Governor General’s short list for kid’s books

The Governor General Shortlist for 2012 has been announced.  Congratulations everyone. The winners will be announced in November, but in the meantime, here are 10 great new books just for kids and kids at heart.  Enjoy!

Children’s Literature — Text

Rachel Hartman, Vancouver, Seraphina
(Doubleday Canada, an imprint of Random House of Canada; distributed by the publisher)

Deborah Kerbel, Thornhill, Ont., Under the Moon
(Dancing Cat Books, an imprint of Cormorant Books; distributed by Thomas Allen & Son)

Susin Nielsen, Vancouver, The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
(Tundra Books, an imprint of Random House of Canada; distributed by the publisher)

Judd Palmer, Victoria, B.C., The Umbrella
(Bayeux Arts; distributed by Literary Press Group of Canada)

Allan Stratton, Toronto, The Grave Robber’s Apprentice
(HarperCollins Publishers; distributed by the publisher)

Children’s Literature — Illustration

Isabelle Arsenault, Montreal, Virginia Wolf, text by Kyo Maclear
(Kids Can Press; distributed by University of Toronto Press)

Renné Benoit, St. Thomas, Ont., Big City Bees,
text by Maggie de Vries
(Greystone Books, an imprint of D&M Publishers; distributed by HarperCollins Canada)

Jon Klassen, Los Angeles (originally from Niagara Falls, Ont.),
House Held Up by Trees, text by Ted Kooser
(Candlewick Press; distributed by Random House of Canada)

David Parkins, Lansdowne, Ont.,
In the Bag! Margaret Knight Wraps it Up, text by Monica Kullin
(Tundra Books; distributed by Random House of Canada)

Barbara Reid, Toronto, Picture a Tree, text by Barbara Reid
(North Winds Press, an imprint of Scholastic Canada; distributed by the publisher)

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Perogyo
    Oct 03, 2012 @ 03:36:02

    What a great list! I have loved so many of these. I am especially rooting for Virginia Wolf!

    Reply

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