Chris McMahen wins 2013 MYRCA

Chris McMahen’s Box of Shocks (Orca Book Publishers) is the winner of the 2013 Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award (MYRCA). This award aims to promote reading and Canadian literature by giving young people the opportunity to vote for their favourite Canadian book from an annual preselected list. The books are nominated based on their quality and reader appeal. Jonathan Auxier’s Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes (Penguin Canada) and David Skuy’s Undergrounders (Scholastic Canada) were named the 2013 honour books.

The nominees for the 2014 MYRCA list are listed below.

Circle of Cranes – Annette Le Box (Penguin)
Crush. Candy. Corpse. – Sylvia McNicoll (Lorimer)
Guilty – Norah McClintock (Orca)
Making Bombs for Hitler – Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch (Scholastic)
Margaret and the Moth Tree – Brit Trogen & Kari Trogen (Kids Can Press)
Middle of Nowhere – Caroline Adderson (Groundwood Books)
Mr. and Mrs. Bunny-Detectives Extraordinaire – Polly Horvath (Groundwood Books)
My Name is Parvana – Deborah Ellis (Groundwood Books)
Redcoats and Renegades – Barry McDivitt (Thistledown Press)
Seraphina – Rachel Hartman (Doubleday)
Small Medium at Large – Joanne Levy (Penguin)
Such Wicked Intent – Kenneth Oppel (HarperCollins)
The Grave Robber’s Apprentice – Allan Stratton (HarperCollins)
The Lynching of Louie Sam – Elizabeth Stewart (Annick Press)
The Prisoner of Snowflake Falls – John Lekich (Orca)
The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen – Susin Nielsen (Tundra)
Ungifted – Gordon Korman (Scholastic)
Yesterday’s Dead – Pat Bourke (Second Story Press)