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2022/2023 Chocolate Lily Awards Shortlist

Novel Category Nominees (Grades 4 – 7)

Alice Fleck’s Recipes for Disaster by Rachelle Delaney – Puffin Canada

The Crosswood by Gabrielle Prendergast – Orca Book Publishers

Deadman’s Castle by Iain Lawrence – Holiday House

My Best Friend is Extinct by Rebecca Wood Barrett – Orca Book Publishers

Sunny Days Inside and Other Stories by Caroline Adderson – Groundwood Books

Valley of the Rats by Mahtab Narsimhan – Cormorant Books


Chapter Book/Early Novels Nominees (Grades 2 – 4)

Duck Days by Sara Leach, illus. by Rebecca Bender – Pajama Press

Otter Lagoon: Sueño Bay Adventures by Mike Deas and Nancy Deas – Orca Book Publishers

Peggy’s Impossible Tale by Slavia Miki & Roy Miki, illus. by Mariko Ando – Tradewind Books

Simon and Chester: Super Sleepover! by Cale Atkinson – Tundra

Wednesday Wilson Gets Down to Business by Bree Galbraith, illus. by Morgan Goble – Kids Can Press


Picture Book Nominees (only BC illustrators noted)

Burt the Beetle Doesn’t Bite! by Ashley Spires – Kids Can Press

City Day by Glenn Brucker – Douglas and McIntyre

On the Trapline by David A. Robertson, illus. by Julie Flett –Tundra 

Outside Art by Madeline Kloepper – Tundra

Pierre & Paul: Dragon! by Caroline Adderson illus. by Alice Carter – Owl Kids Books

Poem in My Pocket by Chris Tougas, illus. by Josée Bisaillon– Kids Can Press

The Secret Fawn by Kallie George, illus. by Elly MacKay – Tundra

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