About the Program

The BC Chocolate Lily Young Readers' Choice awards encourages grade school students to read some of the best fiction written/illustrated by British Columbia's authors and illlustrators. This is the 20th year offering this literacy program to schools, libraries and families. 

Two goals of the program are to celebrate home grown BC talent and to promote literacy.  Because reading and writing are intertwined, good readers are generally good writers.  "Read, read. read'. is the advise given by many authors.

Students read the nominated titles and vote for their favourite book in three categories:

Picture books (Kindergarten to Grade 4)

Chapter Books/Early Novels (Grades 2 - 4)

Novels (Grades 4 - 7)

Students may vote in any category as long as they have read the minimum number of books required (info under Educator's tab)

Votes need to be received by May 1st, 2022.   

Schools/librarians can register for the program anytime after September 15, 2021.  The registration fee of $20 includes access (password protected) to the Educator's page for the author/illustrator bios, reading ideas, book promotion ideas and voting info.. You will also receive a colour poster of the nominated titles, 5 book marks and an award sticker for each category you register for.  These will be sent by Canada Post. You must purchase your own copies of the books for the program.