Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award

This award was established in 1991 by the Manitoba School Library Association. It is presented to the Canadian children’s book that receives the most votes by children from grades 5-8 involved in the program. Participants must read at least 3 titles from a pre-selected list. The awards ceremony takes place in February.


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Manitoba School Library Association



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Awards Recipients

Year Detail Recipient
2015 David Carroll, Ultra. Toronto: Scholastic Canada, 2013
2014 Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, Making Bombs for Hitler. Toronto: Scholastic Canada, 2012.
2013 Chris McMahen, Box of Shocks. Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 2011.
2012 Susin Nielsen, Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2010.
2011 Norah McClintock, Taken. Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 2009.
2010 Susin Nielsen, Word Nerd. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2008.
2009 Christina Kilbourne, Dear Jo: The Story of Losing Leah…and Searching for Hope. Montreal: Lobster Press, 2007.
2008 Eric Walters, We All Fall Down. Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 2006.
2007 Pamela Porter, The Crazy Man. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2005.
2006 Eva Wiseman, No One Must Know. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2004.
2005 James Heneghan and Bruce McBay, Waiting for Sarah. Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 2003.
2004 Kenneth Oppel, Firewing. Toronto: HarperCollins Publishers, 2004.
2003 Virginia Frances Schwartz, If I Just Had Two Wings. Toronto: Stoddart Kids, 2001.
2002 Deborah Ellis, The Breadwinner. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2000.
2001 Kenneth Oppel, Sunwing. Toronto: HarperCollins Publishers, 1999.
2000 Kenneth Oppel, Silverwing. Toronto: HarperCollins Publishers, 1997.
1999 Kit Pearson, Awake and Dreaming. Toronto: Puffin Books, 1998.
1998 Roy MacGregor, Mystery at Lake Placid. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1995.
1997 Sylvia McNicoll, Bringing Up Beauty. Toronto: Maxwell Macmillan Canada, 1994.
1996 Carol Matas, Daniel’s Story. Richmond Hill, ON: Scholastic Canada, 1993.
1995 Jeni Mayer, The Mystery of the Missing Will. Saskatoon: Thistledown Press, 1992.
1994 Kit Pearson, Looking at the Moon. Toronto: Penguin Books Canada, 1991.
1993 Martyn Godfrey, Can You Teach Me to Pick My Nose? New York: Avon, 1990.
1992 William Bell, Five Days of the Ghost. Toronto: Stoddart Publishing, 1989.
1991 Gordon Korman, The Zucchini Warriors. Richmond Hill, ON: Scholastic Canada, 1990.