2021/2022 Chocolate Lily Awards Shortlist

Novel Category Nominees (Grades 4 – 7)

  • The Ride Home by Gail Anderson-Dargatz- Orca Book Publishers

  • Rugby Rivals by Mike Levitt – James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Pub

  • Pine Island Home by Polly Horvath – Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers

  • Missing Mike by Shari Green – Pajama Press

  • Me and Banksy by Tanya Lloyd Kyi - Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers

  • The Jigsaw Puzzle King by Gina McMurchy-Barber – Dundurn Press


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

  • Penguin Days by Sara Leach, illustrated by Rebecca Bender – Pajama Press

  • Sparks! Double Dog Dare by Ian Boothby and Nina Matsumoto – Scholastic Canada Lts

  • Izzy in the Doghouse by Caroline Adderson, illustrated by Kelly Collier – Kids Can Press

  • Genius Jolene by Sara Cassidy, illustrated by Charlene Chua – Orca Book Publishers


Picture Book Nominees 

  • Peter and the Tree Children by Peter Wohlleben, illustrated by Cale Atkinson – Greystone Books Ltd

  • Marisa and the Mountains by George M. Johnson, illustrated by Chelsea O'Byrne – Simply Read Books

  • Teatime Around the World by Denyse Waissbluth, illustrated by Chelsea O'Byrne – Greystone Books Ltd

  • Why Are You So Quiet? by Jaclyn Desforges, illustrated by Risa Hugo – Annick Press

  • When We Are Kind by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Nicole Neidhardt – Orca Book Publishers

  • Saturday at the Garage by Nancy Hundal, illustrated by Angela Pan – Midtown Press

  • Salma the Syrian Chef by Danny Ramadan, illustrated by Anna Bron – Annick Press

  • The Keeper of Wild Words by Brooke Smith, illustrated by Madeline Kloepper – Chronicle Books (Raincoast)