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2022 CCBC Book Awards Shortlists

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is excited to announce the finalists for the following eight major awards celebrating Canadian books for young people, including new awards, the Arlene Barlin Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy and the David Booth Children’s and Youth Poetry Award. Missing from our list here are the following titles, which are also nominees: If I Tell You the Truth, Written by Jasmin Kaur; The Project, by Courtney Summers; Thanks a Lot, Universe, by Chad Lucas; Sisters of the Snake, by Sarena Nanua and Sasha Nanua; Spell Sweeper, by Lee Edward Födi;

by Kerry Clare


by (author) Thomas King
illustrated by Natasha Donovan

The Fabulous Zed Watson!

by (author) Basil Sylvester
illustrated by Kevin Sylvester

Growing Up Trans

In Our Own Words

edited by Lindsay Herriot & Kate Fry

A Kid Is a Kid Is a Kid

by (author) Sara O'Leary
illustrated by Qin Leng

On the Trapline

by (author) David A. Robertson
illustrated by Julie Flett

Hare B&B

by (author) Bill Richardson
illustrated by Bill Pechet

Lala's Words

A Story of Planting Kindness

illustrated by Gracey Zhang

Time Is a Flower

by (author) Julie Morstad

We All Play

illustrated by Julie Flett

Boy from Buchenwald

by (author) Robbie Waisman & Susan McClelland

The Girl Who Loved Giraffes

And Became the World's First Giraffologist

by (author) Kathy Stinson
illustrated by François Thisdale

Mad for Ads

How Advertising Gets (and Stays) in Our Heads

by (author) Erica Fyvie
illustrated by Ian Turner

The Power of Style

How Fashion and Beauty Are Being Used to Reclaim Cultures

by (author) Christian Allaire

Dear Peter, Dear Ulla

by (author) Barbara Nickel

Elvis, Me, and the Lemonade Stand Summer

by (author) Leslie Gentile

Second Chances

Crisis And Renewal In Our Everyday Lives

by (author) Tom Koch

Stealing Home

Baseball Poems

by (author) Dwayne Brenna

Traitors Among Us

by (author) Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

Blood Like Magic

by (author) Liselle Sambury

Iron Widow

by (author) Xiran Jay Zhao

Misfit in Love

by (author) S.K. Ali

Living With Viola

by (author) Rosena Fung

Hunting by Stars

(A Marrow Thieves Novel)

by (author) Cherie Dimaline

The Book of Selkie

A Paper Doll Book

by (author) Briana Corr Scott

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