The Stellar Book Award is B.C.'s Teen Readers Choice Award. The inaugural Stellar
Award nominees were selected by over 60 teens from North Vancouver, Burnaby
and Richmond. The 2006/2007 nominees were selected by groups of teens in the Comox area on Vancouver Island. All titles are by Canadian authors. Teens have named this
award, drawn the graphics, written the "book blurbs" and participate on the Selections and Steering
You need to be between the ages of 13 (by January 1, 2006) and 19 to
participate, review and vote for this award. Many of the nominated titles
deal with themes or issues that are not appropriate for a younger audience.
In order to vote, you must read at least five of the nominated titles
between November and April. We hope you read more than five, since they're
From November to April, teens read, review, discuss and rank their favourite nominees. In order to vote in April, you must have read at least five of the short listed books and discussed them briefly with a mentor. You can then vote, and in May, the winner of the Stellar Book Award will be announced. If voting is very close, an Honour book may be selected.
The Stellar Book Award is administered by a steering committee of teens and
adults as part of the Young Readers' Choice Awards Society of B.C. who also
administer the Red Cedar Book Awards.
Titles considered for the Stellar Book Award must have been:
written by a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant who has lived in Canada for at least two years;
published two years before the beginning of the program (ie: Books published in 2004 will be considered for the 2006/7 program in order to allow hardcover titles to be rereleased in paperback);
published by a recognized publisher and available in print;
recognized by other reviewers of Canadian literature;
and recognized as being of interest to teens.
Selection committees are made up of teens working with an adult mentor. Inquiries should be addressed to: