The Canadian Library Association has selected the 2010 winning title for the Book of the Year for Children Award. This year’s winner is Watching Jimmy by Nancy Hartry!
Tundra gave a quick congratulatory toast to Nancy when she popped into the office today. Here she is with Editorial Director, Kathryn Cole:
“Though frugal with her words,” commended Helen Kubiw, Chair of the Book of the Year for Children Award Committee, “Nancy Hartry packs much intensity into them, superbly depicting the hardships of her characters’ lives without demanding sympathy from her readers.”
The CLA Children’s Book of the Year Award will be presented to Nancy Hartry on June 3, 2010 during the CLA National Conference and Tradeshow in Edmonton.
Two Honour Books for the CLA’s Book of the Year for Children Award were also selected. Congratulations to Shane Peacock for Vanishing Girl and R. J. Anderson for Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter!