15th Chocolate Lily Book Awards Celebration

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Winner of the Chocolate Lily Book Award – Chapter Book Category


The Blue Vase by Katarina Jovanovic

Winner of the Chocolate Lily Book Award – Picture Book Category


When Santa Was a Baby by Linda Bailey

Chocolate Lily Flower

Chocolate lily

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
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

2016 Chocolate Lily Book Award Winners – Chapter Book Category


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 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.