Shortlists for the 2010 CLA Book Awards Announced

Congratulations go out to the nominees for the CLA book awards. The awards will be presented at the CLA National Conference and Trade Show, in Edmonton, on June 3, 2010. The finalists are listed below.

2010 CLA Book of the Year Award for Children
(alphabetical order by author)

  • Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter, Book 1 by R. J. Anderson (HarperCollins)
  • Walking Backward by Catherine Austen (Orca Book Publishers)
  • Watching Jimmy by Nancy Hartry (Tundra Books)
  • Zoobreak by Gordon Korman (Scholastic)
  • Dragon Seer by Janet McNaughton (HarperCollins)
  • Blue Mountain Trouble by Martin Mordecai (Scholastic)
  • Vanishing Girl by Shane Peacock (Tundra Books)
  • The Hunchback Assignments by Arthur Slade (HarperCollins)
  • Puppet by Eva Weisman (Tundra Books)
  • Rex Zero, The Great Pretender by Tim Wynne-Jones (Groundwood Books)

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the 2009-2010 CLA Book of the Year for Children Award Committee:

Helen Kubiw, Teacher-librarian, Guelph – Chair
Myra Junyk, Literacy Advocate and Author, Toronto
Kathryn Weisman, Teacher-librarian (retired), Vancouver
Alexandra Yarrow, Librarian, Ottawa

2010 CLA Young Adult Book Award
(alphabetical order by author)

  • Poster Boy by Dede Crane (Groundwood Books)
  • Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant (Alfred A. Knopf)
  • Not Suitable for Family Viewing by Vicki Grant (HarperCollins)
  • Haunted by Barbara Haworth-Attard (HarperCollins)
  • Girl on the Other Side by Deborah Kerbel (Dundurn Press)
  • Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston (HarperCollins)
  • The Gryphon Project by Carrie Mac (Puffin Canada)
  • Dragon Seer by Janet McNaughton (HarperCollins)
  • Vanishing Girl by Shane Peacock (Tundra Books)
  • The Hunchback Assignments by Arthur Slade (HarperCollins)

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the 2009-2010 CLA Young Adult Book Award Committee:

Elsa Ngan, Toronto Public Library, Chair
Lisa Doucet, Woozles Children’s Book Store, Halifax
Carol Rigby, Contract Cataloguer, Iqaluit, Nunavut
Barb Janicek, Cambridge Libraries
Kim Hebig, Wheatland Regional Library

2010 Amelia Frances Howard Gibbon Award
(alphabetical order by title)

  • Have I Got a Book for You! / Illustrated by Mélanie Watt (Kids Can Press)
  • The Imaginary Garden / Illustrated by Irene Luxbacher (Kids Can Press)
  • It’s a Snap! George Eastman’s First Photograph / Illustrated by Bill Slavin (Tundra Books)
  • Me and You / Illustrated by Geneviève Côté (Kids Can Press)
  • Perfect Snow / Illustrated by Barbara Reid (North Winds Press/Scholastic Canada)
  • Pierre Le Poof! / Illustrated by Andrea Beck (Orca Book Publishers)
  • Timmerman Was Here / Illustrated by Nicolas Debon (Tundra Books)
  • Vanishing Habitats / Illustrated by Robert Bateman (Scholastic Canada)
  • When Stella Was Very, Very Small / Illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay Groundwood Books)
  • You’re Mean, Lily Jean / Illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton (North Winds Press/Scholastic Canada)

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the 2009-2010 CLA Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award Committee:

Elizabeth Thornley, Librarian, Ottawa Public Library, Chair
Delilah Deane Cummings, Coordinator, Community Outreach & Program Services, London Public Library
Linda Mireau, Librarian, Kelowna Public Library
Joy Huebert, Librarian, Esquimalt Public Library
Lisa Weaver, Unit Coordinator, Technical Services, Toronto District School Board

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