2020/2021 Chocolate Lily Awards Shortlist




Novel Category Nominees (Grades 4 – 7)

  • Embrace the Chicken by Mahtab Narsimhan – Orca Book Publishers

  • Finding Cooper by Stacey Matson – Scholastic Canada Ltd

  • The Ghost Collector by Allison Mills – Annick Press

  • The Horse of the River: A Camp Canyon-Falls Adventure by Sari Cooper – Harbour Publishing

  • Mya’s Strategy to Save the World by Tanya Lloyd Kyi – Puffin Canada

  • Nevers by Sara Cassidy – Orca Book Publishers

  • Stowaway by Pam Withers – Dundurn Press


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

  • Badir and the Beaver by Shannon Stewart – Orca Book Publishers

  • Iggy’s World by Gail Anderson-Dargatz – Orca Book Publishers

  • Just a Kid by Rie Charles – Red Deer Press

  • Kiddo by Cynthia Nugent – Tradewind Books

  • Shadow Island: Sueno Bay Adventures by Mike Deas and Nancy Deas – Orca Book Publishers

  • Sophie Trophy by Eileen Holland – Crwth Press

  • The Mostly True Story of Pudding Tat, Adventuring Cat by Caroline Adderson – Groundwood Books

  • Ruckus by Laurie Elmquist – Orca Book Publishers


Picture Book Nominees 

  • Birdsong by Julie Flett – Greystone Kids

  • Fairy Science by Ashley Spires – Tundra

  • The House at the End of the Road by Kari Rust – Owl Kids Books 

  • Kevin the Unicorn: Its Not all Rainbows by Jessika von Innerebner– North Winds Press (Scholastic Canada Ltd)

  • Ojiichan’s Gift by Chieri Uegaki illus. Genevieve Simms – Kids Can Press

  • Princess Puffybottom…and Darryl by Susin Nielsen illus. Olivia Chin Mueller– Tundra

  • The Ranger by Nancy Vo – Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press