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2019 Sunburst Award Longlist: YA Fiction

Created by 49thShelf
  • Age: 8 to 100
  • Grade: 3 to 17
tagged: ya, sci-fi, fantasy, sunburst, young adult, middle grade, award nominees
Attention, Sci-Fi and Fantasy fans! The Sunburst Award Committee is pleased to announce the 2019 longlist for the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. This year’s lists are comprised of a mixture of established authors, talented newcomers, and past nominees. For a full list, see http://www.sunburstaward.org/2019-longlist

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The Ruinous Sweep

by Tim Wynne-Jones
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, death & dying, visionary & metaphysical

A rainy night. An empty highway. And no memory. From award-winning author Tim Wynne-Jones comes a riveting murder mystery that will keep readers enthralled until the last page.

On the night Donovan Turner is thrown out of a car on a highway in the middle of nowhere, he can barely remember his own name, let alone the past twenty-four hours. Where is …

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A World Below

by Wesley King
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: survival stories, science fiction, mysteries & detective stories

“A swift-paced survival tale that’s a cool blend of Lord of the Flies and Journey to the Center of the Earth.” —School Library Journal
“A sharp meditation on the seemingly universal difficulties of being young, smart, and uncertain.” —BCCB
“A multifaceted journey from darkness to light.” —Kirkus Reviews
Winner of the Red Maple …

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North to Benjamin

by Alan Cumyn
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: dogs, parents

Hatchet meets Maybe a Fox in this piercing novel about Edgar, a boy who has lost the ability to speak and can only bark, and his dog Benjamin as they travel through the freezing Yukon wilderness in order to stop Edgar’s mother from making a huge mistake.

Eleven-year-old Edgar knows whenever his mother gets “the look” they won’t be staying w …

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Not Even Bones

by Rebecca Schaeffer
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: dark fantasy

"Twisty, grisly, genre-bending and immersive,Not Even Bones will grab you by the throat and drag you along as it gleefully tramples all of your expectations." —Sara Holland,New York Times best-selling author ofEverless Dexter meetsThis Savage Song in this dark fantasy about a girl who sells magical body parts on the black market—until she’s b …

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Super

by Jennifer Chen
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 13
tagged: adventure

In 1900, Frances E. Shaw floats innocuously from her hospital bed, and changes the world forever. With Frances dawns the era of "Supers", children that develop extraordinary supernatural powers during puberty. Crime plummets. Wars stall. Magnificent children sweep the world by storm, and everyone is entranced.In the present day, all eyes are on Bea …

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Black Chuck

by Regan McDonell
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: violence, boys & men

Psycho. Sick. Dangerous. Réal Dufresne's reputation precedes him. When the mangled body of his best friend, Shaun, turns up in a field just east of town, tough-as-hell Réal blames himself. But except for the nightmares, all Ré remembers is beating the living crap out of Shaun the night of his death.
Shaun's girlfriend, sixteen-year-old Evie Haw …

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Tess of the Road

by Rachel Hartman
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: medieval

Meet Tess, a brave new heroine from beloved epic fantasy author Rachel Hartman.

In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons get to be whomever they want. Tess, stubbornly, is a troublemaker. You can't make a scene at your sister's wedding and break a relative's nose with one punch (no mat …