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August 24

A fabulous article in Tablet Magazine by Barbara Silverstein about Second Helpings Please!

Check out the article Legendary Cookbook Turns a New Page

August 16

The finalists have been announced for the 2016 Lane Anderson Awards, honouring Canada’s best science writing.

5 Giraffes by Anne Innis Dagg is a finalist in the Children's Category

July 18

The 2017 Taste Canada Awards shortlists have been announced. The following books are on the shortlists:

British Columbia from Scratch: Recipes for Every Season by Denise Marchessault and Caroline West is shortlisted in the Regional/Cultural Cookbooks category,

The Baker in Me by Daphna Rabinovitch is shortlisted in the Single-Subject Cookbooks category,

Nourish: Whole Food Recipes by Nettie Cronish and Cara Rosenbloom is shortlisted in the Health and Special Diet Cookbooks category.

For more information on the Taste Canada Awards visit

July 5

Haliburton County's Hot Reads, issued by the Haliburton Public Library, included On The Road with the Cooking Ladies: Let's Get Grilling number 6 on this week's top ten list.

June 10

The League of Canadian Poets have announced the winners of the 2017 League of Canadian Poets awards.

The Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for the best first book of poetry published by a Canadian went to Ingrid Ruthig, for her debut book This Being.

From the jury:

“Formally elegant, Ruthig’s poetry is smooth and reflects an impeccable ear. Ruthig picks up an idea and unspools it to its end with precision and calmness. This is a book that took its time to be made and for its performance, being consistently excellent from front to back. Her poems read as sonic and ‘sombre supplicant to the whims/ of living, age, genetics, and weather’ fashioned into a ‘stronghold of I.’”

Click here to see an interview with Ingrid on winning the award.

To see the complete list of awards and winner go to

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta announced the winners of the 2017 Alberta Literary Awards.

Cub's Journey Home by Georgia Graham won the R. Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature.

For more information visit

June 6

The nominees for the 2017/18 Red Cedar Book Awards have been announced. Below are the titles that have been selected:

5 Giraffes by Anne Innis Dagg

Stories of the Aurora by Joan Marie Galat, illustrated by Lorna Bennett

Yellow Dog by Miriam Körner

The full lists of nominees can be found here:

The Rocky Mountain Book Award shortlist has been released.

Yellow Dog by Miriam Körner is on the shortlist

The full shortlist has not been posted to their website yet, but the list can be viewed on their Facebook page:

May 26

The 2017 Skipping Stones Honor Awards has been announced and we have three books selected:

5 Giraffes by Anne Innis Dagg

Bite into Bloodsuckers by Kari-Lynn Winters and Ishta Mercurio

Stories of the Aurora by Joan Marie Galat, illustrated by Lorna Bennett

Also selected from publishers we distribute:

Melena’s Jubilee (Tilbury House)

Wonderful Nature, Wonderful You (Dawn Publications)

Skipping Stones is an international multicultural magazine that promotes multicultural awareness, international understanding and nature appreciation. Visit their web site at

May 24

The Outdoor Writers of Canada have announced their 2017 OWC Communications Award winners for writing.

Second place in the Books category is Dot to Dot in the Sky: Stories of the Aurora by Joan Marie Galat and illustrated by Lorna Bennett.

This annual competition recognizes and rewards excellence in outdoor communication and promotes craft improvement.

For more information about Outdoor Writers of Canada go to:

The 2017 winners have been posted on their website, or you can find the full list on their Facebook page:

May 19

The 2017 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award have been announced.

Dot to Dot in the Sky: Stories of the Aurora by Joan Marie Galat, illustrated by Lorna Bennett, and published by Whitecap Books, has the won for the Canada region.

Also, Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas by Gwendolyn Hooks, illustrated by Colin Bootman, and published by Lee & Low, won for the Texas, Oklahoma region.

For a full list of winners visit:

The Crystal Kite awards are a peer-voted honor bestowed for excellence in children’s books. SCBWI members vote in 15 regions across the world to recognize outstanding books written and illustrated by their peers. Over 1,000 books across all categories including picture books, middle grade, chapter books, young adult and nonfiction were entered in the competition.

The winners of the Atlantic Book Awards have been announced.

The winner of the Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children’s Literature is Into the Wasteland by Lesley Choyce and Published by Red Deer Press.

To see the list of winners and nominees go to

May 15

The spring edition of CCBC's Best Books for Kids & Teens is out. Below are the books we have featured (Starred titles indicate titles with exceptional calibre).

5 Giraffes by Anne Innis Dagg (starred)

Closing Down Heaven by Lesley Choyce

The Pact by Amanda West Lewis

Yellow Dog by Miriam Körner (starred)

     From our agencies:

Akilak's Adventure (Inhabit Media) (starred)

Animals Illustrated: Muskox (Inhabit Media)

Animals Illustrated: Narwhal (Inhabit Media)

Animals Illustrated: Polar Bear (Inhabit Media)

The Caterpillar Woman (Inhabit Media)

Kiviuq and the Marmaids (Inhabit Media)

Quista (Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing)

The Salarian Desert Game (Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing)

Melena's Jubilee (Tilbury House Publishers)

The TD Summer Reading Club's Top Recommended Reads has been released.

The list includes Mingan, My Village: Poems by Innu Schoolchildren, illustrated by Rogé.

The full list can be viewed here:

Spreading the Word has posted a video of Lori Weber, author of Yellow Mini, where she discusses her writing process.

Click here to see the video:

Spreading the Word is a project created to inspire Quebec’s English-speaking seniors and provide them with the tools to organize their own book clubs and readings. It also celebrates Quebec's many fantastic authors.

May 5

The Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Awards nominees for 2018 have been announced:

Yellow Dog by Miriam Körner has been nominated.

Born With: Erika & Gianni by Lorna Schultz Nicholson and published by Clockwise Press has also been nominated.

The full list of nominated titles can be viewed at

The International Literacy Association (ILA) has released their annual Choices reading lists, which feature their favourite recently published books for children and young adult readers.

The Pact by Amanda West Lewis has been selected for the Young Adults’ Choices 2017 Reading List.

Each year, the ILA publishes the Children’s Choices, Teachers’ Choices, and Young Adults’ Choices reading lists to coincide with Children’s Book Week. The Choices lists are compiled from recommendations from children, young adults, and educators across the United States which are used in classrooms, libraries, and homes to help readers of all ages find books they will enjoy.

You can view the complete lists at