The following children’s book awards were recently presented:
The Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children’s Literature went to Jill MacLean for her first novel The Nine Lives of Travis Keating.
The Mayor’s Award for Illustration was presented to Eric Orchard for The Terrible, Horrible, Smelly Pirate.
The Lillian Sheppard Memorial Award for excellence in illustration in Atlantic Canada went to Susan Tooke for Up Home.
This year’s Hackmatack Children’s Choice Award winners, as selected by the children of Atlantic Canada, were: Chocolate River Rescue by Jennifer McGrath Kent (English Fiction); Sweet! by Ann Love & Jane Drake (English Non-Fiction); Capitaine Static by Alain M. Bergeron et Sampar (French fiction); and Délirons avec Léon no. 2 by Annie Groovie (French non-fiction).