Each year the OLA Best Bets Committee selects the top 10 Canadian picture books, fiction and non fiction for children and fiction for teens. The selections are presented at OLA Superconference. Here are the Tundra titles that made their 2009 lists:
By Nan Forler
Illustrated by François Thisdale
Bullying and the ability to rise above it are at the heart of this strikingly beautiful picture book.
Proud as a Peacock, Brave as a Lion
By Jane Barclay
Illustrated by Renné Benoit
Proud as a Peacock, Brave as a Lion has relevance to a growing number of families, as new waves of soldiers leave home.
Timmerman was Here
By Colleen Sydor
Illustrated by Nicolas Debon
Timmerman Was Here is a charming tale of mystery, perception, and the gift of friendship.
By Nancy Hartry
A novel of danger, warmth, and dark humor — about a brain-damaged young boy and the friend who knows a terrible secret.
By Shane Peacock
The third case in the compelling Boy Sherlock Holmes series is full of as many twists and turns as the backstreets of Victorian London.
Children’s Non Fiction:
It’s a Snap! George Eastman’s First Photograph
By Monika Kulling
Illustrated by Bill Slavin
Monica Kulling’s spunky, playful text is beautifully complemented by the stunning pen-and-ink with watercolour illustrations of artist Bill Slavin.
Which books do you think will make the 2010 list?