Congratulations to Carrie Mac!
The winner of the 2008/2009 Stellar Book award is Carrie Mac for her stunning novel: The Droughtlanders
The sequels Retribution
(published in 2008) conclude this gripping dystopic trilogy. As one teen reviewer on our website said: "Everything in this book is good. The characters are well developed, the plot is fast paced and interesting, it is definitely one of the best books I have ever read." Obviously teens throughout B.C. agreed! Carrie Mac is now the first two time winner of the Stellar Award. Her book "The Beckoners" won the Stellar award in 2006/2007! Congratulations Carrie and thank you to all the teens who participated and voted. Stay tuned for the announcement of the nominees for the 2009/2010 Stellar Book Awards and we'll see you back here in November for the launch of the new list!
The previous winner of the Stellar Book award was Diane Tullson , author of Red Sea - Winner of the 2008 Stellar Book Award!
Although the 2009/2010 Stellar season does not launch until November, you might want to spend part of your summer starting on the 2009 nominees! Here's a quick list of who is nominated for next year's award and we'll be developing the new website during the summer and opening the website for reviews November 1st!
The Stellar Nominees for 2009/2010 are (drumroll please......)
A is for Angst
by Barbara Haworth-Attard (HarperTrophy Canada)
Another Kind of Cowboy
by Susan Juby (HarperTrophy Canada)
The Black Sheep
by Yvonne Collins and Sandy Rideout (Hyperion)
by Deborah Lynn Jacobs (Roaring Brook
The End of the world as we know it
by Lesley Choyce (Red Deer Press)
by Nicole Luiken (Great Plains)
girlSpoken from pen, brush & tongue.
Edited by Jessica Hein, Heather Holland and Carol Kauppi (Second Story)
by Vicki Grant (Orca Soundings)
by Martha Brooks (Groundwood)
The New and Improved Vivien Leigh Reid: Diva in Control
by Yvonne Collins and Sandy Rideout (St. Martin’s Griffin)
The Night Wanderer: A Native Gothic Novel
by Drew Hayden Taylor (Annick)
by Maureen Ulrich (Coteau Books)
by Eric Walters (Puffin)
The Space Between
by Don Aker (HarperTrophy Canada)
by Shannon Cowan (Lobster Press)
by Carol Matas (Key Porter)
The Way lies North
by Jean Rae Baxter (Ronsdale)
The Warriors Daughter
by Holly Bennett (Orca)
by Carol Matas (Orca)
My thanks to the teens in North Vancouver District Library, Sutherland High School, Windsor High School and Richmond Public Library who selected the nominees!
My personal thanks as well to everyone who helped with the 2008/9 Stellar website, reviews and content!
Click here to view 2007/2008 website.