GG nominations are all winners.

Congratulations to all the  authors and illustrators whose books made the GG shortlist for 2013. But, you don’t wait until November 13th to find out the winners of the Governor General’s Awards for Children’s Literature.  Pick your own winner!

All you have to do is read the short list books and drop the author or illustrator a line if you liked their books.  They’ll all feel like winners if you enjoy their work.

Children’s Literature — Text:

  • Beverley Brenna (Saskatoon) for The White Bicycle;
  • Shane Peacock (Baltimore, Ont.) for Becoming Holmes: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Final Case;
  • Jean E. Pendziwol (Thunder Bay, Ont.) for Once Upon a Northern Night;
  • Valerie Sherrard (Miramichi, N.B.) for Counting Back From Nine;
  • Teresa Toten (Toronto) for The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B.

Children’s Literature — Illustration:

  • Rachel Berman (Toronto) for Miss Mousie’s Blind Date, text by Tim Beiser;
  • Gary Clement (Toronto) for Oy, Feh, So?, text by Cary Fagan;
  • Matt James (Toronto) for Northwest Passage, text by Stan Rogers;
  • Jon Klassen (Los Angeles) for The Dark, text by Lemony Snicket;
  • Julie Morstad (Vancouver) for How To, text by Julie Morstad.