The Silver Birch Award®

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The Silver Birch Award® features recently published Canadian children's books in three lists for children aged 8 to 12 in Grades 3 to 6. The Express list focuses on the lower grade levels and the Fiction and Non-Fiction lists focuses on the Grade 5 and 6 readers.

Nominees are announced in October of each year and voting opens in April of the following year.

Express | Fiction | Non-fiction


2017 Silver Birch Winners - Three Categories

The Biggest Poutine in the World OCDaniel Haunted Canada 6

2017 Express Nominees

Be a Pond Detective The Biggest Poutine in the World Elephant Journey Elliot’s Guide to Dinosaurs The Enchanted Egg Myles and the Monster Outside Pink is for Blobfish: Discovering the World's Perfectly Pink Animals Tank and Fizz West Coast Wild: A Nature Alphabet Wild Eggs: A Tale of Arctic Egg Hunting - Written by Suzie Napayok-Short, Illustrated by Jonathan Wright

2017 Fiction Nominees

Awkward The Blackthorn Key Everyday Hero Heart of a Champion Howard Wallace, P.I. The Nameless City The Nest OCDaniel A Pocket Full of Murder Seven Dead Pirates

2017 Non-Fiction Nominees

Animal Hospital: Rescuing Urban Wildlife Deep Roots: How Trees Sustain Our Planet Friend or Foe: The Whole Truth about Animals That People Love to Hate Half-Truths & Brazen Lie Haunted Canada 6 National Geographic Kids Everything Space Professor Astro Cat's Atomic Adventure: A Journey Through Physics Safety Stars Water Wow! Worms for Breakfast: How to Feed a Zoo