Christchurch City Libraries lists literary prize winners and links to catalogue searches, but we may not hold copies of all titles mentioned. See more kids literary prize winners.
This award was presented by the Canadian Library Association and recognised the author of an outstanding English language Canadian book that was aimed at children. It was established in 1947 and can be any work that is an act of creative writing, regardless of format. This award ceased in 2016.
See other awards of the Canadian Library Association.
The Nest Kenneth Oppel; illustrated by Jon Klassen
The Night Gardener Jonathan Auxier
The Curse of the Dream Witch Allan Stratton
The reluctant journal of Henry K. Larsen Susin Nielsen
The whole truth Kit Pearson
Half brother Kenneth Oppel (Half Brother also won the Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award).
Watching Jimmy Nancy Hartry
The shepherd’s granddaughter Anne Laurel Carter
Elijah of Buxton Christopher Paul Curtis
Johnny Kellock died today Hadley Dyer
The crazy man Pamela Porter
Last chance bay Anne Laurel Carter
Boy O’Boy Brian Doyle
Hana’s suitcase Karen Levine
Orphan at my door Jean Little
Wild girl & Gran Nan Gregory
Sunwing Kenneth Oppel
Stephen Fair Tim Wynne-Jones
Silverwing Kenneth Oppel
Uncle Ronald Brian Doyle
The tiny kite of Eddie Wing Maxine Trottier
Summer of the mad monk Cora Taylor
Some of the kinder planets Tim Wynne-Jones
Ticket to Curlew Celia Barker Lottridge
Eating between the lines Kevin Major
Redwork Michael Bedard
The sky is falling Kit Pearson