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Canadian Library Assn Book Awards for Children & Young Adults - Recommended Reading

Awarded annually to the best children's book published in Canada, written by a citizen or resident of Canada. 
    • Search Result #1. My Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt

    • Title
      My Book of Life by Angel
      Author
      Martine Leavitt
      Holdings
      1 copy available at Beatley Central Library in Young Adult Fiction
      Pub date
      2013 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #2. The Whole Truth by Kit Pearson

    • Title
      The Whole Truth
      Author
      Kit Pearson
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      2012 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #3. Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel

    • Title
      Half Brother
      Author
      Kenneth Oppel
      Holdings
      3 copies available at Beatley Central Library, Burke Branch, and Duncan Branch
      Pub date
      2011 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #4. Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

    • Title
      Wondrous Strange
      Author
      Lesley Livingston
      Holdings
      1 copy available at Beatley Central Library in Young Adult Fiction
      Pub date
      2010 CLA YA Book of the Year
    • Search Result #5. Watching Jimmy by Nancy Hartry

    • Title
      Watching Jimmy
      Author
      Nancy Hartry
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      2010 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #6. Chanda\'s Wars by Allan Stratton

    • Title
      Chanda's Wars
      Author
      Allan Stratton
      Holdings
      2 copies available at Beatley Central Library and Duncan Branch
      Pub date
      2009 CLA YA Book of the Year
    • Search Result #7. Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

    • Title
      Elijah of Buxton
      Author
      Christopher Paul Curtis
      Holdings
      1 copy available at Beatley Central Library in Online
      Pub date
      2008 Scott O'Dell, 2008 Coretta Scott King Award /Author, 2008 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #8. Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

    • Title
      Elijah of Buxton
      Author
      Christopher Paul Curtis
      Holdings
      1 copy available at Beatley Central Library in Juvenile Audio Book
      Pub date
      2008 Scott O'Dell, 2008 Coretta Scott King Award /Author, 2008 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #9. Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

    • Title
      Elijah of Buxton
      Author
      Christopher Paul Curtis
      Holdings
      2 copies available at Duncan Branch
      Pub date
      2008 Scott O'Dell, 2008 Coretta Scott King Award /Author, 2008 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #10. Mistik Lake by Martha Brooks

    • Title
      Mistik Lake
      Author
      Martha Brooks
      Holdings
      1 copy available at Beatley Central Library in Young Adult Fiction
      Pub date
      2008 CLA YA Book of the Year
    • Search Result #11. The Blue Helmet by William Bell

    • Title
      The Blue Helmet
      Author
      William Bell
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      2007 CLA YA Book of the Year
    • Search Result #12. Johnny Kellock Died Today by Hadley Dyer

    • Title
      Johnny Kellock Died Today
      Author
      Hadley Dyer
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      2007 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #13. Swimming in the Monsoon Sea by Shyam Selvadurai

    • Title
      Swimming in the Monsoon Sea
      Author
      Shyam Selvadurai
      Holdings
      1 copy available at Beatley Central Library in Young Adult Fiction
      Pub date
      2006 CLA YA Book of the Year
    • Search Result #14. The Crazy Man by Pamela Porter

    • Title
      The Crazy Man
      Author
      Pamela Porter
      Holdings
      1 copy available at Beatley Central Library in Young Adult Fiction
      Pub date
      2006 CLA Childrens Book of the Year, 2005 Governor General's Award /Text
    • Search Result #15. A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews

    • Title
      A Complicated Kindness
      Author
      Miriam Toews
      Holdings
      4 copies available at Beatley Central Library, Barrett Branch, Burke Branch, and Duncan Branch
      Pub date
      2004 Governor General's Award, 2005 CLA YA Book of the Year
    • Search Result #16. Last Chance Bay by Anne Laurel Carter

    • Title
      Last Chance Bay
      Author
      Anne Laurel Carter
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      2005 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #17. The Canning Season by Polly Horvath

    • Title
      The Canning Season
      Author
      Polly Horvath
      Holdings
      2 copies available at Beatley Central Library and Burke Branch
      Pub date
      2003 National Book Award YP, 2004 CLA YA Book of the Year
    • Search Result #18. Boy O\'Boy by Brian Doyle

    • Title
      Boy O'Boy
      Author
      Brian Doyle
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      2004 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #19. True Confessions of a Heartless Girl by Martha Brooks

    • Title
      True Confessions of a Heartless Girl
      Author
      Martha Brooks
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      2002 Governor General's Award /Text, 2003 CLA YA Book of the Year
    • Search Result #20. Hana\'s Suitcase by Karen Levine

    • Title
      Hana's Suitcase
      Author
      Karen Levine
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      2002 Sydney Taylor /Older Readers, 2003 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #21. Stones by William Bell

    • Title
      Stones
      Author
      William Bell
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      2002 CLA YA Book of the Year
    • Search Result #22. Orphan at My Door by Jean Little

    • Title
      Orphan at My Door
      Author
      Jean Little
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      2002 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #23. Before Wings by Beth Goobie

    • Title
      Before Wings
      Author
      Beth Goobie
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      2001 CLA YA Book of the Year
    • Search Result #24. Wild Girl & Gran by Nan Gregory

    • Title
      Wild Girl & Gran
      Author
      Nan Gregory
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      2001 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #25. Alone at Ninety Foot by Katherine Holubitsky

    • Title
      Alone at Ninety Foot
      Author
      Katherine Holubitsky
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      2000 CLA YA Book of the Year
    • Search Result #26. Sunwing by Kenneth Oppel

    • Title
      Sunwing
      Author
      Kenneth Oppel
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      2000 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #27. Janey\'s Girl by Gayle Friesen

    • Title
      Janey's Girl
      Author
      Gayle Friesen
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1999 CLA YA Book of the Year
    • Search Result #28. Stephen Fair by Tim Wynne-Jones

    • Title
      Stephen Fair
      Author
      Tim Wynne-Jones
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1999 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #29. Bone Dance by Martha Brooks

    • Title
      Bone Dance
      Author
      Martha Brooks
      Holdings
      1 copy available at Burke Branch in Young Adult Fiction
      Pub date
      1998 CLA YA Book of the Year
    • Search Result #30. Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel

    • Title
      Silverwing
      Author
      Kenneth Oppel
      Holdings
      1 copy available at Duncan Branch in Juvenile Fiction
      Pub date
      1998 CLA Childrens Book of the Year, 2002 Lovelace 3-5
    • Search Result #31. Takes: Stories for Young Adults by R.P. MacIntyre

    • Title
      Takes: Stories for Young Adults
      Author
      R.P. MacIntyre
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1997 CLA YA Book of the Year
    • Search Result #32. Uncle Ronald by Brian Doyle

    • Title
      Uncle Ronald
      Author
      Brian Doyle
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1997 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #33. The Maestro by Tim Wynne-Jones

    • Title
      The Maestro
      Author
      Tim Wynne-Jones
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1995 Governor General's Award /Text, 1996 CLA YA Book of the Year
    • Search Result #34. The Tiny Kite of Eddie Wing by Maxine Trottier

    • Title
      The Tiny Kite of Eddie Wing
      Author
      Maxine Trottier
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1996 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #35. Adam and Eve and Pinch-Me by Julie Johnston

    • Title
      Adam and Eve and Pinch-Me
      Author
      Julie Johnston
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1994 Governor General's Award /Text, 1995 CLA YA Book of the Year
    • Search Result #36. Summer of the Mad Monk by Cora Taylor

    • Title
      Summer of the Mad Monk
      Author
      Cora Taylor
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1995 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #37. Nobody\'s Son by Sean Stewart

    • Title
      Nobody's Son
      Author
      Sean Stewart
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1994 CLA YA Book of the Year
    • Search Result #38. Some of the Kinder Planets by Tim Wynne-Jones

    • Title
      Some of the Kinder Planets
      Author
      Tim Wynne-Jones
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1995 Horn Book /Fiction, 1994 CLA Childrens Book of the Year,1993 Governor General's Award /Text
    • Search Result #39. There Will be Wolves by Karleen Bradford

    • Title
      There Will be Wolves
      Author
      Karleen Bradford
      Holdings
      1 copy available at Burke Branch in Young Adult Fiction
      Pub date
      1993 CLA YA Book of the Year
    • Search Result #40. Ticket to Curlew by Celia Barker Lottridge

    • Title
      Ticket to Curlew
      Author
      Celia Barker Lottridge
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1993 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #41. Strandia by Susan Lynn Reynolds

    • Title
      Strandia
      Author
      Susan Lynn Reynolds
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1992 CLA YA Book of the Year
    • Search Result #42. Eating Between the Lines by Kevin Major

    • Title
      Eating Between the Lines
      Author
      Kevin Major
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1992 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #43. The Leaving by Budge Wilson

    • Title
      The Leaving
      Author
      Budge Wilson
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1991 CLA YA Book of the Year
    • Search Result #44. Redwork by Michael Bedard

    • Title
      Redwork
      Author
      Michael Bedard
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1991 CLA Childrens Book of the Year, 1990 Governor General's Award /Text
    • Search Result #45. Bad Boy by Diana Wieler

    • Title
      Bad Boy
      Author
      Diana Wieler
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1989 Governor General's Award /Text, 1990 CLA YA Book of the Year
    • Search Result #46. The Sky is Falling by Kit Pearson

    • Title
      The Sky is Falling
      Author
      Kit Pearson
      Holdings
      1 copy available at Duncan Branch in Juvenile Fiction
      Pub date
      1990 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #47. January, February, June or July by Helen Fogwill Porter

    • Title
      January, February, June or July
      Author
      Helen Fogwill Porter
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1989 CLA YA Book of the Year
    • Search Result #48. Easy Avenue by Brian Doyle

    • Title
      Easy Avenue
      Author
      Brian Doyle
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1989 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #49. Who is Frances Rain? by Margaret Buffie

    • Title
      Who is Frances Rain?
      Author
      Margaret Buffie
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1988 CLA YA Book of the Year
    • Search Result #50. A Handful of Time by Kit Pearson

    • Title
      A Handful of Time
      Author
      Kit Pearson
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1988 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #51. Shadow in Hawthorn Bay by Janet Lunn

    • Title
      Shadow in Hawthorn Bay
      Author
      Janet Lunn
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1987 CLA Childrens Book of the Year, 1987 CLA YA Book of the Year
    • Search Result #52. The Quarter-Pie Window by Marianne Brandis

    • Title
      The Quarter-Pie Window
      Author
      Marianne Brandis
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1986 CLA YA Book of the Year
    • Search Result #53. Julie by Cora Taylor

    • Title
      Julie
      Author
      Cora Taylor
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1986 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #54. Winners by Mary-Ellen Lang Collura

    • Title
      Winners
      Author
      Mary-Ellen Lang Collura
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1985 CLA YA Book of the Year
    • Search Result #55. Mama\'s Going to Buy You a Mockingbird by Jean Little

    • Title
      Mama's Going to Buy You a Mockingbird
      Author
      Jean Little
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1985 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #56. The Druid\'s Tune by O.R. Melling

    • Title
      The Druid's Tune
      Author
      O.R. Melling
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1984 CLA YA Book of the Year
    • Search Result #57. Sweetgrass by Jan Hudson

    • Title
      Sweetgrass
      Author
      Jan Hudson
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1984 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #58. Hunter in the Dark by Monica Hughes

    • Title
      Hunter in the Dark
      Author
      Monica Hughes
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1983 CLA YA Book of the Year
    • Search Result #59. Up to Low by Brian Doyle

    • Title
      Up to Low
      Author
      Brian Doyle
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1983 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #60. Superbike by Jamie Brown

    • Title
      Superbike
      Author
      Jamie Brown
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1982 CLA YA Book of the Year
    • Search Result #61. The Root Cellar by Janet Lunn

    • Title
      The Root Cellar
      Author
      Janet Lunn
      Holdings
      1 copy available at Burke Branch in Juvenile Fiction
      Pub date
      1982 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #62. Far from Shore by Kevin Major

    • Title
      Far from Shore
      Author
      Kevin Major
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1981 CLA YA Book of the Year
    • Search Result #63. The Violin-Maker\'s Gift by Donn Kushner

    • Title
      The Violin-Maker's Gift
      Author
      Donn Kushner
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1981 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #64. River Runners by James Houston

    • Title
      River Runners
      Author
      James Houston
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1980 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #65. Hold Fast by Kevin Major

    • Title
      Hold Fast
      Author
      Kevin Major
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1979 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #66. Garbage Delight by Dennis Lee

    • Title
      Garbage Delight
      Author
      Dennis Lee
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1978 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #67. Mouse Woman and the Vanished Princesses by Christie Harris

    • Title
      Mouse Woman and the Vanished Princesses
      Author
      Christie Harris
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1977 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #68. Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang by Mordecai Richler

    • Title
      Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang
      Author
      Mordecai Richler
      Holdings
      1 copy available at Burke Branch in Juvenile Fiction
      Pub date
      1976 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #69. Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang by Mordecai Richler

    • Title
      Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang
      Author
      Mordecai Richler
      Holdings
      1 copy available at Beatley Central Library in Juvenile Fiction
      Pub date
      1976 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #70. Alligator Pie by Dennis Lee

    • Title
      Alligator Pie
      Author
      Dennis Lee
      Holdings
      1 copy available at Duncan Branch in Juvenile Nonfiction
      Pub date
      1975 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #71. The Miraculous Hind by Elizabeth Cleaver

    • Title
      The Miraculous Hind
      Author
      Elizabeth Cleaver
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1974 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #72. The Marrow of the World by Ruth Nichols

    • Title
      The Marrow of the World
      Author
      Ruth Nichols
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1973 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #73. Mary of Mile 18 by Ann Blades

    • Title
      Mary of Mile 18
      Author
      Ann Blades
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1972 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #74. Cartier Discovers the St. Lawrence by William Toye

    • Title
      Cartier Discovers the St. Lawrence
      Author
      William Toye
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1971 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #75. Sally Go Round the Sun by Edith Fowke

    • Title
      Sally Go Round the Sun
      Author
      Edith Fowke
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1970 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #76. And Tomorrow the Stars by Kay Hill

    • Title
      And Tomorrow the Stars
      Author
      Kay Hill
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1969 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #77. The White Archer by James Houston

    • Title
      The White Archer
      Author
      James Houston
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1968 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #78. The Raven\'s Cry by Christie Harris

    • Title
      The Raven's Cry
      Author
      Christie Harris
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1967 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #79. The Double Knights by James McNeill

    • Title
      The Double Knights
      Author
      James McNeill
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1966 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #80. Tikta\' Liktak by James Houston

    • Title
      Tikta' Liktak
      Author
      James Houston
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1966 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #81. Tales of Nanabozho by Dorothy Reid

    • Title
      Tales of Nanabozho
      Author
      Dorothy Reid
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1965 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #82. The Whale People by Roderick Haig-Brown

    • Title
      The Whale People
      Author
      Roderick Haig-Brown
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1964 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #83. The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford

    • Title
      The Incredible Journey
      Author
      Sheila Burnford
      Holdings
      3 copies available at Beatley Central Library, Barrett Branch, and Duncan Branch
      Pub date
      1963 CLA Childrens Book of the Year, 1964 W.A.White
    • Search Result #84. The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford

    • Title
      The Incredible Journey
      Author
      Sheila Burnford
      Holdings
      2 copies available at Barrett Branch and Burke Branch
      Pub date
      1963 CLA Childrens Book of the Year, 1964 W.A.White
    • Search Result #85. The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford

    • Title
      The Incredible Journey
      Author
      Sheila Burnford
      Holdings
      2 copies available at Beatley Central Library and Barrett Branch
      Pub date
      1963 CLA Childrens Book of the Year, 1964 W.A.White
    • Search Result #86. The St. Lawrence by William Toye

    • Title
      The St. Lawrence
      Author
      William Toye
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1961 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #87. The Golden Phoenix by M. Barbeau & M. Hornyansky

    • Title
      The Golden Phoenix
      Author
      M. Barbeau & M. Hornyansky
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1960 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #88. The Dangerous Cove by John F. Hayes

    • Title
      The Dangerous Cove
      Author
      John F. Hayes
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1959 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #89. Lost in the Barrens by Farley Mowat

    • Title
      Lost in the Barrens
      Author
      Farley Mowat
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1958 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #90. Glooskap\'s Country by Cyrus Macmillan

    • Title
      Glooskap's Country
      Author
      Cyrus Macmillan
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1957 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #91. Train for Tiger Lily by Louise Riley

    • Title
      Train for Tiger Lily
      Author
      Louise Riley
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1956 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #92. The Sun Horse by Catherine A. Clark

    • Title
      The Sun Horse
      Author
      Catherine A. Clark
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1952 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #93. Franklin of the Arctic by Richard Lambert

    • Title
      Franklin of the Arctic
      Author
      Richard Lambert
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1950 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
    • Search Result #94. Kristli\'s Trees by Mabel Dunham

    • Title
      Kristli's Trees
      Author
      Mabel Dunham
      Holdings
      No copies of this title were found.
      Pub date
      1949 CLA Childrens Book of the Year
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