Alberta Children’s and Young Adult Book of the Year


Administered By: Book Publishers Association of Alberta/Alberta Book Awards
Scope: Provincial
Award Status: Active
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Contact Info:
10523 – 100th Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 0A8
Tel: 780.424.5060
Fax: 780.424.7943

This award, presented annually by Alberta Community Development, the Writers Guild of Alberta and the Book Publishers Association of Alberta, is given to the Alberta-based publisher producing the best children’s or young adult book, including fiction, non-fiction and picture books.

Award Recipients

Yearsort icon Detail Recipient
2014 Alan Grant and Mark Zuehlke, The Loxleys and the War of 1812. Illustrated by Claude St. Aubin and Lovern Kindzierski. Canmore, AB: Renegade Arts Entertainment, 2013.
2013 Ross McIntyre, From Blue to Red. Banff, AB: Tiberius Publishing, 2012.
2012 Wayne Lynch, Canadian Rockies Wildlife for Kids. Banff, AB: Summerthought Publishing, 2011.
2011 Victor Lethbridge, Little Chief and Mighty Gopher: The Pemmican Frenzy. Illustrated by Ben Crane. Rolling Hills, AB: Storyteller Media and Tatanka Productions, 2010.
2010 Patti McIntosh, Theo in the Spotlight: The Concert for Darfur. Illustrated by Tara Langlois. Edmonton: Maggie & Pierrot, 2009.
2009 Patti McIntosh, Ollie’s Field Journal: A 9/10ths Happy Story from Africa. Illustrated by Tara Langlois. Photography by Dustin Delfs. Edmonton: Maggie & Pierrot, 2008.
2008 Jamie Bastedo, Free as the Wind: Saving the Horses of Sable Island. Illustrated by Susan Tooke. Calgary: Red Deer Press, 2007.
2007 Jamie Bastedo, On Thin Ice. Calgary: Red Deer Press, 2006.
2006 Patti McIntosh, The Remarkable Maria. Illustrated by Tara Langlois. Edmonton: Maggie & Pierrot, 2005.
2005 Martine Leavitt, Heck Superhero. Calgary: Red Deer Press, 2004.
2004 Rudy Wiebe, Hidden Buffalo. Paintings by Michael Lonechild. Calgary: Red Deer Press, 2003.
2003 Troon Harrison, Courage to Fly. Illustrated by Zhong-Yang Huang. Calgary: Red Deer Press, 2002.
2002 Teresa Toten, The Game. Calgary: Red Deer Press, 2001.
2001 Kevin Major, Eh? to Zed: A Canadian ABeCedarium. Illustrated by Alan Daniel. Calgary: Red Deer Press, 2000.
2000 Rick Book, Necking With Louise. Calgary: Red Deer Press, 1999.
1999 Tim Wynne-Jones, On Tumbledown Hill. Illustrated by Dušan Petričić. Calgary: Red Deer Press, 1998.
1998 Linda Reynolds, Calgary Science Fun Guide/Edmonton Science Fun Guide. Calgary: Bare Bones Publishing, 1997.
1997 Irene Morck., Tiger’s New Cowboy Boots. Red Deer, AB: Red Deer College Press, 1996.
1996 Lois Simmie, Mr. Got to Go. Red Deer, AB: Red Deer College Press, 1995.
1995 Jim McGugan, Josepha. Red Deer, AB: Red Deer College Press, 1994.
1994 David Bly,
1994 David Bly, The McIntyre Liar. Edmonton: Tree Frog Press, 1993.