Finalists for the 2009 BC Book Prizes Announced

The West Coast Book Prize Society has announced the finalists for the 25th Annual BC Book Prizes. The winners will be announced at the Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala on Saturday, April 25, at the Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel in Vancouver.

The finalists for the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize and Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize are listed below.

Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize

Bonechiller
Written by Graham McNamee
Wendy Lamb Books/Random House

The Lit Report
Written by Sarah N. Harvey
Orca Book Publishers

My One Hundred Adventures
Written by Polly Horvath
Groundwood Books

The Séance
Written by Iain Lawrence
Delacorte Books

A Thousand Shades of Blue
Written by Robin Stevenson
Orca Book Publishers

Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize

Good-bye Marianne: A Story of Growing Up in Nazi Germany
Written by Irene N. Watts, illustrated by Kathryn E. Shoemaker
Tundra Books

The King Has Goat Ears
Written by Katarina Jovanovic, illustrated by Philippe Béha
Tradewind Books

Polar Worlds: Life at the Ends of the Earth
Written by Robert Bateman with Nancy Kovacs, illustrated by Robert Bateman
Scholastic Canada

Rosie and Buttercup
Written by Chieri Uegaki, illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch
Kids Can Press

Stanley at Sea
Written by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Bill Slaven
Kids Can Press