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October 23

Some relatively recent award announcements:

2020 Aurora Award


Nominated  in the Best Young Adult Category


2020-21 Hackmatack Award Shortlist


Sharing Our Truths/Tapwe



2020 Western Canada Jewish Book Award

City on Strike

Shortlisted in the Children/Youth category


On Bank Street College of Education's Best Children's Books of the Year 2020 list:


The Imperfect Garden




Sharing Our Truths/Tapwe



I Didn’t Stand Up

(Clockwise Press)


June 19

The 2020 High Plains Book Awards Finalists are announced.

Truth and Beauty in the Canadian Rockies, by Lisa Christensen, has been selected as one of three finalists in the Art and Photography category.



June 13

The Canadian Historical Association announced their annual Clio Award winners for 2020.

Winning a Lifetime Achievement Award is Dr. Bill Waiser for his outstanding contributions to the history of Saskatchewan.



November 6

The 2019 Quebec Writer’s Federation’s Literary Awards Gala took place on Tuesday, November 5. The winner in the Children's and Young Adult Literature category was:

Yipee's Gold Mountain by Raquel Rivera



October 22

The selection committees have made their choices for the shortlists for the 2019-20 Hackmatack Awards. Nominated in the English Fiction category was:

Talking to the Moon by Jan L. Coates



The Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award is a literary program designed for young readers in Atlantic Canada.

Each year, thousands of children in grades four to six (aged nine to twelve) read from the selection of outstanding Canadian books and vote for their favourites.

October 7

The 2019 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Winners have been announced. Several books that we published, as well as books by publishers we distribute, were among the winners and finalists. Below are the award-winning books you will find on our site, by category:

Picture Book – All Ages

GOLD: The Moon Watched it All, by Shelley A. Leedahl; illustrated by Aino Anto




SILVER: I Didn’t Stand Up, by Lucy Falcone; illustrated by Jacqueline Hudon (Clockwise Press)



Pre-Teen Fiction – Mature Issues

GOLD: Fox Magic, by Beverly Brenna




Young Adult Fiction – Historical / Cultural

BRONZE: Kate’s Ring, by Donna Grassby




Children’s Poetry

GOLD: Poetree, by Caroline Pignat; illustrated by François Thisdale




Non-Fiction – Picture Book

SILVER: Charlotte’s Bones: The Beluga Whale in a Farmer’s Field, by Erin Rounds; illustrated by Alison Carver (Tilbury House Publishers)



About the Moonbeam Awards

Publishing services company Jenkins Group and created the Moonbeam contest in 2006 as a way to open up awards in children’s publishing to all types of publishers and genres. By developing a contest that would recognize winners in each of the nuanced categories of children’s publishing, IP hoped to bring attention to the under-sung children’s books and their creators who fell between the cracks in larger, more general contests.

October 1

The Quebec Writers’ Federation have announced the 2019 QWF Literary Awards shortlist. The 3 finalists include:

Yipee’s Gold Mountain, by Raquel Rivera



September 17

On Monday September 16 the National Arts Centre Indigenous theatre honoured trailblazing artists at the Moshkamo opening.

Among the 4 Indigenous artists honoured was our author Tomson Highway (center).

August 12

The 2019 Skipping Stones Book Awards have been announced. 27 wonderful books have been awarded under 2 categories, as well as 3 Teaching Resources. The honour books include 7 of our books.

Skipping Stones is an award-winning, international, non-profit magazine. They celebrate ecological and cultural diversity, facilitate a meaningful exchange of ideas and experiences. Young readers of Skipping Stones, ages 8 to 16, hail from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

In the Multicultural and International Books Category:

Smiley: A Journey of Love, by Joanne George. Picturebook. Ages 6-10.




The Birdman by Troon Harrison, illust. François Thisdale. Picturebook. Ages 5-9.




The Spirit Trackers by Jan Bourdeau Waboose, illustr. François Thisdale. Picturebook. Ages 6-9.



Runner: Harry Jerome, World’s Fastest Man, a novel by Norma Charles. Ages 11-15.




Fox Magic, a novel by Beverley Brenna. Ages 11-15.




In the Nature and Ecology Books Category:

Everyone Can Be A Changemaker: The Ashoka Effect, by Christine Welldon. Ages 8-13.




Stories in the Clouds: Weather Science and Mythology from Around the World, by Joan Marie Galat, illustr. Georgia Graham. Ages 8-12.