Alberta Children’s and Young Adult Book of the Year

This award, presented annually by Alberta Community Development, the Writers Guild of Alberta and the Book Publishers Association of Alberta, is given to the Alberta-based publisher producing the best children’s or young adult book, including fiction, non-fiction and picture books.


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Awards Recipients

Year Detail Recipient
2014 Alan Grant and Mark Zuehlke, The Loxleys and the War of 1812. Illustrated by Claude St. Aubin and Lovern Kindzierski. Canmore, AB: Renegade Arts Ent
2013 Ross McIntyre, From Blue to Red. Banff, AB: Tiberius Publishing, 2012.
2012 Wayne Lynch, Canadian Rockies Wildlife for Kids. Banff, AB: Summerthought Publishing, 2011.
2011 Victor Lethbridge
2010 Patti McIntosh
2009 Patti McIntosh
2008 Jamie Bastedo, Free as the Wind: Saving the Horses of Sable Island. Illustrated by Susan Tooke. Calgary: Red Deer Press, 2007.
2007 Jamie Bastedo, On Thin Ice. Calgary: Red Deer Press, 2006.
2006 Patti McIntosh, The Remarkable Maria. Illustrated by Tara Langlois. Edmonton: Maggie & Pierrot, 2005.
2005 Martine Leavitt, Heck Superhero. Calgary: Red Deer Press, 2004.
2004 Rudy Wiebe, Hidden Buffalo. Paintings by Michael Lonechild. Calgary: Red Deer Press, 2003.
2003 Troon Harrison, Courage to Fly. Illustrated by Zhong-Yang Huang. Calgary: Red Deer Press, 2002.
2002 Teresa Toten, The Game. Calgary: Red Deer Press, 2001.
2001 Kevin Major, Eh? to Zed: A Canadian ABeCedarium. Illustrated by Alan Daniel. Calgary: Red Deer Press, 2000.
2000 Rick Book, Necking With Louise. Calgary: Red Deer Press, 1999.
1999 Tim Wynne-Jones, On Tumbledown Hill. Illustrated by Dušan Petri?i?. Calgary: Red Deer Press, 1998.
1998 Linda Reynolds, Calgary Science Fun Guide/Edmonton Science Fun Guide. Calgary: Bare Bones Publishing, 1997.
1997 Irene Morck., Tiger’s New Cowboy Boots. Red Deer, AB: Red Deer College Press, 1996.
1996 Lois Simmie, Mr. Got to Go. Red Deer, AB: Red Deer College Press, 1995.
1995 Jim McGugan, Josepha. Red Deer, AB: Red Deer College Press, 1994.
1994 David Bly, The McIntyre Liar. Edmonton: Tree Frog Press, 1993.
1994 David Bly, The McIntyre Liar. Edmonton: Tree Frog Press, 1993.