Friday, April 26, 2013

2013 CLA Book Awards

On April 15 the Canadian Library Association (CLA), announced winners for three prestigious awards in children and young adult literature. All of the title listed are available at the Library. Take home one today and find a new favourite book!

Winners include...

Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award


WINNER
You Are Stardust
By Elin Kelsey
Looks at how we are connected to nature in unexpected ways.

Book of the Year for Children

WINNER
The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
By Susin Nielsen
A lovable, difficult protagonist struggles to come to terms with the
horrible crime his brother has committed.

HONOUR BOOKS

A Tinfoil Sky
By Cyndi San-Eveland
Mel and her mother Cecily live rough on the streets and sometimes in the apartment of an abusive man. When Cecily says they've had enough and are going home to her mother's, Mel dreams of security, a comfortable bed, and a grandmother’s love. But her grandmother is not what Mel expects, and though the local library offers her a place to belong, a real home seems beyond her grasp. Mel determines to rise above her fate and find that one special place called home.

The Grave Robber's Apprentice
By Allan Stratton
Hans, a foundling raised by a grave robber, joins the countess Angela von Schwanenberg on a quest to save her parents from an evil archduke and to discover his true identity.

Young Adult Book Award

WINNER

My Book of Life by Angel
By Martine Leavitt
Angel, a sixteen-year-old girl working the streets of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, befriends Melli, an 11-year-old girl in the same situation and realizes she must do all that she can to save Melli and perhaps save herself at the same time.

HONOUR BOOKS

40 Things I Want to Tell You
By Alice Kuipers
Amy (a.k.a. Bird) has a seemingly perfect life, including a hot boyfriend. She writes an online advice column to help other teens take control of their lives, but after Pete--the consummate bad boy-- shows up at school, Bird can't seem to follow her own wisdom, affecting her relationship with her boyfriend.

What Happened to Ivy
By Kathy Stinson
When David's severely disabled younger sister drowns while in the care of their father, he suspects that her death might not have been an accident and must confront his own feelings of guilt while struggling with moral questions about what is right, what is merciful, and what can be forgiven.

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