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Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award

The Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award established in 1991 by the Manitoba School Library Association. It is presented to the Canadian children’s book that receives the most votes by children from grades 5-8 involved in the program. Participants must read at least 3 titles from a pre-selected list. The awards ceremony takes place in February

THE 2010 MYRCA Shortlist

After  by Hazel Hutchins  (Smith, Bonappétit & Son)
The Ancient Ocean Blues by Jack Mitchell  (Tundra Books)
Breathing Soccer by Debbie Spring  (Thistledown Press)
Child of Dandelions by Shenaaz Nanji  (Second Story Press)
Death in the Air by Shane Peacock  (Tundra Books)
Dog Lost by Ingrid Lee  (Scholastic Canada)
The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester (Square Fish)
Greener Grass by Caroline Pignat (Red Deer Press)
Libertad by Alma Fullerton (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
Res Judicata by Vicki Grant  (Orca Books)
The Séance by Iain Lawrence  (Random House Canada)
The Shadow of Malabron by Thomas Wharton (Doubleday Canada)
Tweaked  by Katharine Holubitsky  (Orca Books)
War Brothers by Sharon McKay  (Puffin Canada)
What World Is Left by Monique Polak  (Orca Books)
Withershins by Susan Rocan  (Great Plains)
Word Nerd by Susin Nielsen  (Tundra Books)
Would You by Marthe Jocelyn  (Tundra Books)

The Winner of the 2009 MYRCA

Dear Jo: The story of losing Leah ... and searching for hope  by Christina Kilbourne

The 2009 MYRCA Honour Books

Sketches  by Eric Walters
Schooled  by Gordon Korman

THE 2009 MYRCA Shortlist

Baboon by David Jones (Annick Press)

Chocolate River Rescue  by Jennifer McGrath Kent (Nimbus Publishing)

Darkwing  by Kenneth Oppel (HarperCollins)

Dear Jo: the Story of Losing Leah by Christina Kilbourne (Lobster Press)

Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis (Scholastic)  

The End of the World As We Know It  by Lesley Choyce (Red Deer Press)

Eye of the Crow by Shane Peacock (Tundra Books)

How It Happened in Peach Hill by Marthe Jocelyn (Random House)

The Night Wanderer by Drew Hayden Taylor (Annick Press)

Out of the Cold by Norah McClintock  (Scholastic) 

A Perfect Gentle Knight by  Kit Pearson (Puffin Canada) 

Schooled  by Gordon Korman  (Scholastic)

Sketches by Eric Walters (Puffin Canada)

Soames on the Range by Nancy Belgue  (HarperCollins)

Vendetta by Christopher Humphreys (Random House, Knopf)

Visions:  Freak II by Carol Matas (Key Porter Books)

When the Bough Breaks by  Irene N. Watts (Random House) 

When the Curtain Rises by Rachel Dunstan Muller (Orca)



The Winner of the 2008 MYRCA

We All Fall Down by Eric Walters


Almost Eden by Anita Horrocks
Domenic's War by Curtis Parkinson
Gemini Summer by Iain Lawrence
Hamish X and the Cheese Pirates by Sean Cullen
I am a Taxi by Deborah Ellis
Keturah and the Lord of Death by Matine Leavitt
Magnifico by Victoria Miles
Pirate's Passage by William Gilkerson
Ready to Run by Beverly Scudamore
Skinnybones and the Wrinkle Queen by Glen Huser
Stealing Home by Ellen Schwartz
Strange Times at Werstern High by Emily Pohl-Weary
The Blue Helmut by William Bell
The Devil, the Banshee, and Me by L.M.Falcone
The Mystery of the Graffiti Ghoul by Masrty Chan
The Uncle Duncle Chronicles: Escape from Treasure Island by Darren Krill
We All Fall Down by Eric Walters
2007 Pamela Porter The Crazy Man. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2005.
2006 Eva Wiseman No One Must Know. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2004.
2005 James Heneghan and Bruce McBay Waiting for Sarah. Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 2003.
2004 Kenneth Oppel Firewing. Toronto: HarperCollins Publishers, 2004.
2003 Virginia Frances Schwartz If I Just Had Two Wings. Toronto: Stoddart Kids, 2001.
2002 Deborah Ellis The Breadwinner. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2000.
2001 Kenneth Oppel Sunwing. Toronto: HarperCollins Publishers, 1999.
2000 Kenneth Oppel Silverwing. Toronto: HarperCollins Publishers, 1997.
1999 Kit Pearson Awake and Dreaming. Toronto: Puffin Books, 1998.
1998 Roy MacGregor Mystery at Lake Placid. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1995.
1997 Sylvia McNicoll Bringing Up Beauty. Toronto: Maxwell Macmillan Canada, 1994.
1996 Carol Matas Daniel’s Story. Richmond Hill, ON: Scholastic Canada, 1993.
1995 Jeni Mayer The Mystery of the Missing Will. Saskatoon: Thistledown Press, 1992.
1994 Kit Pearson Looking at the Moon. Toronto: Penguin Books Canada, 1991.
1993 Martyn Godfrey Can You Teach Me to Pick My Nose? New York: Avon, 1990.
1992 William Bell Five Days of the Ghost. Toronto: Stoddart Publishing, 1989.
1991 Gordon Korman The Zucchini Warriors. Richmond Hill, ON: Scholastic Canada, 1990.


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