CLA Announces 2010 Award Finalists

The Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award Committee of the Canadian Library Association announced the shortlist for the 2010 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award. This award recognizes an illustrator of a noteworthy Canadian book, published in 2009, that appeals to children up to the age of 12 years.

Congratulations to our illustrators, Bill Slavin and Nicolas Debon!

It’s a Snap! George Eastman’s First Photograph
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Bill Slavin
ISBN 978-0-88776-881-1
Hardcover
32 Pages
Introducing our Great Idea Series, a first biography for young readers!

Timmerman Was Here
Written by Colleen Sydor
Illustrated by Nicolas Debon
ISBN 978-0-88776-890-3
Hardcover
32 Pages
Timmerman Was Here is a charming tale of mystery, perception, and the gift of friendship.

The Young Adult Services Interest Group of the Canadian Library Association announced the shortlist for the 2010 Young Adult Book Award. This award recognizes an author of an outstanding English-language Canadian work of fiction, published in 2009, that appeals to young adults between the ages of 13 and 18.

Congratulations to Shane Peacock!

Vanishing Girl
The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Third Case
Written by Shane Peacock
ISBN 978-0-88776-852-1
Hardcover
320 Pages
The third case in the compelling Boy Sherlock Holmes series is full of as many twists and turns as the backstreets of Victorian London.

The Canadian Association of Children’s Librarians, Section of the Canadian Association of Public Libraries announced the shortlist for the 2010 Book of the Year for Children Award. This award recognizes a Canadian author of an outstanding book published in Canada in 2009, which appeals to children up to and including age 12.

Congratulations to Nancy Hartry, Eva Wiseman, and Shane Peacock!

Watching Jimmy
Written by Nancy Hartry
ISBN 978-0-88776-871-2
Hardcover
160 Pages
A novel of danger, warmth, and dark humor — about a brain-damaged young boy and the friend who knows a terrible secret. Click here for the teacher guide.

Puppet
Written by Eva Wiseman
ISBN 978-0-88776-828-6
Hardcover
252 Pages
This powerful fictionalized account of one of the last blood libel trial in Europe is told through the eyes of Julie, a friend of the murdered Esther, and a servant at the jail where Morris is imprisoned. Once again, Eva Wiseman illuminates a heartbreaking episode in history for young readers.

Vanishing Girl
The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Third Case
Written by Shane Peacock
ISBN 978-0-88776-852-1
Hardcover
320 Pages
The third case in the compelling Boy Sherlock Holmes series is full of as many twists and turns as the backstreets of Victorian London.

The winners will be announced prior to the Canadian Library Association National Conference. The awards will be presented at the CLA National Conference and Trade Show at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton on June 3, 2010.

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