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The Red Maple Award

(for Ontario students in grades 7 - 9.)




We All Fall Down by Eric Walters (Random House)


Born to Rock by Gordon Korman (Scholastic Canada)
The Girls They Left Behind by Bernice Thurman Hunter (Fitzhenry and Whiteside)
The Isabel Factor by Gayle Friesen (Kids Can Press)
Johnny Kellock Died Today by Hadley Dyer (HarperCollins Canada)
Megiddo's Shadow by Arthur Slade (HarperCollins Canada)
Not a Trace by Norah McClintock (Scholastic Canada)
The Plague by Clem Martini (Kids Can Press)
The Raintree Rebellion by Janet McNaughton (HarperCollins)
Red Goodwin by John Wilson (Ronsdale)
We All Fall Down by Eric Walters (Random House)



Thieves! Ten Stories of Surprising Heists, Comical Capers and Daring Escapade by Andreas Schroeder (Annick Press)


Alligator & Crocodile Rescue: Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife by Trish Snyder (Firefly Books)
The Blue Jean Book: The Story Behind the Seams by Tanya Lloyd Kyi (Annick Press)
In Your Face: The Culture of Beauty and You by Shari Graydon (Annick)
Into the World of the Dead: Astonishing Adventures in the Underworld by Michael Boughn (Annick)
It's Your Room: A Decorating Guide for Real Kids by Janice Weaver & Frieda Wishinsky. Illustrated by Claudia Dávila. (Tundra Books)
Jean Chrétien: The Scrapper who Climbed his Way to the Top by Nate Hendley. Illustrated by Gabriel Morrisette. (Jackfruit Press)
Money, Money, Money: Where It Comes From, How to Save It, Spend It and Make It by Eve Drobot. Illustrated by Claudia Dávila. (Maple Tree Press)
Our Stories, Our Songs African Children Talk About AIDS by Deborah Ellis (Fitzhenry and Whiteside)
Season of Rage: Hugh Burnett and the Struggle for Civil Rights by John Cooper (Tundra Books)
Thieves! Ten Stories of Surprising Heists, Comical Capers and Daring Escapade by Andreas Schroeder (Annick Press)


Fiction Nominees


After Sylvia by Alan Cumyn
Blood Brothers by Marilyn Halvorson
by Iain Lawrence

From Charlie's Point Of View
by Richard Scrimger

by Sheree Fitch

by Myra Paperny
Lost Goat Lane by Rosa Jordan
Mercury Man
by Tom Henighan

by Kenneth Oppel

Sower Of Tales
by Rachna Gilmore

(Note: The award for 2006 will be for fiction only)


Fiction Winner

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel (HarperCollins)


Non-Fiction Winner

Scams! by Andreas Schroeder (Annick Press)

Fiction Nominees

A Different Kind of Beauty. by Sylvia McNicoll. Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Airborn. by Kenneth Oppel. HarperCollins
Dead and Gone. by Norah McClintock. Scholastic Canada
The Heaven Shop. by Deborah Ellis. Fitzhenry & Whiteside
The Mob. by Clem Martini. Kids Can
Nobody's Child. by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch. Dundurn Press
Peacekeepers. by Dianne Linden. Coteau
The Princess Pawn. by Maggie L. Wood. Sumach
Sister to the Wolf. by Maxine Trottier. Kids Can Press
Stitches. by Glen Huser. Groundwood

Non-Fiction Nominees

From Head to Toe: Bound Feet, Bathing Suits, and Other Bizarre and Beautiful Things. By Janice Weaver Illustrator: Francis Blake. Tundra Books
I Remember Korea: Veterans Tell Their Stories of the Korean War, 1950-53. By Linda Granfield. Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Made You Look: How Advertising Works and Why You Should Know. By Shari Graydon . Illustrator: Warren Clark. Annick Press
Scams! By Andreas Schroeder. Annick Press
Wild Science: Amazing Encounters Between Animals and the People Who Study Them. By Victoria Miles.
Working Like a Dog: The Story of Working Dogs Through History. By Gena K. Gorrell . Tundra



Hit and Run by Norah McClintock (Scholastic Canada)


Waiting for Sarah by Bruce McBay &James Heneghan (Orca Book Publishers)

The Dirt Eaters by Dennis Foon (Annick Press)


Parvana's Journey by Deborah Ellis (Groundwood Books)
The Dirt Eaters by Dennis Foon (Annick Press)
In Spite of Killer Beesby Julie Johnston (Tundra Books)
The Buccaneersby Iain Lawrence (Delacorte Press)
Waiting for Sarah by Bruce McBay and James Heneghan (Orca Book Publishers)
Hit and Run by Norah McClintock (Scholastic Canada)
Charlie Wilcox's Great War by Sharon McKay (Penguin Group)
An Earthly Knight by Janet McNaughton (HarperCollins)
On Wings of a Dragon by Cora Taylor (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
Run by Eric Walters (Penguin Group)


Clara's War By Kathy Kacer (Second Story)


A Bushel of Light. Troon Harrison
Across the Steel River. Ted Stenhouse
Bone Beds of the Badlands. Shane Peacock
Bully Boys. Eric Walters
By The Standing Stone. Maxine Trottier
Clara’s War. Kathy Kacer
Dust. Arthur Slade
Stones. William Bell
Whisperings of Magic. Karleen Bradford
Whose Side Are You On? Betty Fitzpatrick Dorion



The Boy in the Burning House by Tim Wynne-Jones. Groundwood Books
The Bread Winner by Deborah Ellis. Groundwood Books
Charlie Wilcox by Sharon McKay. Stoddart Kids
Men of Stone by Gayle Friesen. Kids Can Press
Over The Edge by Norah McClintock. Scholastic
Raspberry House Blues by Linda Holeman. Tundra Books
Rebound by Eric Walters. Stoddart Kids
The Secret Under My Skin by Janet McNaughton. HarperCollins
Storm Warning by Monica Hughes. HarperCollins
The Wreckers by Iain Lawrence. Delacorte Books (Random House)


Anita Horrocks. What They Don't Know. Stoddart Kids

Editor: Victoria Pennell