Hackmatack Announces the Winners of the 2017 Awards
The winners of the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award 2017 were announced
at a ceremony on Friday, May 5 at the Central Library in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Vivien
Gorham, the author of Touch of Gold, was the winner in the English fiction category.
Joel A. Sutherland received the English non-fiction award for his book Haunted
Canada 5: Terrifying True Stories. The winner of the French fiction category was
Maxim Cyr for Victor et Igor : Robotique 101. Sylvie Roberge received the award in
French non-fiction for her book Le vol TS-236.
Touch of Gold is the story of a shy 13-year-old girl named Jamie who moves with her
mom to rural Nova Scotia after her parents’ divorce. She forms a bond with a neglected
horse, and gets drawn into the exciting world of competitive horseback riding. Touch of
Gold is Vivien Gorham’s first novel.
Haunted Canada 5: Terrifying True Stories contains more than 25 terrifying new tales
of ghostly encounters and mysterious phenomena that are guaranteed to keep kids
across the country awake and screaming. His book Haunted Canada 4: More True
Tales of Terror won the Hackmatack English non-fiction award last year.
We have had a great time exploring different books, some old, some new this year. We have talked about imagination and what to do with an idea. We have talked about rhymes and themes. We have even talked about schemes (Shhh).
Now we are 'gettin' groovy' with Groovy Joe, a new character by the co-creator of Pete the Cat.
Today at Uniacke District School LIBRARY
we enjoyed reading together:
‘Groovy Joe: Dinosaurs and Ice Cream’
by Eric Litwin.
Listen to the story song and get groovy: http://groovyjoestories.scholastic.com/songs
We are nearing the end of the TRCA '17 Reading Program. Get your ballots for the books you have read and submit them for a chance to win a boxed set of 'The Kane Chronicles.' Also make sure you vote for your favourites at the TRCA website.
One more week has gone by in April and it is raining great books at the Uniacke District School Library. Last week we featured 'The Knight Who Took All Day'
a playful reading of a young knight who took all day to get dressed and ready to battle a dragon and win the princess' favour but finds out that the princess is not all that impressed with his approach.
A read-alike book for this title would be Robert Munsch's 'Paper Bag Princess'
The library also has a few Nonfiction books to help explore the world of real knights, click the links below to find out more.