2017 Willow Finalist List

The 2017 Willow Award nominees have been announced. The mission of The Willow Awards is to promote reading by granting awards to the Canadian and/or Saskatchewan book(s) voted by Saskatchewan students to be the best of those nominated in designated categories for a specific year.

Shining Willow Finalists

  • The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield and Kate Fillion, illustrated by Terry and Eric Fan.
  • Frank and Laverne by Dave Whamond and Jennifer Stokes, illustrated by Dave Whamond.
  • French Toast by Kari-Lynn Winters, illustrated by Francois Thisdale.
  • Haggis and Tank Unleashed: Digging for Dinos by Jessica Young, illustrated by James Burks.
  • If I Had A Gryphon by Vikki Vansickle, illustrated by Cale Atkinson.
  • In the Red Canoe by Leslie A Davidson, illustrated by Laura Bifano.
  • Ocean Animals from Head to Tail by Stacey Roderick, illustrated by Kwanchai Moriya.
  • The Owl and the Lemming by Roselynn Akulukjuk, illustrated by Amanda Sandland.
  • Sky Pig by Jan L. Coates, illustrated by Suzanne Del Rizzo.
  • Who Broke the Teapot?! by Bill Slavin.

Diamond Willow Finalists

  • Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard: A Peter Nimble Adventure by Jonathan Auxier.
  • Worms for Breakfast: How to Feed a Zoo by Helaine Becker.
  • A Boy Named Queen by Sara Cassidy.
  • Myles and the Monster Outside by Philippa Dowding.
  • I Am Not a Number by Jenny Dupuis and Kathy Kacer.
  • Hand in Hand by Jean Little.
  • Bitter Sweet by Winnie Mack.
  • Tank & Fizz: The Case of the Slime Stampede by Liam O’Donnell.
  • Pandas on the Eastside by Gabrielle Prendergast.
  • Heart of a Champion by Ellen Schwartz.

Snow Willow Finalists

  • The Hill by Karen Bass.
  • Transferral by Kate Blair.
  • Icarus Down by James Bow.
  • Julia Vanishes by Catherine Egan.
  • The Pain Eater by Beth Goobie.
  • In the Swish by Dawn Green.
  • Rodent by Lisa J. Lawrence.
  • The Pact by Amanda West Lewis.
  • Movers by Meaghan McIsaac.
  • Lucky Jonah by Richard Scrimger.

For more information, please visit www.willowawards.ca.