 years.The ten finalists for the 2013 Amelia Frances Howard‐Gibbon Illustrator’s Award are listed below, alphabetically by title.

French Fry King
Illustrated by Rogé
Tundra Books

Goodnight, Canada
Illustrated by Andrea Beck
North Winds Press/Scholastic Canada

Into the Woods
Illustrated by Faith Eric Hicks
Kids Can Press

Mr. King’s Things
Illustrated by Geneviève Côté
Kids Can Press

Night Sky Wheel Ride
Illustrated by Yayo
Tradewind Books

Ojibway Clans
Illustrated by Mark A. Jacobson
Native Northwest

The Stamp Collector
Illustrated by François Thisdale
Fitzhenry & Whiteside

The Tooth Mouse
Illustrated by Janice Nadeau
Kids Can Press

Virginia Wolf
Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
Kids Can Press

You Are Stardust
Illustrated by Soyeon Kim
Owlkids Books Inc.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the 2012‐2013 CLA Amelia Frances Howard‐Gibbon Illustrator’s Award Jury:Joy Huebert, Children’s and Family Literacy Librarian, Greater Victoria Public Library, Chair; Lynne Thorimbert, Service Delivery Manager, Marigold Library System, Alberta; Stirling Prentice, Librarian, Ottawa Public Library; Diana Gauthier, retired teacher‐librarian, Ottawa‐Carleton District School Board; Zoe Pappas‐Acreman, Children’s Librarian, Ottawa Public Library.

For more information, please contact: Joy Huebert at jhuebert@gvpl.ca.

CLA Young Adult Book Award

This award recognizes an author of an outstanding English‐language Canadian work of fiction (novel, collection of short stories or graphic novel), published in 2012, that appeals to young adults between the ages of 13 and 18. The ten finalists for the 2013 CLA Young Adult Book Award are listed below, alphabetically by title.

40 Things I Want to Tell You
Written by Alice Kuipers
HarperCollins Canada

Bright's Light
Written by Susan Juby
HarperCollins Canada

The Calling
Written by Kelley Armstrong
Doubleday Canada

The Last Song
Written by Eva Wiseman
Tundra Books

My Book of Life by Angel
Written by Martine Leavitt
Groundwood Books

One Good Hustle
Written by Billie Livingston
Random House of Canada

The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
Written by Susin Nielsen
Tundra Books

Such Wicked Intent
Written by Kenneth Oppel
HarperCollins Publishers

What Happened to Ivy
Written by Kathy Stinson
Second Story Press

Yesterday
Written by C.K. Kelly Martin
Doubleday Canada

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the 2012‐2013 CLA Young Adult Book Award Jury: Barb Janicek, Chair, Kitchener Public Library; Kim Hebig, Wheatland Regional Library; Stephanie Vollick, Okanagan Regional Library; Carmelita Cechetto‐Shea, Cape Breton‐Victoria Regional School Board; Allison Hall‐Murphy, Ottawa Public Library.

For more information, please contact: Barb Janicek at Barb.Janicek@kpl.org.

The winners will be announced on April 15, 2013. The awards will be presented at the CLA 2013 National Conference and Trade Show in Winnipeg, Manitoba on May 30 at the annual awards reception.

The Canadian Library Association / Association canadienne des bibliothèques is Canada’s largest national and broad‐based library association, representing the interests of public, academic, school and special libraries, professional librarians and library workers, and all those concerned about enhancing the quality of life of Canadians through information and literacy.