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1 CLA Book of the Year for Children Award 2012 – Notables! Myra Junyk – Chair Selection Jury

2 Eligibility To merit consideration for the CLA Book of the Year for Children Award, a book must have been published in Canada, in 2011 and its author must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. Any work that is an act of creative writing (i.e., fiction, poetry, narrative, non-fiction, retelling of traditional literature) shall be deemed eligible regardless of published format, including anthologies and collections. ate=/TaggedPage/TaggedPageDisplay.cfm&TPLID=28&ContentID=3726 ate=/TaggedPage/TaggedPageDisplay.cfm&TPLID=28&ContentID=3726

3 The Selection Jury The members of this years jury were: Myra Junyk (Literacy Advocate and Author, Toronto – Chair) Megan Clare (Librarian, Waterloo) Jaclyn McLean (Librarian, Prince Albert) Kay Weisman (Childrens Literature Consultant, Vancouver) Alexandra Yarrow (Librarian, Ottawa).

4 The Selection Process accept submissions from publishers of books which would appeal to children up to and including age 12 (218 books in total) read, review and discuss online create a long-list of 32 titles for thorough reading and review read, review, discuss online and via teleconference select a list of ten finalists consider and discuss the merits of the top ten via teleconference select winner and two honour books

5 Finalists When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew by Jan Andrews (Groundwood) No Ordinary Day by Deborah Ellis (Groundwood) That Boy Red by Rachna Gilmore (Harper Collins Canada) Howl by Karen Hood Caddy (Dundurn) Dragon Seers Gift by Janet McNaughton (Harper Collins Canada) From Then to Now: A Short History of the World by Christopher Moore (Tundra Books) The Tiffin by Mahtab Narsimhan (Dancing Cat Books) Dragon Turn by Shane Peacock (Tundra Books) The Whole Truth by Kit Pearson (Harper Collins Canada) Empire of Ruins by Arthur Slade (Harper Collins Canada)

6 When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew by Jan Andrews (Groundwood)

7 No Ordinary Day by Deborah Ellis (Groundwood)

8 Howl by Karen HoodCaddy (Dundurn)

9 From Then to Now: A Short History of the World by Christopher Moore (Tundra Books)

10 The Tiffin by Mahtab Narsimhan (Dancing Cat Books)

11 Dragon Turn by Shane Peacock (Tundra Books)

12 Empire of Ruins by Arthur Slade (Harper Collins Canada)

13 2012 CLA Book of the Year for Children Honour Books are…

14 That Boy Red by Rachna Gilmore (Harper Collins Canada)

15 Dragon Seers Gift by Janet McNaughton (Harper Collins Canada)

16 Winner of 2012 CLA Book of the Year for Children Award is…

17 The Whole Truth by Kit Pearson (Harper Collins Canada)

18 The CLA Book of the Year Award for Children Jury salutes the efforts and accomplishments of all Canadian writers of childrens literature and their publishers for providing our children with an exceptional collection of quality books that easily meets the interests and reading abilities of all children.


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