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Previous Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People Winners and Finalists

2013  2012  2011  2010  2009  2008  2007  2006  2005  2004  2003  2002  2001  2000  
1999  1998  1997  1996  1995  1994  1993  1992  1991  1990
1989  1988


2013

Winner:

Elizabeth Stewart. The Lynching of Louie Sam. Toronto: Annick Press, 2012.

Finalists:

Gillian Chan. A Call to Battle (I Am Canada). Toronto: Scholastic Canada, 2012.

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch. Making Bombs for Hitler. Toronto: Scholastic Canada, 2012.

Amy McAuley. Violins of Autumn. New York: Walker Publishing Company, Inc., 2012.

Pat Bourke. Yesterday's Dead. Toronto: Second Story Press, 2012.


2012

Winner:

Kate Cayley. The Hangman in the Mirror. Toronto: Annick Press, 2011.

Finalists:

Pamela Porter. I'll Be Watching. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2011.

John Wilson. Shot at Dawn (I Am Canada). Toronto: Scholastic Canada, 2011.

Kenneth Oppel. This Dark Endeavour: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein. Toronto: HarperCollins Publishers, 2011.

Kit Pearson. The Whole Truth. Toronto: HarperCollins Publishers, 2011.


2011

Winner:

Valerie Sherrard. The Glory Wind. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2010.

Finalists:

Jean Little. Exiles from the War: The War Guests Diary of Charlotte Mary Twiss (Dear Canada). Toronto: Scholastic Canada, 2010.

Marthe Jocelyn. Folly. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2010.

Martha Brooks. Queen of Hearts. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2010.

Caroline Pignat. Wild Geese. Markham, ON: Red Deer Press, 2010.


2010

Winner:

Shane Peacock. Vanishing Girl: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Third Case. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2009.

Finalists:

Laura Best. Bitter, Sweet. Halifax: Nimbus Publishing, 2009.

John Wilson. Crusade. Toronto: Key Porter Books, 2009.

Barbara Haworth-Attard. Haunted. Toronto: HarperTrophyCanada, 2009.

Nancy Hartry. Watching Jimmy. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2009.


2009

Winner:

John Ibbitson. The Landing. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2008.

Finalists:

Jack Mitchell. The Ancient Ocean Blues. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2008.

Melanie Little. The Apprentice’s Masterpiece: A Story of Medieval Spain. Toronto: Annick Press, 2008.

Shenaaz Nanji. Child of Dandelions. Toronto: Second Story Press, 2008.

Caroline Pignat. Greener Grass: The Famine Years. Calgary: Red Deer Press, 2008.


2008

Winner:

Christopher Paul Curtis. Elijah of Buxton. Toronto: Scholastic Canada, 2007.

Finalists:

John Wilson. The Alchemist's Dream. Toronto: Key Porter Books, 2007.

Shane Peacock. Eye of the Crow: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His First Case. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2007.

Henry T. Aubin. Rise of the Golden Cobra. Toronto: Annick Press, 2007.

Shannon Cowan. Tin Angel. Montreal: Lobster Press, 2007.


2007

Winner:

Eva Wiseman. Kanada. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2006.

Finalists:

Connie Brummel Crook. Meyers’ Rebellion. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2006.

Janet Lunn. A Rebel’s Daughter: The 1837 Rebellion Diary of Arabella Stevenson. Toronto: Scholastic Canada, 2006.

Penny Draper. Terror at Turtle Mountain. Regina: Coteau Books, 2006.

John Wilson. Where Soldiers Lie. Toronto: Key Porter Books, 2006.


2006

Winner:

Pamela Porter. The Crazy Man. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2005.

Finalists:

Maxine Trottier. The Death of My Country: The Plains of Abraham Diary of Geneviève Aubuchon. Markham, ON: Scholastic Canada, 2005.

Barbara Haworth-Attard. Forget-Me-Not. Toronto: HarperTrophyCanada, 2005.

John Wilson. Fours Steps to Death. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2005.

Carol Matas. Turned Away: The World War II Diary of Devorah Bernstein. Markham, ON: Scholastic Canada, 2005.


2005

Winner:

Michel Noël. Good for Nothing. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2004.

Finalists:

Karleen Bradford. Angeline. Toronto: HarperTrophyCanada, 2004.

Sharon E. McKay. Esther. Toronto: Penguin Group (Canada, 2004.

Anne Laurel Carter. Last Chance Bay. Toronto: Penguin Group (Canada, 2004.

Carol Matas. Play Ball! Toronto: Key Porter Books, 2004.


2004

Winner:

Brian Doyle. Boy O'Boy. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2003.

Kevin Major. Ann and Seamus. Art by David Blackwood. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2003.

Jean Little. Brothers Far From Home: The World War I Diary of Eliza Bates. Markham, ON: Scholastic Canada, 2003.

Priscilla Galloway. The Courtesan’s Daughter. Toronto: Penguin Canada, 2003.

Ted Stenhouse. A Dirty Deed. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2003.


2003

Winner:

Joan Clark. The Word for Home. Toronto: Penguin Books, 2002.

Finalists:

Deborah Ellis. A Company of Fools. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2002.

Irene N. Watts. Finding Sophie. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2002.

Barbara Haworth-Attard. Irish Chain. Toronto: HarperCollins Canada, 2002.

Linda Holeman. Search of the Moon King's Daughter. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2002.


2002

Winner:

Virginia Frances Schwartz. If I Just Had Two Wings. Toronto: Stoddart Kids, 2001.

Finalists:

Brian Doyle. Mary Ann Alice. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2001.

Connie Colker Steiner. Shoes for Amélie. Montreal: Lobster Press, 2001.

Maxine Trottier. Under a Shooting Star. Toronto: Stoddart Kids, 2001.

Carol Matas. The War Within. Markham, ON: Scholastic Canada, 2001.


2001

Winner:

Sharon E. McKay. Charlie Wilcox. Toronto: Stoddart Kids, 2000.

Finalists:

Troon Harrison. A Bushel of Light. Toronto: Stoddart Kids, 2000.

James Heneghan. The Grave. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2000.

Carol Matas. In My Enemy's House. Markham, ON: Scholastic Canada, 1999.

Barbara Haworth-Attard. Love-Lies-Bleeding. Montreal: Roussan Publishers, 1999.


2000 - Award Deferred


1999

Winner:

Iain Lawrence. The Wreckers. New York: Delacorte Press, 1998.

Finalists:

Joan Weir. The Brideship. Toronto: Stoddart Kids, 1998.

Ann Walsh. The Doctor's Apprentice. Vancouver: Beach Holme Publishing, 1998.

Susan Vande Griek. A Gift for Ampato with illustrations by Mary Jane Gerber. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1999.

Carol Matas. Greater Than Angels. Markham,ON: Scholastic Canada, 1998.

Eric Walters. The Hydrofoil Mystery. Toronto: Pengion Books Canada, 1999.

Bernice Thurman Hunter. Janey's Choice. Markham, ON: Scholastic Canada, 1998.

Julie Johnston. The Only Outcast. Toronto: Tundra Books, 1998.

Kathy Kacer. The Secret of Gabi's Dresser. Toronto: Second Story Press, 1999.

Judy Coburn. The Shacklands. Toronto: Second Story Press, 1998.


1998

Winner:

Irene N. Watts. Good-Bye Marianne. Toronto: Tundra Books, 1998.

Finalists:

John Wilson. Across Frozen Seas. Vancouver: Beach Holme Publishing, 1997.

Elaine Breault Hammond. Beyond the Waterfall. Charlottetown: Ragweed Press, 1997.

Sharon Stewart. The Dark Tower. Richmond Hill, ON: Scholastic Canada, 1998.

Carol Matas. The Garden. Richmond Hill, ON: Scholastic Canada, 1997.

Dayle Campbell Gaetz. Living Freight. Montreal: Roussan Publishers, 1998.

Janet McNaughton. Make or Break Spring. St. John's: Tuckamore Books, 1998.

Connie Brummel Crook. Nellie’s Quest. Toronto: Stoddart Kids, 1998.

Bill Freeman. Prairie Fire! Toronto: James Lorimer, 1998.

Eric Walters. War of the Eagles. Vitoria: Orca Book Publishers, 1998.

James Heneghan. Wish Me Luck. New York: Frances Foster Books, 1997.


1997

Winner:

Janet McNaughton. To Dance at the Palais Royale. St. John's: Tuckamore Books, 1996.

Finalists:

Carol Matas. After the War. Richmond Hill, ON: Scholastic Canada, 1996.

Jean Little. The Belonging Place. Toronto: Viking, 1997.

Dayle Campbell Gaetz. The Golden Rose. Vancouver: Pacific Educational Press, 1996.

Janet Lunn. The Hollow Tree. Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 1997.

Barbara Haworth-Attard. Home Child. Montreal: Roussan, 1996.

Linda Holeman. Promise Song. Toronto: Tundra Books, 1997.

Monica Hughes. The Seven Magpies. HarperCollins Publishers, 1996.

Karleen Bradford. Shadows On a Sword. Toronto: HarperCollins Publishers, 1996.

Susan E. Merritt. The Stone Orchard. St. Catharines, ON: Vanwell Publishing, 1996.

Alison Acheson. Thunder Ice. Regina: Coteau Books, 1996.

Celia Barker Lottridge. Wings to Fly. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1997.


1996

Winner:

Marianne Brandis. Rebellion: A Novel of Upper Canada with illustrations by Gerard Brender à Brandis. Erin, ON: Porcupine's Quill, 1996.

Finalists:

Bernice Thurman Hunter. Amy's Promise. Richmond Hill, ON: Scholastic Canada, 1995.

Eva Wiseman. A Place Not Home. Toronto: Stoddart Publishing, 1996.

Judith Silverthorne. The Secret of Sentinel Rock. Toronto: Second Story Press, 1996.

Barbara K. Nickel. The Secret Wish of Nannerl Mozart. Toronto: Second Story Press, 1996.

Martha Attema. A Time to Choose. Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 1995.

Constance Horne. Trapped by Coal. Illustrated by Linda Heslop. Vancouver: Pacific Educational Press, 1994.


1995

Winner:

Joan Clark. The Dream Carvers. Toronto: Viking 1995.

Finalists:

Carol Matas. The Burning Time. Toronto: HarperCollins, 1994.

Jean Booker. Ellen's Secret. Richmond Hill, ON: Scholastic Canada, 1994.

Jean Little. His Banner Over Me. Toronto, Viking, 1995.

Sharon Gibson Palmero. The Lie That Had To Be. Saskatoon, SK: Thistledown Press, 1995.

Connie Brummel Crook. Nellie L. Toronto: Stoddart Publishing, 1994.

Lillian Boraks-Nemetz. The Old Brown Suitcase: A Teenager's Story of War and Peace. Brentwood Bay, BC: Ben-Simon Publications, 1994.

Dorothy Perkyns. Signal Across the Sea. Hantsport, NS: Lancelot Press, 1994.

Hazel Hutchins. Within a Painted Past. Toronto: Annick Press, 1994.


1994

Winner:

Kit Pearson. The Lights Go On Again. Toronto: Viking Kestrel, 1993.

Finalists:

Carol Matas. Daniel’s Story. Richmond Hill, ON: Scholastic Canada, 1993.

John Ibbitson. The Night Hazel Come To Town. Don Mills, ON: Maxwell Macmillan Canada, 1993.

Margaret Bunel Edwards. The Ocean Between. Illustrated by Linda Potts. North York, ON: Napoleon Publishing, 1993.

David Richards. Soldier Boys. Saskatoon, SK: Thistledown Press, 1993.


1993

Winner:

Celia Barker Lottridge. Ticket to Curlew. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1992.

Finalists:

John Ibbitson. 1812: Jeremy and the General. Don Mills, ON: Maxwell Macmillan Canada, 1991.

Ainslie Manson. A Dog Came Too. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1992.

Joyce Barkhouse. Yesterday’s Children. Hantsport, NS: Lancelot Press, 1994.


1992 - No Award


1991

Winner:

Marianne Brandis. The Sign of the Scales with original wood engravings by G. Brender à Brandis. Erin, ON: Porcupine's Quill, 1990.

Finalists:

Jan Hudson. Dawn Rider. Toronto: HarperCollins, 1990.

Catherine Lalonde and Louise Burchell. Eliza’s Best Wednesday. Illustrated by Carol Sargent. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1990.

Lyn Cook. The Hiding Place. Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1990.

Barbara Smucker. Incredible Jumbo. Markham, ON: Viking Kestrel, 1990.

Elona Malterre. The Last Wolf of Ireland. New York: Clarion Books, 1990.

Joyce Barkhouse. Pit Pony. Illustrated by Henry Van der Linde. Toronto: Gage Educational Publishing Company, 1990.

Barbara Greenwood. Spy in the Shadows. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1990.


1990

Winner:

Kit Pearson. The Sky is Falling. Markham, ON: Viking Kestrel, 1989.

Finalists:

Kevin Major. Blood Red Ochre. Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1989.

Carol Matas. Jesper. Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1989.

Peter Cumming. Mogul and Me. Illustrated by P. John Burden. Charlottetown: Ragweed Press, 1989.

Constance Horne. Nykola and Granny. Toronto: Gage Educational Publishing Company, 1989.

Paul Yee. Tales From Gold Mountain. Illustrated by Simon Ng. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1989.


1989

Winner:

Martyn Godfrey. Mystery in the Frozen Lands. Toronto: James Lorimer, 1988.

Finalists:

Ann Blades. Moses, Me and Murder. Vancouver: Pacific Educational Press, 1988.

Dorothy Perkyns. Rachel’s Revolution. Hantsport, NS: Lancelot Press, 1988.

Robert Sutherland. Son of the Hounds. Richmond Hill, ON: Scholastic -TAB Publications, 1988.


1988

Winner:

Carol Matas. Lisa. Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1987.

Finalists:

Bill Freeman. Danger on the Tracks. Toronto: James Lorimer, 1987.

Margaret Maloney. The Goodman of Ballengeich. Illustrated by Lazlo Gal. Toronto: Methuen, 1987.

Bernice Thurman Hunter. Lamplighter. Richmond Hill, ON: Scholastic-TAB, 1987.

Mary Razzell. Salmonberry Wine. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1987.

Myra Paperny. Take A Giant Step. Toronto: Overlea House, 1987.