Canadian Library Association Shortlist!
Happy news today! The Canadian LIbrary Association has released its shortlists for its various book of the year awards. The finalists for the 2016 CLA Young Adult Book Award, in alphabetical order by author, are:
Delusion Road, by Don Aker (Harper Collins)
The Masked Truth, by Kelley Armstrong (Penguin Random House)
An Inheritance of Ashes, by Leah Bobet (Scholastic Canada)
Scorpion Rules, by Erin Bow (Simon & Schuster)
Mad Miss Mimic, by Sarah Henstra (Penguin Random House)
The Truth Commission, by Susan Juby (Penguin Random House)
The Outside Circle, by Patti LaBoucane-Benson (Groundwood)
Calvin, by Martine Leavitt (Groundwood)
We are All Made of Molecules, by Susin Nielsen (Penguin Random House)
Boo, by Neil Smith (Penguin Random House)
Of these I've read only An Inheritance of Ashes and We Are All Made of Molecules -- they are both terrific. I'm thrilled to be on this list. The award is announced in June.