Sunday, May 25, 2008

Linda DeMeulemeester's The Secret of Grim Hill wins Silver Birch Award

Linda DeMeulemeester's young adult fantasy The Secret of Grim Hill (Lobster Press) has won the Ontario Library Association's Silver Birch Award.

The Silver Birch Award is awarded in fiction, non-fiction and Express categories each May, based on ballots cast by Grade 3, 4, 5 and 6 students earlier in the same month. It's administered by the Ontario Library Association and run by teacher-librarians and teachers in schools and by children's librarians in public libraries.

Other nominees in the fiction category were Baboon by David Jones (Annick Press), Directed by Kaspar Snit by Cary Fagan (Tundra Books), Jakeman by Deborah Ellis (Fitzhenry & Whiteside), Never to be Told by Becky Citra (Orca Book Publishers), Odd Man Out by Sarah Ellis (Groundwood Books), Pigboy by Vicki Grant (Orca Book Publishers), Shadows on the Train by Melanie Jackson (Orca Book Publishers), Torrie and the Snake-Prince by K.V. Johansen (Annick Press) and The Vampire's Visit by David A. Poulsen (Key Porter Books).


Lobster Press said...

CONGRATS LINDA! You totally deserved to win, and it must be so fulfilling knowing that your readers chose your book out of all those fantastic nominees. Here's to Grim Hill: The Secret Continues!!!

Jules said...

What a great book! Have read it and gave a copy to my friend's 10 year to read. Her comment? "When's the seuqel coming out?" Obviously understands and knows her intended audience - confirmed by the kid's voting. Great work and looking forward to the sequel.