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Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Awards



English Non-Fiction

Harry Houdini, Elizabeth MacLeod (Kids Can Press)

English Fiction

The Crazy Man, Pamela Porter (Groundwood Books)

French Fiction

L'atlas perdu, Diane Bergeron (Soulières)
Léon et les expressions, Annie Groovie (Courte Échelle)



Winners/Gagnants 2006

English Fiction/Fiction Anglaise

No Small Thing by Natale Ghent. HarperCollins

English Non-Fiction/Documentation - Anglaise

Adventures in the Ice Age by Linda Bailey. Kids Can Press


La butte à Pétard by Diane Carmel Léger. Bouton d'or Acadie

2006/2007 Finalists/Sélections

English Fiction

Action! by Carol Matas. Key Porter Books
Any Pet Will Do by Nancy Shouse. Orca Book Publishers
The Crazy Man by Pamela Porter. Groundwood Books
If I Had a Million Onions by Sheree Fitch. Tradewind Books
The Latch: An Acadian Adventure by Joyce Grant-Smith. Brun Creek Books
Mable Riley: A Reliable Record of Humdrum, Peril and Romance by Marthe Jocelyn. Tundra Books
Martin Bridge: Ready for Takeoff! by Jessica Scott Kerrin. Kids Can Press
One on One by Don Aker. Harper Trophy Canada
Out of Bounds by Sylvia Gunnery. James Lorimer and Company
Peggy's Letters by Jacqueline Halsey. Orca Book Publishers

English Non-Fiction

Animals Hibernating: How Animals Survive Extreme Conditions by Pamela Hickman. Kids Can Press
Atlantic Puffin: Little Brother of the North by Kristin Bieber Domm. Nimbus
Backyard Birds; An Introduction by Robert Bateman. Scholastic
A Bloom of Friendship: The Story of the Canadian Tulip Festival by Anne Renaud. Lobster Press
Coming To Canada: Building a Life in a New World by Susan Hughes. Maple Tree Press
Hayley Wickenheiser: Born to Play by Elizabeth Etue. Kids Can Press
Harry Houdini: A Magical Life by Elizabeth Macleod. Kids Can Press
Scholastic Canada Biographies: Canadian Artists by Maxine Trottier. Scholastic
They Did What?! Your Guide to Weird & Wacky Things People Do by Jeff Szpirglas. Maple Tree Press
Transformed: How Everyday Things are Made by Bill Slavin. Kids Can Press

Fiction Français

L'atlas perdu par Diane Bergeron. Soulieres
Derrière le mur par Camille Bouchard. Dominique et Compagnie
Mouk le monstre: En pièces déachées. par Martine Latulippe. Fou Lire
Les fantômes bleus sont les plus Malheureux par Roger des Roches. Québec Amérique
La grande aventure de Gabi par Lorraine Pelletier. Vents d'Ouest
Les impatiences de Ping par Andrée Poulin. Québec Amérique
Mission périlleuse en Erianigami par Alexandra Larochelle. Trécarré
Plouk le raton laveur qui ne voulait pas laver par Gil Courtemanche. Les 400 Coups
Twister, mon chien détecteur par Sylviane Thibault. Pierre Tisseyre
Vive le nombril libre! par Sarah Lalonde. Loup de Gouttiere

Non-Fiction Français

A la découverte de Félix Leclerc par Marie-Joséée Plouffe. Trécarré
Carcajou, démon des bois par Geneviève Mativat. Isatis
Le Castor par Sylvie Roberge. Dominique et Compagnie
Cléo Clic Clic au Maroc par Julie Paquet. Courte échelle
Les compositeurs par Claudio Ricignuolo. Fides
Léon et les expressions par Annie Groovie. Courte échelle
La lune par Professeur Génius (Martine Podesto). Québec Amérique
Les mocassins par Michel Noël. Dominique et Compagnie
Mon album de la vie par Professeur Génius (Martine Podesto). Québec Amérique
Mon album des découvertes et inventions. par Professeur Génius (Martine Podesto). Québec Amérique



English Fiction

Mud City by Deborah Ellis (Groundwood Books, 2003)

English Non-Fiction

Tunnels! by Diane Swanson (Annick Press, 2003)


Zak le fantôme by Alain M. Bergeron (Soulières Éditeur, 2003)

Hackmatack Shortlisted Books 2005/2006

English Fiction

The Adventures of Tommy Smith by Robert Sutherland (HarperCollins, 2004)
Dive Trilogy: Book One: The Discovery; Book Two: The Deep; Book Three: The Danger by Gordon Korman (Scholastic Canada)
Ellen Fremedon by Joan Givner (Groundwood)
Hero by Martha Attema (Orca)
Just for Kicks by Robert Rayner (James Lorimer)
No Small Thing by Natale Ghent (HarperCollins)
Pomiuk: Prince of the North by Alice Walsh (Beach Holme)
The Puppet Wrangler by Vicki Grant (Orca)
Rachel: Book Four: An Elephant Tree Christmas (Our Canadian Girl) by Lynne Kositsky (Penguin)
There You Are by Joanne Taylor (Tundra Books)

English Non-Fiction
Adventures in the Ice Age by Linda Bailey (Kids Can Press)
Aha! The Most Interesting Book You'll Ever Read About Intelligence by Trudee Romanek (Kids Can Press)
Fantastic Feats and Failures by the Editors of YES Magazine (Kids Can Press)
The Kids Book of Canadian Exploration by Ann-Maureen Owens & Jane Yealland (Kids Can Press)
The Kids Guide to Money Cent$ by Keltie Thomas (Kids Can Press)
Marie Curie: A Brilliant Life by Elizabeth MacLeod (Kids Can Press)
Picasso: Soul on Fire by Laura Fernandez (Tundra Books)
A Poppy is to Remember by Heather Patterson (Scholastic Canada)
Singing Towards the Future: The Story of Portia White by Lian Goodall (Napoleon Publishing)
Tree of Life: The Incredible Biodiversity of Life on Earth by Rochelle Strauss (Kids Can Press)


L'atlas mystérieux par Diane Bergeron (Soulières)
Le bateau dans la savane par Jean-Pierre Dubé (Pierre Tisseyre)
La butte à Pétard par Diane Carmel Léger (Bouton d'Or Acadie)
La chasse aux moules par Maryse Pelletier (Courte Echelle)
Dans le nid du faucon par Marie Roberge (Soleil de Minuit)
Le dernier voyage de Qumak par Genèèvieve Mativat (Pierre Tisseyre)
La disparition du bébé chocolat par Andréée Poulin (Quéébec Améérique)
Drôle de nuit pour Miti par Bernadette Renaud (Québec Amérique)
L'hiver de Léo Polatouche par Nicole Leroux (Boréal)
Pour un panier de pêches par Josée Ouimet (Pierre Tisseyre)


English Fiction Category

The Secret Life of Owen Skye by Alan Cumyn

English Non-Fiction Category

Hana's Suitcase by Karen Levine

French Category

Opération Juliette by Lucia Cavezzali



English Fiction Category

The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

English Non-fiction Category

Adventures with Vikings by Linda Bailey

French Category

Chante pour moi, Charlotte by Marthe Pelletier


English Fiction Category

Firewing by Ken Oppel (Harper Collins, 2002)
The Word for Home by Joan Clark (Penguin Books, 2002)
What's a Serious Detective Like Me Doing in Such a Silly Movie? by Linda Bailey (Kids Can Press, 2002)
The Saltbox Sweater by Janet McNaughton (Creative, 2001)
Flood by James Heneghan (Groundwood, 2002)
The Secret Life of Owen Skye by Alan Cumyn (Groundwood, 2002)
A Ribbon of Shining Steel (Dear Canada) by Julie Lawson (Scholastic, 2002)
Marie-Claire: A Season of Sorrow (Our Canadian Girl), (Penguin, 2002)
Jasmine's Journey by Cathy Brown Murphy (Creative, 2002)
Izzie: The Christmas That Almost Wasn't (Our Canadian Girl) by Budge Wilson (Penguin, 2002)

French Category

Je deviens astronome par Pierre Chastenay (Éditions Michel Quintin, 2002)
Ma a et l'oiseau par Angle Delaunois (Éditions Pierre Tisseyre, 2002)
Marion et le Nouveau Monde par Michçle Marineau (Éditions Héritage, 2002)
Songes et mensonges par Nathalie Loignon (Éditions Héritage, 2002)
Le trésor d'Elvis Bozec par Françoise Enguehard (Éditions Bouton d'or Acadie, 2002)
Les piranhas par Alain M. Bergeron (Éditions Michel Quintin, 2002)
Docteur Soccer par Paul Rousseau (Éditions de la courte Échelle, 2002)
Une tonne de patates par Pierre Roy (Éditions Hurtubise HMH lté, 2002)
Opération Juliette par Lucia Cavezzali (Éditions Hurtubise HMH lté, 2002)
Le voyage à l'envers par Marie-Danielle Croteau ( Éditions Les 400 coups, 2002)

English Non-Fiction Category

Adventures in Ancient Greece by Linda Bailey (Kids Can Press, 2002)
Canada Invents by Susan Hughes (Maple Tree/Owl Books, 2002)
Capturing Joy: The Story of Maud Lewis by Jo Ellen Bogart (Tundra Books, 2002)
Ha! Ha! Ha!: 1000+ Jokes, Riddles Facts, and More by Lyn Thomas (Maple Tree/Owl Books, 2001)
Hana's Suitcase by Karen Levine (Second Story Press, 2002)
House Calls: The True Story of a Pioneer Doctor by Ainslie Manson (Groundwood, 2001)
How Hockey Works by Keltie Thomas (Maple Tree/Owl Books, 2002)
The Scoop on Poop: The Fascinating Science of How Animals Use Poop by Wayne Lynch (Fifth House Publishers, 2001)
Secrets in Stone: All About Maya Hieroglyphs by Laurie Coulter (Scholastic, 2001)
Amazing Women Athletes by Jill Bryant (Second Story, 2001)


English Fiction Category

Charlie Wilcox by Sharon E. MacKay (Stoddart Kids)

English Non-Fiction Category

WOW! Canada: Exploring This Land from Coast to Coast to Coast by Vivien Bowers (Owl Books)

French Category

Premier trophèe pour Momo de Sinro by François Barcelo (Québec Amérique)


Fiction (English)

The Breadwinner Deborah Ellis
the Standing Stone Maxine Trottier
The Cat from Kosovo Mary Jane Hampton
Earthly Astonishments Marthe Jocelyn
A Prairie as Wide as the Sea Sarah Ellis
A Mighty Big Imagining Lynne Kositsky
A Nose for Adventure Richard Scrimger
Heroes of Isle Aux Morts Alice Walsh
Topher Anita Horrocks
The White Horse Talisman Andrea Spalding

Non-Fiction (English)

Eating Animals: How Animals Chomp, Chew, Slurp and Swallow Pamela Hickman
Adventures with the Vikings Linda Bailey
To the Top of Everest Laurie Skreslit with Elizabeth MacLeod
Burp! The Most Interesting Book You'll Ever Read About Eating Diane Swanson
A First Book About Canadian Art Richard Rhodes
Lucy Maud Montgomery: A Writer's Life Elizabeth MacLeod
Shooting Hoops and Skating Loops: Great Inventions In Sports Alannah Hegedus and Katlin Rainey
Footnotes: Dancing the World's Best Loved Ballets Frank Augustin and Shelley Tanaka
Where Poppies Grow: A World War 1 Companion Linda Granfield
Volcano! Cynthia Pratt Nicolson


Gaston, Le-Grognon Anique Poitras
L'enquete de Nesbitt Jacinthe Gaulin
Julien Cesar Jocelyne Ouellette
La memoire de mademoiselle Morgane Martine Latulippe
Tite-Jeanne et la pomme d'or Melvin Gallant
Le congres des laids Lucia Flores
Un chien dans un jeu de quilles Carole Tremblay
Chante pour moi, Charlotte Marthe Pelletier
Les dinosaures Alain M. Bergeron
Les Grands Debrouillards Real Godbout et al




Cyntha Bates. Mikayla's Victory. James Lorimer & Co.
Karleen Bradford. Dragonfire. HarperCollins
Sheree Fitch. The Other Author Arthur. Pottersfield Press
Elaine Breault Hammond. Explosion at Dawson Creek. Ragweed Press
Kathy Kacer. The Secret of Gabi's Dresser. Second Story Press
Annette Lebox. Miracle at Willowcreek. Second Story Press
Kenneth Oppel. Sunwing. HarperCollins
Ian Wallace. Boy of the Deeps. Groundwood Books
Eric Walters. The Hydrofoil Mystery. Viking/Penguin Canada
Budge Wilson. The Cat That Barked.Pottersfield Press


David Bouchard. A Barnyard Bestiary. Orca Book Publishers
Karen Dudley. Bald Eagles. Weigl Educational Publishers
Linda Granfield. Circus. Douglas & McIntyre
Rukhsana Kahn. Muslim Child. Napoleon Publishing
Elizabeth MacLeod. Alexander Graham Bell: An Inventive Life. Kids Can Press
Patricia Miller-Schroeder. Blue Whales. Weigl Educational Publishers
Lawrie Raskin and Debora Pearson. 52 Days by Camel: My Sahara Adventure. Annick Press
Shelley Tanaka. Graveyards of the Dinosaurs. Scholastic Canada
Andy Turnbull and Debora Pearson. By Truck to the North. Annick Press
Mary Wallace. The Inuksuk Book. Annick Press


Fiction Category

Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel. HarperCollins

Non-Fiction Category

If You Could Wear My Sneakers by Sheree Fitch. Doubleday Canada


Editor: Victoria Pennell