Canada Reads 2011

Canada Reads is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2011. Naturally, they are celebrating this milestone by exploring the past ten years of Canadian publishing. Members of the publishing industry – media, librarians, booksellers, etc. – were asked to submit their picks for what they think is the essential Canadian novel of the past ten years. Included in this mix are five Canadian books for children and young adults.

Chanda’s Wars
Written by Allan Stratton
Published by HarperTrophyCanada

Hana’s Suitcase
Written by Karen Levine
Published by Second Story Press

Airborn
Written by Kenneth Oppel
Published by HarperCollins Publishers

Shi-shi-etko
Written by Nicola I. Campbell
Illustrated by Kim LaFave
Published by Groundwood Books

Skim
Written by Mariko Tamaki
Illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
Published by Groundwood Books

Let’s make sure that a Canadian children’s book is one of the top picks of the decade. Go to www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads to cast your vote under “Polling Canada Reads.”