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Rocky Mountain Book Award Nominees: Revenge on the Fly and A Brush Full of Colour

Posted on June 4th, 2015 by pajamapress

Pajama Press is proud to announce that Revenge on the Fly and A Brush Full of Colour: The World of Ted Harrison have been nominated for the 2016 Rocky Mountain Book Awards.

The Rocky Mountain Book Awards are the province of Alberta’s readers’ choice award program. Each year, students in grades 4–7 read at least five of ten nominated books in two categories (fiction and nonfiction) and vote for their favourite. The winner is asked to tour the province of Alberta, giving presentations to randomly selected schools.

Click here to see the full list of nominees.

Revenge On The Fly - MG historical novel by Sylvia McNicollRevenge on the Fly by Sylvia McNicoll has been nominated in the fiction category. This middle-grade novel immerses readers in the quest of 12-year-old immigrant Will Alton to win a fly-catching contest and rid his new city of disease.

A Brush Full of Colour: The World of Ted Harrison. A picture book biography by Margriet Ruurs and Katherine GibsonA Brush Full of Colour: The World of Ted Harrison has been nominated in the nonfiction category. This illustrated biography of world-famous Canadian artist Ted Harrison is co-authored by Margriet Ruurs and Katherine Gibson.


No Shelter Here Wins the Hackmatack Award

Posted on May 30th, 2014 by pajamapress

NoShelterHere_CPajama Press is proud to announce that No Shelter Here: Making the World a Kinder Place for Dogs by Rob Laidlaw has won the 2013/2014 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award for English Non-Fiction.

No Shelter Here has proven to be a popular children’s choice  book; it has already won the 2013 Forest of Reading Silver Birch Non-Fiction Award and is nominated for the 2014/2015 Pennsylvania Young Readers’ Choice Award.

The Hackmatack Children’s Choice Award is a reading program that encourages a love of reading among children in grades 4–6 in Canada’s Atlantic provinces. Participating students choose their favourite books from among a list of 10 in each category: English Fiction, English Non-Fiction, French Fiction, and French Non-Fiction. You can read about this year’s other three winners here.

Cat Champions: Caring for our Feline Friends is the companion book to No Shelter Here. It is already nominated for next year’s award program, and we look forward to sharing it with students in Atlantic Canada in the 2014–2015 school year.

Congratulations, Rob, and congratulations to all of the students who read and voted this year!