Word Nerd wins 2010 Rocky Mountain Book Award

For Immediate Release (July 2010) – The Rocky Mountain Book Award Committee is pleased to announce the 2010 winner of this Children’s Choice Book Award. Word Nerd by Susin Nielsen received the most student votes. Students in Grades 4 – 7 had the opportunity to vote for their favourite book from a list of twenty recently published Canadian titles selected to represent the best in fiction, poetry and non-fiction. The main objective of the award is to encourage students to read exemplary Canadian literature. Teachers/Schools registered in this project before January 16th, 2010. Students read 5 titles or more from the list and voted electronically for their favorite book before April 23rd, 2010.

The top 5 choices for the Rocky Mountain Book Award 2010 determined by students in Alberta are as follows: Word Nerd by Susin Nielsen, Swindle by Gordon Korman, Dog Lost by Ingrid Lee, Inside Hockey by Keltie Thomas and War Brothers by Sharon McKay.

Previous Winners
2001 – Sunwing by Ken Oppel
2002 – White Lily by Ting-xing Ye
2003 – The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis
2004 – Hana’s Suitcase by Karen Levine
2005 – Ned Mouse Breaks Away by Tim Wynne-Jones
2006 – Airborn by Ken Oppel
2007 – Crazy Man by Pamela Porter
2008 – Hamish X and the Cheese Pirates of the Arctic by Sean Cullen
2009 – Safe As Houses by Eric Walters
2010 – Word Nerd by Susin Nielsen

For more information please contact Richard Chase at rockymountainbookaward@shaw.ca or visit https://rmba.lethsd.ab.ca.