Celebrating the Best of BC Children's Books

Welcome to the 18th annual Children's Reader Choice Award, celebrating the creative work of children's authors and illustrators living in British Columbia. 

Created in 2002, the Chocolate Lily Book Awards strives to increase literacy for grade school children in British Columbia while celebrating BC authors and illustrators.  

We are a registered non-profit reader's choice award. 

Our name was inspired by the Chocolate Lily, a flowering plant found growing in British Columbia - but nowhere else in Canada. 

It's a rare treat to chance upon this flower while walking coastal woodland areas in early spring. 


* Chocolate Lily photo, 2017   kholtzphotography.com