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Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction

2007

Winner

I Found a Dead Bird: The Kids’Guide to the Cycle of Life & Death. Written by Jan Thornhill (Maple Tree Press)

Shortlist

Factory Girl. Written by Barbara Greenwood (Kids Can Press)
Fire! The Renewal of a Forest. Written and illustrated by Celia Godkin (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
Genocide. Written by Jane Springer (Groundwood Books)
I Found a Dead Bird: The Kids’Guide to the Cycle of Life & Death. Written by Jan Thornhill (Maple Tree Press)
Ryan and Jimmy: And the Well in Africa That Brought Them Together. Written by Herb Shoveller (Kids Can Press)


2006

Winner

Transformed: How Everyday Things Are Made written by Bill Slavin and Jim Slavin, illustrated by Bill Slavin (Kids Can Press)

Shortlist

Coming to Canada: Building a Life in a New Land written by Susan Hughes (Maple Tree Press)
Hiding Edith: A True Story written by Kathy Kacer (Second Story Press)
My Childhood Under Fire: A Sarajevo Diary written by Nadja Halilbegovich (Kids Can Press)
Our Stories, Our Songs written by Deborah Ellis (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
Transformed: How Everyday Things Are Made written by Bill Slavin with Jim Slavin illustrated by Bill Slavin
(Kids Can Press)

2005

Winner

In Your Face: The Culture of Beauty and You by Shari Graydon (Annick Press)

Honour Books

A Home for Foundlings by Marthe Jocelyn (Tundra Books)
Red Land, Yellow River: A Story from the Cultural Revolution
by Ange Zhang; Groundwood Books

A Second Is a Hiccup: A Child’s Book of Time
by Hazel Hutchins; illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton (North Winds Press/Scholastic Canada)
The Underground Reporters by Kathy Kacer (Second Story Press)

Nominees

A Home for Foundlings, by Marthe Jocelyn (Tundra Books)
In Your Face: The Culture of Beauty and You, by Shari Graydon (Annick Press)
Red Land, Yellow River: A Story from the Cultural Revolution, by Ange Zhang (Groundwood Books)
A Second Is a Hiccup: A Child’s Book of Time, by Hazel Hutchins and illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton (North Winds Press/Scholastic Canada)
The Underground Reporters, by Kathy Kacer (Second Story Press)

2004

Winner

The Road to There: Mapmakers and Their Stories by Val Ross (Tundra Books)

Other Nominees

Bobbie Rosenfeld: The Olympian Who Could Do Everything by Anne Dublin (Second Story Press)
Discovering the Arctic: The Story of John Rae by John Wilson (Napoleon Publishing)
Four Pictures by Emily Carr by Nicolas Debon (Groundwood Books)
Oscar: The Life and Music of Oscar Peterson by Reva Marin (Groundwood Books)


2003

Winner

As Long as the Rivers Flow by Larry Loyie with Constance Brissenden, illustrated by Heather D. Holmlund. Groundwood Books

Finalists

Beyond the Dance: A Ballerina's Life by Chan Hon Goh with Cary Fagan. Tundra Books
Under the Ice by Kathy Conlan. Kids Can Press
Wilfred Laurier: A Pledge for Canada by Roderick Stewart. XYZ Publishing
Wizards: An Amazing Journey Through the Last Great Age of Magic by Candice Savage. Greystone Books

Special Recognition

The Toronto Story by Claire Mackay, illustrated by Johnny Wales. Annick Press

2002

Winner

The Man Who ran Faster Than Everyone: The Story of Tom Longboat by Jack Batten. (Tundra Books)

Finalists

Hanna's Suitcase by Karen Levine (Second Story Press)
Nerves Out Loud: Critical Moments in the Lives of Seven Teen Girls by Susan Musgrave (Annick Press)
The Sex Book: An Alphabet of Smarter Love by Jane Pavanel (Lobster Press)
Righting Wrongs: The Story of Norman Bethune by John Wilson (Napoleon Publishing)

2001

Winner

Heart and Soul: The Story of Florence Nightingale by Gena K. Forrell (Tundra Books)

2000

Winner

The Shaman's Nephew: A Life in the Far North written by Simon Tookoome with Sheldon Oberman, illustrated by Simon Tookoome. Stoddart Kids

Finalists

The Dancer Who Flew: A Memoir of Rudolf Nureyev. Linda Maybarduk. Tundra Books
Five Pennies: A Prairie Boy's Story. Irene Morck. Fifth House Publishers
The Young Writer's Companion. Sarah Ellis. Groundwood Books

Editor: Victoria Pennell