BC Book Prizes

The BC Book Prizes are almost here – the Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prize Gala is on April 26th (tickets are $70 and available through the BC Book Prizes website).

To start off BC Book and Magazine Week, there is the BC Book Prizes Soirée on April 19, 7-9. It’s a free event where you’ll have a chance to meet some of the nominees. More info about this event can be found on the website as well.

Quite a few of my fellow CWILL BC members are nominees in the children’s book categories. Here is the list of the nominees. Visit the BCBP website to read about the books.

Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize

Supported by the BC Library Association
Judges: Julie Burtinshaw, Shelley Hrdlitschka and David Ward

The Alchemist’s Dream
by John Wilson
Publisher: Key Porter Books

Baboon: A Novel
by David Jones
Publisher: Annick Press

The Corps of the Bare-Boned Plane
by Polly Horvath
Publisher: Groundwood Books

For Now

by Gayle Friesen
Publisher: Kids Can Press

by Meg Tilly
Publisher: Tundra Books

Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize

Supported by Kate Walker and Company
Judges: Alison Acheson, Kathryn Shoemaker and John Wilson

The Day It All Blew Away
by Lisa Cinar
Publisher: Simply Read Books

Elf the Eagle

by Ron Smith
Illustrated by Ruth Campbell
Publisher: Oolichan Books

Jeffrey and Sloth
by Kari-Lynn Winters
Illustrated by Ben Hodson
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

by Nan Gregory
Illustrated by Luc Melanson
Publisher: Groundwood Books

A Sea-Wishing Day
by Robert Heidbreder
Illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton
Publisher: Kids Can Press

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