Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize


Administered By:

Victoria Book Prize Society



Award Status:




Contact Info:

Lorna MacDonald
President, Victoria Book Prize Society
Tel: 250.382.1058

The Bolens Book Prize for Children’s Books was established with the generous support of Bolens Books in recogntition of the high number of first class children’s writers and illustrators living and working in and around Victoria. The $5000 prize will be awarded to the children’s book judged to have the highest literary merit written or illustrated by a resident of the Victoria region. The award is administered by the Victoria Book Prize Society.


Yearsort icon Detail Recipient
2014 Daniel Loxton, Pterosaur Trouble. Illustrated by Daniel Loxton and Jim W.W. Smith. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2013.
2013 Polly Horvath, One Year in Coal Harbour. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2012.
2012 Caitlyn Vernon, Nowhere Else On Earth: Standing Tall for the Great Bear Rainforest. Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 2011.
2011 Kristi Bridgeman, Uirapurú by P.K. Page. Fernie, BC: Oolichan Books, 2010.
2010 Sylvia Olsen, Counting on Hope. Winlaw, BC: Sono Nis Press, 2009.
2009 Penny Draper, Graveyard of the Sea. Regina: Coteau Books, 2008.
2008 Chris Tougas, Mechanimals. Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 2007.