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For Immediate Release
April 28, 2005

Canadian Library Association Announces Shortlists for 2005 Book Awards

The Canadian Association of Children's Librarians, a section of the Canadian Association of Public Libraries, a division of the Canadian Library Association, is pleased to announce the following shortlists for its 2005 Book Awards. The winners will be announced in mid-May and will be presented with their awards at a banquet to be held June 16 as part of the Canadian Library Association conference in Calgary, Alberta.

CLA acknowledges the generous support for these awards of National Book Service, and encourages libraries to order copies of the shortlisted books from NBS by visiting

Todd Kyle
President, CACL


  • Lesley Choyce, Smoke and Mirrors (Dundurn Press)
  • Katherine Holubitsky, The Hippie House (Orca Book Publishers)
  • Julie Johnston, Susanna's Quill (Tundra)
  • Ibi Kaslik, Skinny (HarperCollins)
  • Carrie Mac, The Beckoners (Orca Book Publishers)
  • Sharon E. McKay, Esther (Penguin)
  • Kenneth Oppel, Airborn (HarperCollins)
  • Allan Stratton, Chanda's Secrets (Annick Press)
  • Miriam Toews, A Complicated Kindness (Alfred A. Knopf Canada)
  • Tim Wynne-Jones, A Thief in the House of Memory (Groundwood Books)

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