2015-2016 shortlist for the BC Chocolate Lily Young Readers’ Choice Award

The 2015-2016 shortlist for the BC Chocolate Lily Young Readers’ Choice Award has been announced. The award encourages grade school students to read some of the best fiction by British Columbia’s children’s authors and illustrators. There are three categories: Best Picture Book, as voted by students in kindergarten through grade 3, Best Chapter Book, as voted by students in grades 2 through 5, and Best Novel as voted by students in grades 4 through 8.

Picture Books

Cloudwalker by Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd (Harbour Publishing)
Dipnetting with Dad by Willie Sellars and Kevin Easthope (Caitlin Press)
A Giraffe Called Geranium by Ainslie Manson and Mary Baker (Red Diamond Books)
Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin by Chieri Uegaki and Qin Leng (Kids Can Press)
If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur by Linda Bailey and Colin Jack (Kids Can Press)
The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires (Kids Can Press)
Not My Girl by Christy Jordan-Fenton, Margaret Pokiak-Fenton and Gabrielle Grimard (Annick Press)
Norman, Speak! by Caroline Adderson and Qin Leng (Groundwood Books)
The Yoga Game by the Sea by Kathy Beliveau and Denise Holmes (Simply Read Books)

Chapter Books

Bagels Come Home! by Joan Betty Stuchner and Dave Whamond (Orca Book Publishers)
The Elevator Ghost by Glen Huser (Groundwood Books)
Jasper John Dooley Not in Love by Caroline Adderson and Ben Clanton (Kids Can Press)
Kung Pow Chicken: Let’s Get Cracking! by Cyndi Marko (Scholastic)
Misty by Christine Dencer and Jessica Meserve (Simply Read Books)
Not Just Another Princess Story by Sheri Radford and Qin Leng (Simply Read Books)


Finding Grace by Becky Citra (Second Story Press)
Finding Ruby Starling by Karen Rivers (Scholastic Press)
The Moment by Kristie Hammond (Sono Nis Press)
Outside In by Sarah Ellis (Groundwood Books)
Red River Raging by Penny Draper (Coteau Books)
Shack Island Summer by Penny Chamberlain (Sono Nis Press)
The Lost Diary by Julie White (Sono Nis Press)
A Year in the Life of a Total and Complete Genius by Stacey Matson (Scholastic Canada)

For more information, visit the Chocolate Lily website.