List O Mania: Canada

Thanks to Laurie and Betsy for the information about the Canadian Awards!

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s site has a list of all the book awards in Canada. There are a lot. At one point I thought I’d link to them all, individually, but, well, did I say there were a lot?

I’ll highlight one: the Canadian Library Association just announced it’s shortlist for the 2013 Young Adult Book Award:

The Calling, by Kelley Armstrong

Bright’s Light, by Susan Juby

40 Things I Want to Tell You, by Alice Kuipers

My Book of Life by Angel, by Martine Leavitt

One Good Hustle, by Billie Livingston

Yesterday, by C.K. Kelly Martin. From my review: “2063. Freya Kallas is sixteen, locked in her room, while something terrible happens with her brother. She struggles as she is forcibly evacuated, crying out for her brother, hating her father, wishing for her mother to do something. The Toxo is spreading, she overhears, as a needle slides into her arm. 1985. Freya Kallas is sixteen, starting a new school, mourning the death of her diplomat father in an explosion, adjusting to life in Canada after a life spent travelling from country to country. Freya feels different from the students around her. Her mother says it’s recovering from the flu; her mother says it’s grief. So Freya spends time with her younger sister, mother, and grandfather, trying to make friends. Then she sees him. Garren. She knows she knows him, even though she doesn’t know how, even though he has no idea who she is. Freya pushes for answers. The more she pushes, the more dangerous it gets, and suddenly she and Garren are on the run and the stakes are bigger than either dreamed. OK, first things first. A sixteen year old named Freya in 2063; a sixteen year old named Freya in 1985. Strange dreams, flashes, and a tag line on the author’s website that says “what do you do when your only future is in the past?” It’s time travel, baby!

The Reluctant Journal of Henry K Larsen, by Susin Nielsen

Such Wicked Intent, by Kenneth Oppel

What Happened to Ivy, by Kathy Stinson

The Last Song, by Eva Wiseman


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