Young Adult Canadian Book Award

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 an author of an outstanding English language Canadian book which appealed to young adults between the ages of 13 and 18. It was established in 1981 and ceased in 2016.

See other awards of the Canadian Library Association.

Cover of The scorpion rules2016

The Scorpion Rules Erin Bow

2015

This One Summer Mariko & Jillian Tamaki

2014

Graffiti Knight Karen Bass

Cover of My book of life by Angel2013

My book of life by Angel Martine Leavitt

2012

All good children Catherine Austen

2011

Half brother Kenneth Oppel (Half Brother also won the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award for Children)

2010

Wondrous strange Lesley Livingston

Cover of Chanda's Wars2009

Chanda’s wars Allan Stratton

2008

Mistik Lake Martha Brooks

2007

The blue helmet William Bell

2006

Swimming in the Monsoon Sea Shyam Selvadurai

Book cover of A complicated kindness2005

A complicated kindness Miriam Toews

2004

The canning season Polly Horvath

2003

True confessions of a heartless girl Martha Brooks

2002

Stones William Bell

Book cover: Before Wings2001

Before wings Beth Goobie

2000

Alone at Ninety Foot Katherine Holubitsky

1999

Janey’s girl Gayle Friesen

1998

Bone dance Martha Brooks

1997

Takes: stories for young adults R. P. MacIntyre

1996

The Maestro Tim Wynne-Jones. Published in New Zealand as The flight of Burl Crow.

Book cover: Adam and Eve and Pinch-Me1995

Adam and Eve and Pinch-Me Julie Johnston

1994

Nobody’s son Sean Stewart

1993

There will be wolves Karleen Bradford

1992

Strandia Susan Lynn Reynolds

1991

The leaving Budge Wilson

1990

Bad boy Diana Wieler

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