(Association canadienne d'éducation de langue française)
For a manuscript for children 8 to 12 years.
None awarded in 1992.
ANN CONNOR-BRIMER AWARD
(The Nova Scotia Library Association)
For best book by an Atlantic author.
Eating Between the Lines
Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1991
142 p. ISBN 0385252935
Jackson has a way with words. Troubled by his parent's impending break-up and his inability to win the girl of his dreams, he realizes he must do something. When his mother stops cooking, Jackson's teenage appetite is at stake. Quelling his hunger at a pizza parlour run by his friend Mrs. Landsberg, a former librarian, Jackson is given a gold medal in the form of a pizza. With the use of the medal, Jackson discovers that he is able to physically project himself into any book that he reads. After many exciting, frightening and humorous adventures, Jackson's life comes together. A wonderful blend of food and literature.
CANADIAN LEARNING MATERIAL OF THE YEAR AWARD
(Ontario School Library Association)
For best Canadian book that supports Ontario Ministry of Education curricula.
Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1990
199 p. ISBN 0385252579
This vivid account of the brutal student massacre in Tian An Men Square is portrayed through the eyes of seventeen-year-old Alex. Separated from his father, a CBC news cameraman, he is helped by some students, to escape with his illegal videotapes.
THE INTERNATIONAL READING ASSOCIATION CHILDREN'S LITERATURE AWARD
(Ottawa Valley Council of the International Reading Association)
For best book by an Ottawa Valley author.
Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, 1990
(A Groundwood Book)
117 p. ISBN 0888991223
Hubbo O'Driscoll is back! This sequel picks up where Easy Avenue left off. Hubbo is now living on a farm in the Gatineau Hills with the O'Driscoll's and has taken on the responsibility of looking after a derelict covered bridge. There is plenty of humour and word play.
R. ROSS ANNETT JUVENILE FICTION AWARD
(Writers Guild of Alberta)
For best book by an Alberta author.
A Cat of Artimus Pride
Hazel J. Hutchins
Illustrations: Ruth Ohi
Toronto: Annick Press, 1991
95 p. ISBN 1550371991
Eleven-year-old Claire wants to enter a float in the Heritage Day Parade. As she works in her back yard, a cat, named Cortex, who belonged to an early settler a hundred years ago, starts talking to her.
Claire and her friend, Giff, build a huge construction which they call JUNKASAURUS WRECK because it is made of discarded material they have collected from a creek nearby. They are overjoyed when the float wins best overall in the parade.
Delightful black-and-white illustrations enhance the story.
THE SHEILA A. EGOFF CHILDREN'S PRIZE
(The West Coast Book Prize Society)
For best book by a British Columbia author.
Siwiti: A Whale's Story
Photographs: Robin and Alexandra Morton
Victoria, B.C.: Orca Book, 1991
47 p. ISBN 0920501567
Ages 9 and up
This lively story of the adventures of little Sawiti, during her first year of life, is greatly enhanced by the excellent real-life photographs of killer whales in the waters off the West Coast of Canada.