Seventh Chocolate Lily Choice Award Announced

VANCOUVER (June 4, 2009) – Author Joan Betty Stuchner and illustrator Cynthia Nugent were awarded the Chocolate Lily Book Award for their novel, Honey Cake, published by Tradewind Books.

Chris Tougas, author and illustrator of Mechanimals, published by Orca Book Publishers, won the Chocolate Lily Book Award picture book category.

Chocolate Lily Book Awards is a choice award that showcases and celebrates the best of BC children’s fiction by encouraging BC grade school students to read the shortlisted titles and vote for their favourite at the end of each school year.

This year’s gala was graciously hosted by Phyllis Simon, owner of Kidsbooks.