Several Canadians honoured at the 2011 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards

A number of Canadian creators were honoured at the 2011 Moonbream Children’s Book Awards. The contest is designed to honour the year’s best children’s books, authors and illustrators. This exciting new book awards program is open to authors, illustrators, and publishers of children’s books written in English or Spanish and intended for the North American market. The Canadian recipient(s) in each of the categoies is listed below.

Book with Music/Theatrical
Gold: Chicken Joe Forgets Something Important, by Trout Fishing in America; illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch (The Secret Mountain)

Picture Book – Preschool
Silver: The Vole Brothers, written and illustrated by Roslyn Schwartz (Owlkids Books)

Pre-Teen Fiction – Fantasy
Bronze (tie): Kingdom of Trolls, by Rae Bridgman (Sybertooth Inc.)

Pre-Teen Fiction – Historical/Cultural
Gold: Ghost Messages, by Jacqueline Guest (Coteau Books)

Young Adult Fiction
Bronze (tie): Drummer Girl, by Karen Bass (Coteau Books)

Young Adult Fiction – Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Gold: Black Bottle Man: A Fable, by Craig Russell (Great Plains Teen Fiction)

Young Adult Fiction – Historical/Cultural
Gold: Broken Trail, by Jean Rae Baxter (Ronsdale Press)

Young Adult Fiction – Mature Issues
Bronze: Chance to Dance for You, by Gail Sidonie Sobat (Great Plains Teen Fiction)

Non-Fiction – Young Adult
Bronze: Learn to Speak Dance: A Guide to Creating, Performing & Promoting Your Moves, by Ann-Marie Williams; illustrated by Jeff Kulak (Owlkids Books)

Comic/Graphic Novel
Bronze: Fishing with Gubby, by Kim LaFave and Gary Kent (Harbour Publishing)

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