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Winners of GG's Awards for Kids Books 2012–17

Created by kileyturner
tagged: Children's fiction, illustration, GGs
These are the books that have won Governor General's Literature Awards for children's text and children's illustrated fiction from 2012–17.

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Marrow Thieves

by Cherie Dimaline
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 25
  • Grade: 8 to 17
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, environment, dystopian

P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 10pt">Shortlisted for 2018 CBC Canada Reads

Winner of 2017 Governor General's Literary Award (Young People's Literature - Text)
Winner of 2017 Kirkus Prize
Nominated for 2018 Forest of Reading - White Pine Awards
A Globe and Mail Best Book

Shortlisted for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award
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Calvin

by Martine Leavitt
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: non-classifiable

Seventeen-year-old Calvin has always known his fate is linked to the comic book character from Calvin & Hobbes. He was born on the day the last strip was published; his grandpa left a stuffed tiger named Hobbes in his crib; and he even has a best friend named Susie. As a child Calvin played with the toy Hobbes, controlling his every word and action …

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When We Were Alone

by David A. Robertson, illustrated by Julie Flett
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: native canadian, multigenerational, values & virtues, prejudice & racism, arts & humanities, post-confederation (1867-)

When a young girl helps tend to her grandmother’s garden, she begins to notice things that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have long, braided hair and beautifully coloured clothing? Why does she speak another language and spend so much time with her family? As she asks her grandmother about these things, she is told about life in a res …

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Tokyo Digs a Garden

by Jon-Erik Lappano, illustrated by Kellen Hatanaka
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 3 to 7
tagged: environment, city & town life

Winner of the 2016 Governor General's Literary Award for Young People's Literature — Illustrated Books

Tokyo lives in a small house between giant buildings with his family and his cat, Kevin. For years, highways and skyscrapers have been built up around the family’s house where once there were hills and trees. Will they ever experience the natur …

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Sidewalk Flowers

by JonArno Lawson, illustrated by Sydney Smith
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: imagination & play, parents

Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Illustrated Book

A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year

In this wordless picture book, a little girl collects wildflowers while her distracted father pays her little attention. Each flower becomes a gift, and whether the gift is noticed or ignored, both giver and re …

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The Gospel Truth

by Caroline Pignat
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: civil war period (1850-1877), 19th century, novels in verse
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When Everything Feels like the Movies

by Raziel Reid
edition: Paperback
tagged: gay, lgbt

WINNER, Governor General's Literary Award

CBC Canada Reads 2015 Runner-up

An edgy and extravagant YA novel about a glamorous boy named Jude.

School is just like a film set: there's The Crew, who make things happen, The Extras who fill the empty desks, and The Movie Stars, whom everyone wants tagged in their Facebook photos. But Jude doesn't fit in. He …

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This One Summer

created by Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 13 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 17
tagged: friendship, girls & women

Winner of the Governor General's Award for Children's Illustration

Rose and Windy are summer friends whose families have visited Awago Beach for as long as they can remember. But this year is different, and they soon find themselves tangled in teen love and family crisis. From the creators of Skim comes an investigation into the mysterious world of …