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August 12

The 2019 Skipping Stones Book Awards have been announced. 27 wonderful books have been awarded under 2 categories, as well as 3 Teaching Resources. The honour books include 7 of our books.

Skipping Stones is an award-winning, international, non-profit magazine. They celebrate ecological and cultural diversity, facilitate a meaningful exchange of ideas and experiences. Young readers of Skipping Stones, ages 8 to 16, hail from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

In the Multicultural and International Books Category:

Smiley: A Journey of Love, by Joanne George. Picturebook. Ages 6-10.




The Birdman by Troon Harrison, illust. François Thisdale. Picturebook. Ages 5-9.




The Spirit Trackers by Jan Bourdeau Waboose, illustr. François Thisdale. Picturebook. Ages 6-9.



Runner: Harry Jerome, World’s Fastest Man, a novel by Norma Charles. Ages 11-15.




Fox Magic, a novel by Beverley Brenna. Ages 11-15.




In the Nature and Ecology Books Category:

Everyone Can Be A Changemaker: The Ashoka Effect, by Christine Welldon. Ages 8-13.




Stories in the Clouds: Weather Science and Mythology from Around the World, by Joan Marie Galat, illustr. Georgia Graham. Ages 8-12.



June 21

The Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 was one of the most famous and influential strikes in Canadian history. For six weeks, May 15 to June 26, more than 30,000 strikers brought economic activity to a standstill in Winnipeg. Today marks the 100th anniversary of the photograph below. To learn more about the General Strike read our recent Y/A novel:

City on Strike by Harriet Zaidman.


June 6

The winners of the Atlantic Book Awards were announced at a ceremony held in St. John’s. The winner of the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association’s Best Atlantic-Published Book Award was:

Saltwater Mittens from the Island of Newfoundland: More than 20 Heritage Designs to Knit,
by Christine LeGrow and Shirley A. Scott (published by Boulder Books)


June 1

The Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC), have released their spring edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens 2019 (BBKT). The following Fitzhenry & Whiteside titles were selected for inclusion:

The Birdman by Troon Harrison and Illustrated by François Thisdale


The Garden (A Starred selection) by Meghan Ferrari


Kate's Ring by Donna Grassby



Stories in the Clouds: Weather Science and Mythology from Around the World by Joan Marie Galat and illustrated by Georgia Graham


Talking to the Moon by Jan L Coates


When Wolves Howl by Georgia Graham



May 31

The winners of the 2019 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award were announced this morning in a

ceremony at Paul O’Regan Hall in Halifax Central Library. The winner in the English Non-fiction category was:


Author Joanne George for Smiley: A Journey of Love


May 23

The Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Awards winners were announced. Winning the 2018 Snow Willow Award for grades 7 and up is


Yellow Dog by Miriam Korner.


May 21

The B.C.'s Young Readers' Choice Awards have announced the winners for 2019 Red Cedar Book Awards. The winner in the Non-Fiction category is:


Smiley: A Journey of Love by Joanne George


May 21

The Atlantic Book Awards Society is pleased to announce the shortlist for the thirteen different book prizes that make up the 2019 Atlantic Book Awards. Nominated for the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association Best Atlantic-Published Book Award is:


Saltwater Mittens: From the Island of Newfoundland, More Than 20 Heritage Designs to Knit by Christine LeGrow & Shirley A. Scott, published by Boulder Books


May 10

The 2019 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award shortlists have been announced. On the shortlist is:


The Origin of Day and Night, by Paula Ikuutaq Rumbolt and illustrated by Lenny Lishchenko, (published by Inhabit Media)


There are two annual prizes of $6,000 each to recognize artistic excellence in writing and illustration in English-language Canadian picture books for Children’s picture book and for Young adult/Middle reader. A nomination committee selected the shortlists, with two student juries from Scarborough’s Eastview Public School ultimately choosing the winners, to be announced at a school assembly in June.

April 6

The Crystal Kite Award have announced their nominees for 2019. Included in the list is


Hungry for Science: Poems to Crunch On by Kari-Lynn Winters & Lori Sherritt-Fleming and illustrated by Peggy Collins


The annual Crystal Kite Award is a peer-given award to recognize great books from 15 SCBWI regional divisions around the world.