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2019/2020 Chocolate Lily Awards Shortlist



Novel Category Nominees (Grades 4-7)

  • A Blinding Light by Julie Lawson (Nimbus Publishing Ltd)

  • Clara Voyant by Rachelle Delaney (Penguin Random House) 

  • Krista Kim-Bap by Angela Ahn (Second Story Press) 

  • My Life as a Diamond by Jenny Mazer (Orca Books Publishers) 

  • No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen (Penguin Random House) 

  • Song Angel by Nancy Hundal (Eljay Books) 

Chapter Book/Early Novel Nominees (Grades 2-4)

  • Bus to the Badlands by Margriet Ruurs illus. Claudia Davita (Orca Book Publishers) 

  • The Lady from Kent by Barbara Nichol illus. Bill Pechet (Pedlar Press) 

  • The Great Googlini by Sara Cassidy illus. Charlene Chua (Orca Book Publishers) 

  • Bark to the Future by Ashley Spires (Kids Can Press)

  • Where's Burgess? by Laurie Elmquist  illus. David Parkins (Orca Book Publishers)

Picture Book Nominees 

  • The Bunny Band by Bill Richardson & Roxanna Bikadoroff (BC illus) (Groundwood Books) 

  • The Night the Forest Came to Town by Charles Ghigna & Annie Wilkinson (Orca Book Publishers) 

  • Robert Bateman: the Boy Who Painted Nature by Margriet Ruurs & Robert Bateman (Orca Book Publishers)

  • Sir Simon: Super Scarer by Cale Atkinson (Penguin Random House) 

  • Sterling, Best Dog Ever by Aidan Cassie (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

  • Tree Song by Tiffany Stone & Holly Hatam (Annick Press) 

  • A West Coast Summer by Caroline Woodward & Carol Evans (Harbour Publishing)