Award-winning author Linda Granfield, has been very involved in a school poppy program, Each One Remembered – On se souvient de chacun, for Vimy Ridge Day. On Friday, April 9, Canadians are invited to make poppies to pay tribute to all of those who served in the First World War. To participate in this program and for more information, please click on the links for English and French.
We applaud Linda Granfield for her heroic efforts on acknowledging our beloved veterans!
Teachers, librarians, and parents may also want share these books:
Proud as a Peacock, Brave as a Lion
By Jane Barclay
Illustrated by Renné Benoit
“…beautifully modulated picture book about war and remembrance…. Renné Benoit’s subtle gouache and watercolour illustrations are perfectly attuned to Jane Barclay’s story.” – The Globe and Mail
The War to End All Wars: The Story of World War I
By Jack Batten
“…Batten’s account is a model of lucidity, a good place for a young reader to start. Batten’s clean, intelligent prose makes this highly readable and comprehensible….” – The Toronto Star
A Thousand Years of Pirates
By William Gilkerson
“… A Thousand Years of Pirates, manages to preserve the historical reality of pirates while still maintaining the captivating image of pirates that so strongly interests people, especially children…. At the same time, Gilkerson captures the adventure of the high seas in his illustrations. …a great example of how history can be made interesting to young readers….” – ForeWord Reviews
Juvenile Fiction Finalist:
Jacob Two-Two on the High Seas
By Cary Fagan
Illustrated by Dušan Petričić
“Fagan has produced a lively tale of pirates, transatlantic voyages, and the usual heedless parents…” – Books for Young People: Books of the Year, Quill & Quire
YA Fiction Finalist:
By Shane Peacock
“… The richly descriptive prose offers a vivid sense of both Victorian life and the diverse characters, especially complex, intriguing, and sympathetic Sherlock….” – Booklist
The following Tundra books are nominated for the 2010 Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice Award:
By Nan Forler
Illustrated by François Thisdale
32 Pages Nominated in the Shining Willow category (kindergarten – grade 3)
Bullying and the ability to rise above it are at the heart of this strikingly beautiful picture book. All school-aged children have either bullied, been bullied, or witnessed bullying, and all too often, they feel powerless to stop what has been set in motion.
Dear Toni By Cyndi Sand-Eveland
136 Pages Nominated in the Diamond Willow category (grades 4-6) When sixth-grader Gene Tucks moves south, she dreads being the new kid at school and almost everything else about her life as a “nobody.” But what she dreads most is the hundred-day journal-writing assignment her teacher has given the class. His brilliant idea is to have the journals locked in the town museum’s vault for forty years so that future grade-sixers can read them.
By Susin Nielsen
256 Pages Nominated in the Snow Willow category (grades 7-9)
In this brilliantly observed novel, author Susin Nielsen transports the reader to the world of competitive Scrabble as seen from the honest yet funny viewpoint of a boy who’s searching for acceptance and for a place to call home.
The Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice Award allows over 10,000 students and young adults to read and vote for their favorite books. Award winners will be announced at a gala that will be held in the spring. For more info on the SYRCA Willow Awards, please visit www.willowawards.ca.
Congratulations to the abovementioned authors and illustrator!