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Red Cedar Award Announces Winners and Nominees

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Red Cedar Book Award

The Red Cedar Awards, British Columbia’s Young Readers’ Choice awards, recently announced its 2011/2012 winners. Since November, young readers between grades 4 and 7 have been casting their votes for the best books for young readers and the winning titles are:

Information Book Award Winner: How to Build Your Own Country by Valerie Wyatt, illustrated by Fred Rix (Kids Can Press)

Fiction Award Winner: After the Fire by Becky Citra (Orca Book Publishers)

And hot on the heels of announcing the winners, the Red Cedar has released its nominations for the 2012/2013 awards.

Fiction Nominees:

Ice Storm by Penny Draper (Coteau Books For Kids)
Racing Home by Adele Dueck (Coteau Books For Kids)
That Boy Red by Rachna Gilmore (Harper Trophy Canada)
To Stand on My Own: the Polio Epidemic Diary of Noreen Robertson by Barbara Howarth-Attard (Scholastic Canada)
Saving Arm Pit by Natalie Hyde (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
Count Me In by Sara Leach (Orca Book Publishers)
Exiles From the War: The War Guest Diary of Charlotte Mary Twiss by Jean Little (Scholastic Canada)
The Listening Tree by Celia Barker Lottridge (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
Dragon Seer’s Gift by Janet McNaughton (HarperCollins Publishers)
Amos Daragon: The Mask Wearer by Bryan Perro (Delacorte Books for Young Readers)
Nutz! by Virginia Frances Schwartz (Tradewind Books)
Catboy by Eric Walters (Orca Book Publishers)

Information Nominees:

Mathemagic!: Number Tricks by Lynda Colgan, illustrated by Jane Kurisu (Kids Can Press)
Harness Horses, Bucking Broncos & Pit Ponies: A History Of Horse Breeds by Jeff Crosby and Shelley Ann Jackson (Tundra Books)
Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan’s Rescue From War by Marsha Forchuck Skrypuch (Pajama Press)
Spy, Spy Again: True Tales Of Failed Espionage by Tina Holdcroft (Annick Press)
Off To Class: Incredible And Unusual Schools Around The World by Susan Hughes (Owl Kids)
The White Ballets: Swan Lake, Giselle, and La Bayadere by Rajka Kupesic (Tundra Books)
The Sea Wolves: Living Wild In The Great Bear Rainforest by Ian McAllister and Nicholas Read (Orca Book Publishers)
Emily Included: A True Story by Kathleen McDonnell (Second Story Press)
Hockey Trailblazers by Nicole Mortillaro (Scholastic)
Totally Human: Why We Look And Act The Way We Do by Cynthia Pratt Nicholson, illustrated by Dianne Eastman (Kids Can Press)
Highway of Heroes by Kathy Stinson (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
Shannen And The Dream For A School by Janet Wilson (Second Story Press)
Our Earth: How Kids Are Saving The Planet by Janet Wilson (Second Story Press)
Explorers Who Made It... Or Died Trying by Frieda Wishinsky (Scholastic)

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