March 03, 2013

CLA Book of the Year for Children Awards: A History in Book Trailers


Since 1947, the Canadian Library Association (CLA) has awarded the Book of the Year for Children Award (BOYCA) to an outstanding book, published in Canada in the previous year, which appeals to children up to and including age 12. (A complete list of award winners by year is available at the CLA website here.)

On Friday, March 1, 2013, the short lists of books nominated for each of the CLA's book awards, including the Book of the Year for Children Award, were announced and I've posted them on the CanLit for LittleCanadians: Awards site. 

Until the winners are announced in mid-April, I'd like to encourage readers of youngCanLit to look back at some of the most recent winners of BOYCA to refresh their reading with some classics. And to that end, I would like present an impressive collection of book trailers of these recent BOYCA winners, as created by the graduate students at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS) for Professor Judith Saltman's Library Services to Children class at the University of British Columbia. Just as these past winners exemplify a full range of genres and themes, so too do these creative book trailers.  Except for the first BOYCA winner, I can only provide links to their YouTube book trailers.  Please explore and enjoy!


1998 Winner
Silverwing
by Kenneth Oppel
HarperCollins
222 pp.
Ages 8-12
1997 
Book Trailer by Kaitlyn Sparks and Ashley Pettet
Uploaded by Kaitlyn1909 on November 22, 2012 to YouTube
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2002 Winner
Orphan at My Door: The Home Child Diary of Victoria Cope, Guelph, Ontario, 1897
by Jean Little
Scholastic Canada
221 pp.
Ages 10-13
2001

 
Book Trailer by Monica Spreitzer and Larissa Image
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2005 Winner
Last Chance Bay
by Anne Laurel Carter
Penguin Canada
169 pp.
Ages 10-13
2004 



 www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILp-IGApYfg
Book Trailer by Layla Naquin and Julia McKnight
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2006 Winner
The Crazy Man
by Pamela Porter
Groundwood Books
214 pp.
Ages 8-12
2005 



www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm2UQS-_CVg
Book Trailer by Kate Longley and David Waddell
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2007 Winner
Johnny Kellock Died Today
by Hadley Dyer
HarperCollins
152 pp.
Ages 9-12
Book Trailer by Sabrina Wong and Helen Brown
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2008 Winner
Elijah of Buxton
by Christopher Paul Curtis
Scholastic Canada
288 pp.
Ages 9-12
2007


  
 Book Trailer by Kayla Cormier and Chelsea DiFrancesco
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2009 Winner
The Shepherd's Granddaughter
by Anne Laurel Carter
Groundwood Books
222 pp.
Ages 11+
Book Trailer by Lindsey Krabbenhoft and Michal Sitbon
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2010 Winner
Watching Jimmy
by Nancy Hartry
Tundra Books
144 pp.
Ages 10-14
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2011 Winner
Half Brother
by Kenneth Oppel
HarperCollins Canada
377 pp.
Ages 12+
Book Trailer by Laura Hebert and Megan Melashewsky
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2012 Winner
The Whole Truth
by Kit Pearson
HarperCollins Canada
261 pp.
Ages 9+
Book Trailer by Elizabeth Bell and Mariya Tokhtarova
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Many thanks 
to Professor Judith Saltman and her students for allowing me to share these, and 
to Kay Weisman and Ellen Wu of CLASC for liaising with them.

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