Monday, May 16, 2011

Red Cedar Book Awards

Students in grades 4-7 have been reading the Red Cedar book award nominees since the fall. There are 12 nominees for fiction and 12 nominees for information books. Information about the Red Cedar book award program can be found here.

During Canadian Children's Book Week, we held our official Blair Library Red Cedar voting on Thursday, May 5th in the library at lunchtime. Eligible students (students who had read at least five of the books) filled out their ballots, had a cupcake with the Red Cedar symbol on it, received their certificates and then we tallied the votes together as we discussed the different books.

Although we submitted our vote totals to contribute to the provincial totals we definitely had some favourites here at Blair. The Curse of Akkad was the favourite information book and the favourite fiction books (novels) were Graveyard of the Sea, Libertad and Starclimber.

On Monday, May 15th, the winners of the Red Cedar Book Awards were announced. Over 2000 votes came in from all across BC. The information book award winner is: Everything But The Kitchen Sink by Frieda Wishinsky and Elizabeth MacLeod. The fiction award winner is: Libertad by Alma Fullerton.

We're looking forward to hearing what books will be nominated for next year!

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