amazon.ca

Thousands of Canadian-authored kids and YA books

rated!
rated!

2018 Willow Finalists

Created by 49thShelf
  • Age: 3 to 100
  • Grade: p to 17
tagged: willow awards, 49th kids, middle grade, young adult, award nominees
Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice Awards is a volunteer-run, non-profit, registered charity begun in 2001. The mission of SYRCA – Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice Awards – The Willow Awards, Inc. is to promote reading and celebrate Canadian literature. Each year, Saskatchewan children and youth vote for Willow Award recipients from finalists nominated in three award categories. The three categories were established to encourage participation by all children, regardless of the level at which they are reading. They include: The Shining Willow Award for books written for young readers The Diamond Willow Award for books written for upper elementary readers in grades 4 to 6 The Snow Willow Award for books written for readers in grades 7 & up Participation in the Willow Awards is free to Saskatchewan children and youth. They may vote for their favourite book in any category in which they have read the minimum number of books required. Individuals may vote. Teachers, librarians or teacher-librarians can submit tallies of votes made in their buildings.

Showing 1-8 of 25 books

rated!
rated!

Heartwood Hotel Book 1: A True Home

by Kallie George, illustrated by Stephanie Graegin
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged:

“Charming and imaginative, and full of endearing characters who excel at kindness as only animals can. With stories that highlight the power of friendship, Heartwood Hotel is sure to leave readers eager to visit again.” —Ashley Spires, author and illustrator of The Most Magnificent Thing

“If there’s one thing Vancouver author Kallie George …

rated!
rated!

The Bonaventure Adventures

by Rachelle Delaney
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: circus, school & education, friendship

A middle-grade novel for fans of boarding school stories -- with a dash of The Mysterious Benedict Society and a splash of Circus Mirandus!

     Sebastian Konstantinov has grown up in a travelling circus, surrounded by talented performers. Seb, however, has no circus skills at all. He can't even turn a somersault. But he does know this: the old-fash …

rated!
rated!

Dominion

by Shane Arbuthnott
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: fantasy & magic, steampunk, values & virtues

Molly grew up hearing the tales of Haviland Stout, her ancestor who discovered the dangerous magical spirits that inhabit the far corners of the world. Now, on the edge of the New World, in the British Dominion of Terra Nova, Molly and her family collect spirits aboard their airship, the Legerdemain.
But when Molly captures a spirit that can speak …

rated!
rated!

Optimists Die First

by Susin Nielsen
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: diseases, illnesses & injuries, general (see also headings under social themes)

This touching, hilarious tragi-comedy by award-winning author Susin Nielsen proves: Life is out to get you. But so is love. A quirky alternative to the "sick lit" genre for YA readers.

     Petula's funny, and a crafting genius, but no social star at high school, and it doesn't help that she's isolated herself after her adored toddler sister died. P …

rated!
rated!

The Valiant

by Lesley Livingston
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged:

The youngest daughter of a proud Celtic king, Fallon has always lived in the shadow of her older sister Sorcha’s legendary reputation as a warrior. But when Fallon was a young child, the armies of Julius Caesar invaded the island of Britain and her beloved sister was killed in battle.

On the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Fallon is excited to f …

rated!
rated!

When Planet Earth Was New

by James Gladstone, illustrated by Katherine Diemert
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 5
tagged: prehistoric, biology, environmental science & ecosystems

It has taken billions of years for Earth to become the planet it is today. When Planet Earth Was New looks back to the very beginning, using a poetic approach grounded in scientific fact to give an overview of how the planet has changed over time: from hot lava to the formation of oceans to the evolution of living things in water and on land. The …

rated!
rated!

The Winnowing

by Vikki VanSickle
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: dystopian, coming of age, friendship

In a world where the familiar has sinister undertones, two friends are torn apart just when they need one another most. Can they both survive?

Marivic Stone lives in a small world, and that's fine with her. Home is with her beloved grandfather in a small town that just happens to be famous for a medical discovery that saved humankind - though not wi …

rated!
rated!

Hit the Ground Running

by Alison Hughes
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: car & road trips, siblings, coming of age

Sixteen-year-old Dee and her seven-year-old brother, Eddie, have been on their own for six weeks. Their father has seemingly vanished into the baking Arizona desert. Their money is drying up and the rent is coming due, but it's a visit from a social worker and the prospect of being separated from Eddie that scares Dee enough to flee. She dupes her …