The Shortlist for 2015-2016 is here!

Find a comfortable corner, get a snack ready, and tell your family not to disturb you because you have some reading to do!

For the convenience of teacher-librarians and teachers and anyone else who is facilitating Chocolate Lily reading this year, we have created this easy-to-print shopping list. Take it to your local bookseller and get ready to read!

Here are the books which have been shortlisted for the 2015-2016 Chocolate Lily awards.  Which one will you love the most?

In the Picture Book category:

Norman, Speak! by Caroline Adderson (Groundwood)
If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur by Linda Bailey (Tundra)
The Yoga Game by the Sea by Kathy Beliveau (Simply Read)
Not My Girl by Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton (Annick)
A Giraffe Called Geranium by Ainslie Manson (Red Diamond)
Dipnetting with Dad by Willie Sellars (Caitlin Press)
The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires (Kids Can Press)
Cloudwalker by Roy Henry Vickers & Robert Budd (Harbour)
Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin by Chieri Uegaki (Kids Can Press)

         

     

  

 

In the Chapter Book/Easy Reader category:

Jasper John Dooley Not in Love by Caroline Adderson (Kids Can)
Misty
by Christine Dencer (Simply Read)
The Elevator Ghost by Glen Huser (Groundwood)
Kung Pow Chicken: Let’s Get Cracking! by Cyndi Marko (Scholastic)
Not Just Another Princess Story by Sheri Radford (Simply Read)
Bagels Come Home! by Joan Stuchner (Orca)

     

     

 

Novel category:

Shack Island Summer by Penny Chamberlain (Sononis)
Finding Grace by Becky Citra (Second Story Press)
Red River Raging by Penny Draper (Coteau Books)
Outside In by Sarah Ellis (Groundwood)
The Moment by Kristie Hammond (Sononis)
A Year in the Life of a Total and Complete Genius by Stacey Matson (Scholastic)
Finding Ruby Starling by Karen Rivers (Scholastic)
The Lost Diary by Julie White (Sononis)

        

        

Good luck to all this year’s authors!

Words of award winners

Upon being informed that they had won the latest Chocolate Lily Reader’s Choice Awards, a few of our winning authors expressed their happiness.

Meg Tillie writes: “Oh my goodness! I was honoured to be nominated. I am BLOWN AWAY to have actually won! This glorious news came at such a wonderful time.”

Dan Bar-el writes: “I’m very thrilled with winning this award. I don’t think I’d been on a tour in which my presence was so highly anticipated by students at every school. At times the excitement was palpable. This has everything to do with the program you’ve created. Thank you again for creating an opportunity for children to really engage in the stories.”

Announcing the Winners of the 2014-2015 Chocolate Lily Awards!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014-2015 Chocolate Lily Readers’ Choice Awards:

 

In the Picture Book category: Dan Bar-el for Not Your Typical Dragon (Viking)

 

In the Chapter Book/ Early Reader category: Rachelle Delaney for The Metro Dogs of Moscow (Penguin)

In the Novel category: A tie!
Meg Tillie for A Taste of Heaven (Penguin) and Ari Goelman for The Path of Names (Scholastic)

                

Thank you to all the readers who participated in this year’s awards! Thank you for supporting our BC authors and for sharing your favourite books. We hope you enjoyed the stories this year and will join us again for the 2015-2016 awards.

Shortlist for the 2014/2015 Chocolate Lily Awards

Congratulations to all authors, illustrators, and publishers whose submissions were shortlisted for the 2014/2015 Chocolate Lily Awards!

2014-2015 Chocolate Lily Nominees

Novel Category Nominees (suitable for Grades 4 – 7)

Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers by Lee Edward Fodi (Simply Read Books)

The Path of Names by Ari Goelman (Scholastic Canada)

Hannah & the Salish Sea by Carol Anne Shaw (Ronsdale Press)

A Taste of Heaven by Meg Tilly (Puffin)

Whatever by Ann Walsh (Ronsdale Press)

              

 

Chapter Book Nominees (suitable for Grades 2 – 4)

Jasper John Dooley Left Behind by Caroline Adderson (Kids Can Press)

The Way Home by Becky Citra (Second Story Press)

The Metro Dogs of Moscow by Rachelle Delaney (Puffin)

Not a Chance by Michelle Mulder (Orca Book Publishers)

Record Breaker by Robin Stevenson (Orca Book Publishers)

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Picture Book Nominees

Raven Brings the Light by Roy Henry Vickers & Robert Budd (Harbour Pub)

The Boy Who Paints by Richard Cole & K. Jane Watt (Fenton Street Press)

Dream Boats by Dan Bar-el (Simply Read Books)

Not Your Typical Dragon  by Dan Bar-el (Viking)

Once Upon a Balloon by Bree Galbraith (Orca Book Publishers)

Oh No Noah by Heather Kellerhals-Stewart (Peregrin Publishing)

How To  by Julie Morstad (Simply Read Books)

   

     

Contact your local book retailer to purchase copies for your library, book club, or family.

Readers make a difference!

 

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You’re welcome, Linda & Colin!
From the Chocolate Lily readers of BC.

 

Luanne Armstrong:

“I am absolutely thrilled about the award, thanks so much.”

You are welcome Luanne!  BC’s readers loved your book.

 

Congratulations Linda Bailey!

Nancy Hundal presents Linda Bailey with the 2014 Chocolate Lily Readers' Choice award.

Nancy Hundel (right) presents Linda Bailey with the 2014 Chocolate Lily Readers’ Choice award.

 

12th Annual Chocolate Lily Awards Announced!

Presenting the 12th Annual Chocolate Lily Awards – this award is given to BC authors and/or illustrators. This year there were two book categories – Chapter books suitable for Grades 4 – 6 and Picture books. This year over 2500 students in BC voted on the books.   Download the press release.

 

The Chocolate Lily Award – Chapter Book Category was won by Luanne Armstong, author of I’ll be Home Soon.

Winner of the 2014 Chocolate Lily Readers’ Choice award for best novel.


The Chocolate Lily Award – Picture Book Category was won by Linda Bailey, author and Colin Jack, illustrator of
Toads on Toast.

Winner of the 2014 Chocolate Lily Readers’ Choice award for best picture book.


Congratulations to this year’s winning authors and illustrator!

Thank you to all our readers and voters: you make this award possible.

 

Gala plans – Update

Due to unforeseen circumstances, there will not be a Gala this year. The winners will be announced on this site in early June. At that time, the short list for next year’s award will also be announced.

Stay tuned!

 

Support BC authors, illustrators… and booksellers!

The Chocolate Lily Book Awards’ purpose is to celebrate our local authors and illustrators.  We also hope you will join us in supporting our local booksellers.  Wherever and whenever possible, we encourage our readers to find their Chocolate Lily books at their local bookstore.  Vancouver Kidsbooks has reciprocated with their support for us: every Chocolate Lily book you buy at Kidsbooks will benefit our awards program.

Click here to buy your books at Vancouver Kidsbooks and specify that you are registered with the Chocolate Lily program.

Announcing the Shortlists for the 2014 Awards

We are pleased to announce the shortlists for the Picture book and Chapter book categories for the 2014 Chocolate Lily awards.

Contact your local book retailer to purchase copies for your library, book club, or family and get ready to vote!

Picture Books
Gift Days Choc Lily shortlist 2014Gift Days
Written by Kari-Lynn Winters,
Illustrated by Stephen Taylor
Fitzhenry& Whiteside
What's Up Bear? Choc Lily shortlist 2014
What’s Up, Bear?
Written by Frieda Wishinsky,
Illustrated by Sean L. Moore
Owlkids Books Inc.
Rainbow Crow: Nagweyaabi-Aandeg Choc Lily shortlist 2014Rainbow Crow:Nagweyaabi-Aandeg
Written by David Bouchard,
Illustrated by David Jean
Red Deer Press
Toads on Toast Choc Lily shortlist 2014
Toads on Toast
Written by Linda Bailey,
Illustrated by Colin Jack
Kids Can Press
Maggie's Chopsticks Choc Lily shortlist 2014Maggie’s Chopsticks
Written by Alan Woo,
Illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant
Kids Can Press
Big City Bees Choc Lily shortlist 2014Big City Bees

Written by Maggie de Vries,
Illustrated by Renne Benoit
Greystone Books

Grade 4 to 6

Paper House Choc Lily shortlist 2014The Paper House
Written by Lois Peterson
Orca Book Publishers

Seeing Orange Choc Lily shortlist 2014Seeing Orange
Written by Sara Cassidy
Orca Book Publishers

Tinfoil Sky
Written by Cyndi Sand-Eveland
Tundra Books

I'll Be Home Soon Choc Lily shortlist 2014 I’ll Be Home Soon
Written by Luanne Armstrong
Ronsdale Press

One Year in Coal Harbour Choc Lily shortlist 2014One Year in Coal Harbour
Written by Polly Horvath
Groundwood Books

The Reluctant Journal of Henry K Larsen Choc Lily shortlist 2014The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
Written by Susin Nielsen
Tundra Books

Seraphine Choc Lily shortlist 2014Seraphina
Written by Rachel Hartman
Doubleday Canada

Middle of Nowhere Choc Lily shortlist 2014Middle of Nowhere
Written by Caroline Adderson
Groundwood Books

Congratulations to our shortlisted authors and illustrators!