Chocolate Lily Flower

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Thanks for the photo Karen

15th Anniversary Celebration

15th Annual Chocolate Lily Book Awards Gala
June 9, 2017
Creekside Community Recreation Centre
1 Athletes Way
Vancouver
1:00 – 3:00 PM

The winners of the Picture Book,  Novel and Chapter Book Awards will be announced at this time.

Refreshments will follow the presentation of awards

RSVP to Harmina
ahjansen@shaw.ca

2016 Chocolate Lily Book Award Winners – Chapter Book Category

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Cyndi Marko author of

Kung Pow Chicken: Lets Get Cracking

Caroline Adderson 2016 Award

Caroline Adderson author of

Jasper John Dooley: Not in Love

2016 Chocolate Lily Book Award Winner -Novel Category

Stacey

Stacey Matson author of

A Year in the Life of a Total Genius

2016 Chocolate Book Award winner – Picture Book Category

Linda Bailey 2016 Chocolate lily Award

Linda Bailey Author of

If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur

15th Annual Chocolate Lily Book Awards

Welcome to the Chocolate Lily Book Awards Program.  This is our 15th year offering this literacy program to BC schools and families.  We hope you enjoy this year’s list of nominated titles. Students from BC schools read the nominated titles and vote for their favourite book.

The Program

The B.C. Chocolate Lily Young Readers’ Choice Awards encourages grade school students to read some of the best fiction by British Columbia’s children’s authors and illustrators.

It all began with a desire to introduce B.C. children to the books created by authors and illustrators living in their own communities.  Many wonderful books have been published by award winning children’s authors and illustrators who make B.C. their home.

“B.C. is a treasure trove of talent,” said Fitzhenry & Whiteside’s Children’s Publisher, Gail Winskill.  The Chocolate Lily Book Awards celebrates this home grown talent.

Another equally important goal is literacy.  Because reading and writing are intertwined, good readers are generally good writers.  “Read, read, read!”  Delta author, Gayle Friesen, suggested in her writing tip.  Many B.C. authors give the same writing advice.

There are three categories:

Best Picture Book, as voted by students in kindergarten through grade 4

Best Chapter book/Early novel for Grades 2 through 4

Novels for Grades 4 through 7

Your registration will include an Educational Kit, voting information (votes to be submitted by May 15, 2017) and information about the gala to be held June 9, 2017.

Chocolate Lily Logo

Chocolate Lily Logo

The Chocolate Lily is a real indigenous flower that grows in woodland areas along the west coast of B.C. and nowhere else in Canada.

The Logo was designed by Vanessa Vaartnou.  The logo colours were added by Graphic Arts Designer, William Glasgow.

Chocolate Lily Book Awards Trailer 2016-17

Nominated titles for 2016-17

Novel Category Nominees (Grades 4 – 7)
Seven Dead Pirates by Linda Bailey – Tundra Books
Hannah & the Wild Woods by Carol Anne Shaw – Ronsdale Press
Through Flood & Fire: A Second Barr Colony Adventure by Anne Patton – Coteau Books
The Summer We Saved the Bees by Robin Stevenson – Orca Book Publishers
Brother XII’s Treasure by Amanda Spottiswoode – Heritage House 

 
Chapter Book Nominees (Grades 2 – 4)
Jasper John Dooley You’re in Trouble by Caroline Adderson – Kids Can Press
Splash by Kallie George– Simply Read Books
The Blue Vase by Katarina Jovanovic – Tradewind Books 
Audrey Cow by Dan Bar-el – Tundra Books
Bagels the Brave! by Joan Stuchner –Orca Book Publishers
     
 
Picture Book Nominees (only BC illustrators noted)
West Coast Wild by Deborah Hodge – Groundwood Books
Stanley at School by Linday Bailey – Kids Can Press
Melvis and Elvis by Dennis Lee & Jeremy Tankard illus. – Harper Collins
A Boy Asked the Wind by Barbara Nickel – Red Deer Press 
A Year of Borrowed Men by Michelle Barker – Pajama Press
Peace is an Offering by Annette LeBox – Penguin
When Santa was a Baby by Linda Bailey – Tundra
Orca Chief by Roy Vickers & Robert Budd illus. – Harbour Publishing
P’esk’a and the First Salmon Ceremony by Scot Ritchie – Groundwood Books
Bad Pirate by Kari-Lynn Winters & Dean Griffins illus. – Pajama Press

14th Annual Chocolate Lily Awards Announced

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Celebrating BC’s Best Books for Children

This award is given to BC authors/illustrators in three book categories

Novels suitable for Grades 4 – 7
Chapter books suitable for Grades 2-4
Picture books.

Novel Category

A Year in the Life of a Total and Complete Genius
Stacey Matson (Scholastic)

 Chapter Book Category: A tie!

Kung Pow Chicken: Let’s Get Cracking
Cyndi Marko (Scholastic)

Jasper John Dooley: Not in Love
Caroline Adderson (Kids Can Press)

Picture Book Category

If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur
Linda Bailey illus. by Colin Jack   (Tundra Books)

Thank you to over 2500 students in BC who voted!

Nominated titles for 2016/2017 will be posted on the website in June, 2016. www.chocolatelilyawards.com