Kids and Teen Awards
Amy Mathers Teen Book Award 2023
The BC Summer Reading Club is a free literacy program designed to engage school-aged children, ages 5-14, with libraries and reading, throughout the summer!
BC & Yukon Book Prizes 2023
2023 Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence - Best Juvenile or YA Crime Book
First Nation Communities Read 2023-2024
Twelve-year-old Hunter may be getting out of Red Rock sooner than he hoped. For Hunter Frank, the summer of '79 begins with his mother returning home only to collect the last two months' welfare cheques, leaving her three "fucking half-breeds" to fend for themselves. When his older sister escapes their northern BC town and his brother goes to fight forest fires, Hunter is on his own, with occasional care coming from a trio of elders—his kohkums—and companionship from his two best friends. It's been a good summer for the young entrepreneur, but the cash in the purple Crown Royal bag hidden in his mattress still isn't enough to fund his escape from his monstrous mother and the town of Red Rock. As the Labour Day weekend arrives, so does a new friend with old wisdom and a business opportunity that might be just a boy at the crossroads needs.
Forest of Reading®
The Forest of Reading® offers ten reading programs to encourage a love of reading in people of all ages. More than 270,000 readers participate annually from their school, public library, or individually.
Governor General's Literary Award: Young People’s Literature – Text 2023
Governor General's Literary Award: Young People’s Literature – Illustrated Books 2023
In this exploration of what it truly means to swim, expansive vignettes introduce sandpipers, tannin-soaked lakes, and the feeling of a small waterfall on sun-soaked shoulders. But what about those who are afraid of the water’s mysterious ways and resist learning to swim? Painting a compelling picture of the many joys and surprises that the water holds, artist and author Jack Wong has delivered an empowering, poetic journey that invites children to discover their confidence within to receive the warmth and wonder of the natural world.
Hackmatack Fiction Award Nominees 2024
Hackmatack Non-Fiction Award Nominees 2024
- Can You Believe It? How to Spot Fake News and Find the Facts by Joyce Grant
- How to Have High Tea with a Hyena (And Not Get Eaten) by Rachel Poliquin
- Muinji'j Asks Why: The Story of the Shubenacadie Residential School by Muinji'j and Shanika MacEachern
- Professor Goose Debunks Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Paulette Bourgeois
- Sharks Forever by Mark Leiren-Young
- Why Humans Build Up by Gregor Craigie
Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award 2023
TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award 2023
- Weird Rules to Follow by Kim Spencer Winner!
- Berani by Michelle Kadarusman
- Kunoichi Bunny by Sara Cassidy Check at your public library!
- Sitting Shiva by Erin Silver
- The Witness Blanket: Truth, Art and Reconciliation by Carey Newman
TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests, and all abilities. This free Club celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators and stories, and inspires kids to explore the fun of reading their way. This is key to building a lifelong love of reading.
The 2023 TD Summer Reading Club books are now available in alternative formats!