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Literary book awards won by CWILL BC members

Bailey, Linda:
  • 2005 Georgia Storybook Award (USA) for Stanley's Party (Kids Can Press)
  • 2004 B.C. Book Prize Christie Harris Children's Book Award for Stanley's Party/
  • 2004 Ontario Blue Spruce Award for Stanley's Party
  • 2004 Tiny Torgi Award (CNIB Print Braille) for Stanley's Party
  • 2004 Zena Sutherland Award for Children's Literature (USA) for Stanley's Party
  • 2003 Child Magazine Best Children's Book Award (USA) for Stanley's Party
  • 2003 Canadian Toy Testing Council Great Book Award for The Best Figure Skater in the Whole Wide World (Kids Can Press)
  • 2003 Atlantic Provinces Hackmatack Award for Adventures with the Vikings
  • 2002-2003 B.C. Red Cedar Award for Adventures in the Middle Ages
  • 2000-2001 Ontario Silver Birch Award for Adventures in the Middle Ages
  • 2000 Parents' Choice Recommended Winner (USA) for Adventures in the Middle Ages and Adventures in Ancient Egypt
  • 1999 Arthur Ellis Crime Writers of Canada Award for How Can a Brilliant Detective Shine in the Dark?
  • 1996 Arthur Ellis Crime Writers of Canada Award for How Can a Frozen Detective Stay Hot on the Trail?
  • 1993-94 Surrey Book of the Year for How Come the Best Clues Are Always in the Garbage?
Bowers, Vivien:
  • 2005 Canadian Toy Testing Council Great Book Award for That's Very Canadian!
  • 2002 B.C. Red Cedar Book Award for Wow Canada!
  • 2002 Atlantic Provinces Hackmatack Children's Choice Award for Wow Canada!
  • 2000 Information Book Award for Wow Canada!
  • 2000 B.C. Book Prize Sheila A. Egoff Award for Wow Canada!
  • 1998 Canadian Science Writers Association 'Science in Society' journalism award for Crime Science
Butcher, Kristin:
  • 2006 Chocolate Lily Award for Zee's Way
Charles, Norma:
  • 2005 Chocolate Lily Award for All the Way to Mexico (Raincoast)
  • 2000 BC Year 2000 Award for Sophie Sea to Sea
Davidson, Roz:
  • 2005 Tri-City Certificate of Appreciation for Roz's Story World performances
  • 2004 Cultural Harmony Award for the City of Vancouver for Roz's Story World CD/booklet
  • 2004 House of Commons citation for Roz's Story World CD/booklet
  • 1999 US Congressional Honours for Roz's multicultural efforts in stories, songs and community awareness work
DeMeulemeester, Linda:
  • 2008 Canadian Toy Testing Council Great Books Award for Toy Report for The Secret of Grim Hill (Lobster Press)
Ellis, Sarah:
  • B.C. Book Prize Sheila A. Egoff Award for The Baby Project (Groundwood Books)
  • Governor-General's Award for Children's Literature for Pick-Up Sticks (Groundwood Books)
  • Mr. Christie's Book Award for Out of the Blue (Groundwood Books)
  • I.O.D.E Violet Downey Award for Out of the Blue
  • B.C. Book Prize Sheila A. Egoff Award for Back of Beyond (Groundwood Books)
  • I.O.D.E. Violet Downey Award for Several Lives of Orphan Jack
  • Mr. Christie Book Award for Several Lives of Orphan Jack
Fodi, Lee Edward:
  • 2007 Mom's Choice Award for Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers (Brown Books)
Foon, Dennis:
  • 2004 B.C. Book Prize Sheila A. Egoff Award for Skud
Friesen, Gail:
  • Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book of the Year for Janey's Girl
  • Red Maple Award for Janey's Girl
  • B.C. Red Cedar Award for Janey's Girl
  • I.O.D.E. Violet Downey Award for Janey's Girl
  • Red Maple Award for Losing Forever
Gregory, Nan:
  • B.C. Book Prize Sheila A. Egoff Award for How Smudge Came
  • Mr. Christie's Book Award for How Smudge Came
  • Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award for Wild Girl and Gran
Heneghan, James:
  • 2005 Manitoba Young Readers Choice Award for Waiting for Sarah
  • 2004 Chocolate Lily Award for Flood
  • 2003 B.C. Book Prize Sheila A. Egoff Award for Flood
  • 2001 B.C. Book Prize Sheila A. Egoff Award for The Grave
  • 2001 Mr. Christie's Silver Seal Award for The Grave
  • 1998 B.C. Book Prize Sheila A. Egoff Award for Wish Me Luck
  • 1994 Arthur Ellis Crime Writers of Canada Award for Torn Away
Hodge, Deborah:
  • 2001 Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, for The Kids Book of Canada's Railway and How the CPR was Built
  • 2000 & 1997 Parents' Guide to Children's Media Award for Outstanding Activity Book for Simple Machines
  • 1997 Parents' Choice Award (USA) for Bears: Polar Bears, Black Bears and Grizzly Bears
  • 1997 Parents' Choice Award (USA) for Whales: Killer Whales, Blue Whales and More
  • 1997 Parents' Choice Award (USA) for Wild Dogs: Wolves, Coyotes and Foxes
  • 1997 Parents' Choice Award (USA) for Wild Cats: Cougars, Bobcats and Lynx
  • 1997 Parents' Choice Award (USA) for Simple Machines
Hrdlitschka, Shelley:
  • 2001 White Pine Award for Dancing Naked
Hundal, Nancy:
  • BC Book Prize Sheila A. Egoff Award for I Heard My Mother Call My Name
Huser, Glen:
  • 2003 Governor General's Award for Children's Literature for Stitches
  • 2003 R. Ross Annette Award for Children's Literature (Writers Guild of Alberta) for Stitches
Kernaghan, Eileen:
  • 2001 Aurora Award for The Snow Queen (Thistledown Press, 2000)
Langston, Laura:
  • 2006 Kobzar Literary Award for Lesia's Dream (HarperTrophy Canada)
  • 2003 New York City Public Library 'Best Books for Teens' for A Taste of Perfection (Fitzhenry and Whiteside)
Levine, Shar:
  • 2007 Creative Child Preferred Choice Award for Smart Lab-Science and Nature Challenge (contributing author)
  • 2007 Parents' Choice Approved Award for Smart Lab-Science and Nature Challege
  • 2006 Dr. Toy's 100 Best Children's Products Award for Smart Lab-Science and Nature Challege
  • 2006 Dr. Toy's 10 Best Educational Products Award for Smart Lab-Science and Nature Challege
  • 2007 Creative Child Seal of Excellence Award (Educational Science Toys Category) for Secret Formula Lab - You Mix It
  • 2006 Eve Savory Award for Science Communication 2006, BC Innovation Council
  • 2007 Parents' Choice Approved Award for Secret Formula Lab - You Mix It
  • 2004 Parents' Choice Recommended Award for You Build It: Remote Control
  • 2004 Creative Child Seal of Excellence Award for You Build It: Remote Control
  • 1998 Bronze Parents' Choice Award for Wormworld
  • 1997 National Parenting Publication Award for Wormworld
  • 1994 National Parenting Publication Award for The Paperbook and Papermaker
Lucas, Berny:
  • 1993 Mr. Christie's Book Award for Brewster Rooster
McFarlane, Sheryl:
  • 2008 Canadian Toy Testing Council Great Book Award for What's that Sound? By the Sea (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
  • 2007 Moonbeam Gold Award in YA Fiction (USA) for The Smell of Paint (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
  • 2004 Ministry of Education Ready Set Learn program book selection for A Pod of Orcas (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
  • 2004 Canadian Toy Council Recommended Book for This is the Dog (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
  • 1992 I.O. D.E. Award for Waiting for the Whales (Orca Book Publishers)
Meikle, Marg:
  • 2005 Silver Birch Award for Ask Me Anything
  • 2000-2001 Red Cedar Award for Funny You Should Ask
  • 1999 Silver Birch Award for You Asked For It
Mulder, Michelle:
  • 2007 Frances E. Russell Award for After Peaches
Nickel, Barbara:
  • 2006 BC Book Prize Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize for Hannah Waters and the Daughter of Johann Sebatian Bach (Penguin Canada)
Nugent, Cynthia:
  • 2003 Shining Willow Award for Mr. Got to Go and Arnie by Lois Simmie
  • 1996 Picture Book Quarterly (U.K.) Best Book for Mr. Got to Go by Lois Simmie
  • 1996 Saskatchewan Book Awards Children's Literature Award
  • 1996 Writers' Guild of Alberta Best Children's Book; Best Children's Book Illustration
  • 1996 Alberta Book Industry, Children's Title of the Year; Book Illustration Award
Radford, Sheri L.:
  • 2005 Mom's Choice Awards Gold Medal for Penelope and the Humungous Burp (Lobster Press)
Ruurs, Margriet:
  • 2007 Book of the Year Bronze Award, Foreward Magazine for Wake Up, Henry Rooster (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
  • 2006 BC Ministry of Education selection for A Mountain Alphabet (Tundra)
  • 2006 Notable Book for Global Awareness, International Reading Association for My Librarian is a Camel (Boyds Mills Press)
  • 2002 White Raven selection for A Pacific Alphabet (Whitecap)
  • 1996 Storytellers World Honor Title for Emma's Eggs
  • Mr. Christies' Book Award (Silver Seal) for Emma and the Coyote
Schwartz, Ellen:
  • 2004 New York Public Library Best Books for Teens Award for I Love Yoga (Tundra)
  • 2000 BC 2002 Book Award for Jesse's Star (Orca)
Swanson, Diane:
  • Atlantic Provinces Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award for English Non-Fiction for Tunnels! True Stories from the Edge
  • 2000 BC Book Award for Welcome to the World of Beavers; Welcome to the World of Moose; Welcome to the World of Porcupines; Welcome to the World of Skunks.
  • Orbis Picture Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction for Children (USA) for Safari Beneath the Sea: The Wonder World of the North Pacific Coast
  • Western Magazine Award: The Canadian Petroleum Association Award for Energy and Resources for A Tough Decision for the Tahsish in ForesTalk Resource Magazine
Thompson, Margaret:
  • 2000 BC Book Award for Eyewitness (Ronsdale)
Watts, Irene N.:
  • 2003 Chocolate Lily Award for Remember Me
  • 1998 Geoffrey Bilson Award for Good-Bye Marianne
  • Toronto Jewish Book Award (three times) for Remember Me; Good-Bye Marianne; Tapestry of Hope
  • 1995 Vancouver Theatre Alliance Jessie Award for Outstanding Original Script for Young Audiences for Good-Bye Marianne
Uegaki, Chieri:
  • 2003 ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award (Bronze) (USA) for Suki's Kimono (Kids Can Press)
  • 2003 Mr. Christie's Book Award (Silver Seal) for Suki's Kimono