Shortlists for the 2009 CLA Book Awards Announced

Congratulations go out to the nominees for the CLA book awards. The awards will be presented at the CLA conference at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, in Montreal on May 30, 2009. The finalists are listed below.

2009 CLA Book of the Year Award for Children
(alphabetical order by author)

The Shepherd’s Granddaughter by Anne Laurel Carter (Groundwood Books)
Dear Sylvia by Alan Cumyn (Groundwood Books)
Libertad by Alma Fullerton (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
The Nine Lives of Travis Keating by Jill Maclean (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
Word Nerd by Susan Nielsen (Tundra Books)
Starclimber by Kenneth Oppel (HarperCollins Publishers)
Death in the Air by Shane Peacock (Tundra Books)
Greener Grass by Caroline Pignat (Red Deer Press)
The Pole by Eric Walters (Penguin Canada)
Before Green Gables by Budge Wilson (Penguin Canada)

2009 CLA Young Adult Book Award
(alphabetical order by author)

The Lit Report by Sarah N. Harvey (Orca Book Publishers)
Sister Wife by Shelley Hrdlitschka (Orca Book Publishers)
Would You by Marthe Jocelyn (Tundra Books)
The Apprentice’s Masterpiece by Melanie Little (Annick Press)
Storm by Carrie Mac (Penguin Canada)
War Brothers by Sharon E. McKay (Penguin Canada)
After River by Donna Milner (HarperCollins Canada)
Egghead by Caroline Pignat (Red Deer Press)
Chanda’s Wars by Allan Stratton (HarperCollins Canada)
Skim by Mariko Tamaki (Groundwood Books)

2009 Amelia Frances Howard Gibbon Award
(alphabetical order by title)

A Bear in War, illustrated by Brian Deines (Key Porter Books)
A Pocket Can Have a Treasure in It, illustrated by Deirdre Betteridge (Annick Press)
Chester’s Back!, illustrated by Melanie Watt (Kids Can Press)
Jenneli’s Dance, illustrated by Chris Auchter (Theytus Books)
Mattland, illustrated by Dusan Petricic (Annick Press)
Naomi’s Tree, illustrated by Ruth Ohi (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
Out of the Deeps, illustrated by Nicolas Debon (Orca Book Publishers)
Shin Chi’s Canoe, illustrated by Kim LaFave (Groundwood Books)
Sir Reginald’s Logbook, illustrated by Matt Hammill (Kids Can Press)
Thing Thing, illustrated by Nicolas Debon (Tundra Books)