Book of the Year Award for Children

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.

Cover of The nest2016

The Nest Kenneth Oppel; illustrated by Jon Klassen

2015

The Night Gardener Jonathan Auxier

2014

The Curse of the Dream Witch Allan Stratton

Cover of The reluctant journal of Henry K. Larsen2013

The reluctant journal of Henry K. Larsen Susin Nielsen

2012

The whole truth Kit Pearson

2011

Half brother Kenneth Oppel (Half Brother also won the Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award).

2010

Watching Jimmy Nancy Hartry

2009

The shepherd’s granddaughter Anne Laurel Carter

Cover: Elijah of Buxton2008

Elijah of Buxton Christopher Paul Curtis

2007

Johnny Kellock died today Hadley Dyer

2006

The crazy man Pamela Porter

2005

Last chance bay Anne Laurel Carter

2004

Boy O’Boy Brian Doyle

Book cover: Hana's Suitcase2003

Hana’s suitcase Karen Levine

2002

Orphan at my door Jean Little

2001

Wild girl & Gran Nan Gregory

Book cover: Sunwing2000

Sunwing Kenneth Oppel

1999

Stephen Fair Tim Wynne-Jones

1998

Silverwing Kenneth Oppel

1997

Uncle Ronald Brian Doyle

1996

The tiny kite of Eddie Wing Maxine Trottier

1995

Summer of the mad monk Cora Taylor

1994

Some of the kinder planets Tim Wynne-Jones

1993

Ticket to Curlew Celia Barker Lottridge

1992

Eating between the lines Kevin Major

1991

Redwork Michael Bedard

1990

The sky is falling Kit Pearson

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