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

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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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Northwest Passage

by Stan Rogers, illustrated by Matt James
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 0
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: exploration & discovery, polar regions, popular

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

Award-winning artist Matt James takes the iconic song "Northwest Passage" by legendary Canadian songwriter and singer Stan Rogers and tells the dramatic story of the search for the elusive route through the Arctic Ocean to the Pacific, which for hundreds of years and once ag …

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The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B

by Teresa Toten
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: depression, marriage & divorce, contemporary

Two-time Governor General's Award nominee Teresa Toten is back with a compulsively readable new book for teens!
When Adam meets Robyn at a support group for kids coping with obsessive-compulsive disorder, he is drawn to her almost before he can take a breath. He's determined to protect and defend her--to play Batman to her Robyn--whatever the cost …

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Virginia Wolf

by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: siblings, imagination & play

Vanessa's sister, Virginia, is in a “wolfish” mood --- growling, howling and acting very strange. It's a funk so fierce, the whole household feels topsy-turvy. Vanessa tries everything she can think of to cheer her up, but nothing seems to work. Then Virginia tells Vanessa about an imaginary, perfect place called Bloomsberry. Armed with an idea …