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2012-2013 Awards and Honors

"Scribbling Women" True Tales from Astonishing Lives
Marthe Jocelyn

  • Finalist, Ontario Arts Council's Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards in the Young Adult / Middle Reader
  • Silver Winner, Nautilus Book & Audio Book Awards' in Mid Grade & Teen Non-Fiction
  • Preliminary List, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award
  • Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids & Teens
  • Honor List, VOYA Magazine's Non-Fiction

A Night on the Town
Caroline Merola

  • Selected, Canadian Toy Testing Council's Great Book for Children

A Tinfoil Sky
Cyndi Sand-Eveland

  • Nominated, Ontario Library Association's Silver Birch Award - Fiction

All Aboard! Elijah McCoy's Steam Engine
Monica Kulling / Bill Slavin

  • Nominated, Ontario Library Association's Silver Birch Express Award
  • Nominated, National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council's Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12

Amazing Animals: The Remarkable Things That Creatures Do    
Margriet Ruurs  / W. Allan Hancock         

  • Selected, Canadian Children's Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens     
  • Preliminary List, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada’s Information Book Award 

Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom  
Susin Nielsen                    

  • Winner, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Awards   
  • Finalist, Ontario Library Association’s Red Maple Fiction Award
  • Gold Medal Winner, Rocky Mountain Book Award  
  • Short-listed, Children's Writers & Illustrators of British Columbia Society ‘s Chocolate Lily Book Award

Ella May and the Wishing Stone              
Cary Fagan / Geneviève Côté    

  • Nominated, Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Award’s Shining Willow Award   
  • Selected, Canadian Children's Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens     
  • Nominated, Ontario Library Association’s Blue Spruce Award

First Descent    
Pam Withers                     

  • Silver Winner, Nautilus Book & Audio Book Award in Mid Grade & Teen Fiction         
  • Selected, Canadian Children's Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens     
  • Nominated, Ontario Library Association’s Red Maple Award - Fiction

Five Thousand Years of Slavery
Marjorie Gann / Janet Willen                     

  • Preliminary List, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada’s Information Book Award
  • Winner, Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group’s Notable Books for a Global Society Book Award
  • Gold Winner, Nautilus Book & Audio Book Award in Mid Grade & Teen Non Fiction
  • Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens    

From Then to Now: A Short History of the World            
Christopher Moore / Andrej Krystoforski

  • Preliminary List, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada’s Information Book Award       
  • Finalist, Canadian Library Association’s Book of the Year for Children Award
  • Selected, Canadian Children's Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens     
Gunner: Hurricane Horse           
Judy Andrekson / David Parkins
  • Selected, Canadian Toy Testing Council’s Great Book for Children    
Here Comes Hortense!
Heather Hartt-Sussman / Georgia Graham           
  • Nominated, Ontario Library Association’s Blue Spruce Award            

In the Bag! Margaret Knight Wraps It Up
Monica Kulling / David Parkins 

  • Honor Book, The Simon Wiesenthal Center - Museum of Tolerance Library and Archive’s Once Upon A World Children's Book Award 
  • Preliminary List, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada’s Information Book Award       
  • Nominated, Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Award’s Shining Willow Award  
  • Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens    
  • Finalist, Canada Council for the Arts’ Governor General’s Literary Award – Children’s Illustration       
  • Nominated, Ontario Library Association’s Golden Oak Award             
  • Nominated, Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association’s Amelia Bloomer Project      
  • Nominated, Ontario Library Association’s Silver Birch Express Award

It's a Snap! George Eastman's First Photograph
Monica Kulling / Bill Slavin

  • Nominated, Young Readers' Choice Award of B.C.’s Red Cedar Information Award  
  • Nominated, National Science Teachers Association and the Children’s Book Council’s Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12

It’s Not About the Apple!
Veronika Martenova Charles / David Parkins      

  • Selected, Canadian Toy Testing Council’s Great Book for Children
JoJo the Giant  
Jane Barclay / Esperança Melo
  • Nominated, Ontario Library Association’s Blue Spruce Award
Merci Mister Dash!
Monica Kulling / Esperança Melo
  • Selected, Canadian Toy Testing Council’s Great Book for Children

Mr. Zinger's Hat              
Cary Fagan / Dušan Petricic

  • Selected, Toronto Public Library’s First and Best List
  • Nominated, Langley Christian Elementary School’s Canadian Picture Book Award

My Messy Body
Liza Fromer and Francine Gerstein MD / Joe Weissmann              

  • Selected, The Canadian Children's Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens

My Noisy Body
Liza Fromer and Francine Gerstein MD / Joe Weissmann              

  • Selected, The Canadian Children's Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens

Nearly Nonsense: Hoja Tales from Turkey          
Rina Singh /Farida Zaman            

  • Selected, The Canadian Children's Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens 

Nini      
François Thisdale                             

  • Starred Selection, The Canadian Children's Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens

No Moon            
Irene N. Watts                 

  • Short-listed, Rocky Mountain Book Award
  • Short-listed, Children's Writers & Illustrators of British Columbia Society’s The Chocolate Lily Book Award

Noni Says No    
Heather Hartt-Sussman / Geneviève Côté           

  • Finalist, Ontario Library Association’s Blue Spruce Award

Ones and Twos
Marthe Jocelyn and Nell Jocelyn                              

  • Selected, The Canadian Children's Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens
  • Selected, Cooperative Children's Book Centre’s CCBC Choices 2012, the best-of-the-year list

Rescuing the Children: The Story of the Kindertransport  
Deborah Hodge                               

  • Finalist, Jewish Book Council’s National Jewish Book Award - Children’s and Young Adult Literature
  • Selected, Book Links’ Lasting Connections of 2012

Rude Stories     
Jan Andrews / Francis Blake       

  • Honors, Storytelling World Awards

Shipwrecks, Monsters, and Mysteries of the Great Lakes            
Ed Butts                              

  • Selected, The Canadian Children's Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens

Splinters             
Kevin Sylvester                

  • Selected, The Canadian Children's Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens
  • Nominated, Ontario Library Association’s Blue Spruce Award

Stones for My Father    
Trilby Kent                         

  • Winner, The Children's Africana Book Awards’ Best Book for Older Readers
  • Winner, Canadian Children's Book Centre’s TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award
  • Gold Winner, Nautilus Book & Audio Book Awards’ Mid Grade & Teen Fiction
  • Selected, Association for Library Service to Children’s Notable Children’s Books
  • Selected, The Canadian Children's Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens

Strutting It! The Grit Behind the Glamour
Jeanne Beker   

  • Preliminary List, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada’s Information Book Award

The Case of the Missing Deed
Ellen Schwartz  

  • Finalist, The Canadian Children's Book Centre’s John Spray Mystery Award
  • Selected, The Canadian Children's Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens

The Dragon Turn: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His 5th Case            
Shane Peacock                 

  • Starred Selection, The Canadian Children's Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens
  • Finalist, The Canadian Children's Book Centre’s TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award
  • Finalist, The Canadian Children's Book Centre’s John Spray Mystery Award
  • Finalist, CBA Libris Awards’ Young Reader’s Book of the Year
  • Finalist, Canadian Library Association’s Book of the Year for Children Award
  • Silver Winner, Nautilus Book & Audio Book Awards’ Mid Grade & Teen Fiction
  • Shortlisted, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award 
  • Nominated, Ontario Library Association’s Red Maple Award - Fiction

The Last Song   
Eva Wiseman                    

  • Selected, The Association of Jewish Libraries’ Notable Books for Teens

The Nightwood               
Robin Muller                     

  • Honors, Storytelling World Awards

The Quest of the Last Dodo Bird              
Patrice Racine                   

  • Selected, The Canadian Children's Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens             

The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen            
Susin Nielsen                    

  • Winner, Canada Council for the Arts’ Governor General's Literary Award - Children's Text    
  • Selected, VOYA Magazine’s Top Shelf for Middle School Readers
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The Traveling Planet     
Patrice Racine                   

  • Selected, The Canadian Children's Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens

The White Ballets          
Rajka Kupesic                   

  • Silver Winner, Nautilus Book & Audio Book Awards’ Children's Illustrated     
  • Selected, The Canadian Children's Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens

Watching Jimmy             
Nancy Hartry                     

  • Nominated, Pacific Northwest Library Association’s Young Reader's Choice Award - Junior Category

Who Needs a Swamp? 
Karen Patkau                    

  • Honorable Mention, Green Book Festival    
  • Nominated, Ontario Library Association’s Silver Birch Express Award              

Winter Shadows             
Margaret Buffie                               

  • Nominated, Pacific Northwest Library Association’s Young Reader's Choice Award
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Winterberries and Apple Blossoms: Reflections and Flavors of a Mennonite Year          
Nan Forler / Peter Etril Snyder  

  • Silver Winner, Nautilus Book & Audio Book Awards’ Children's Illustrated    
  • Starred Selection, The Canadian Children's Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens            
  • Honor Book, Lion & the Unicorn Poetry Award for Excellence in North American Poetry       

Wishes and Worries: Coping with a Parent Who Drinks Too Much Alcohol         
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health / Lars Rudebjer

  • Selected, The Canadian Children's Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens
Simon blowing his trumpet

Tundra Books won its first award in 1967 for I Once Knew an Indian Woman by Ebbitt Cutler and since then we have continued to produce quality books for children which, to our great pleasure, continue to win prizes. And in addition to the prizewinners there are also those books that deserve an honorable mention. You'll find on this page a list of such titles.


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