Canadians win 2012 Cybils Awards

Three Canadians have been honoured with Cybils Awards. The Cybils Awards are given each year by bloggers for the year’s best children’s and young adult titles. The goal of the Cybils Awards is to reward the children’s and young adult authors/illustrators whose books combine the highest literary merit and “kid appeal.” The winning Canadian books are listed below.

Easy Reader

A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse
Written and illustrated by Frank Viva
Toon Books


BookSpeak! Poems About Books
Written by Laura Purdie Salas
Illustrated by Josée Bisaillon (Canadian)
Clarion Books

Fantasy & Science Fiction

Written by Rachel Hartman
Random House Books for Young Readers/Doubleday Canada

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