The told us two weeks ago and all the nominees have had to keep it secret since then. I have an enormous mouth, so I can tell you, it was pretty difficult. Anyway, I can finally spill! Very delighted that WITCHLANDERS is part of this exceptional list:
- All Good Children by Catherine Austen (Orca Book Publishers)
- Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts (Simon & Schuster BFYR/Simon & Schuster)
- First Day On Earth by Cecil Castellucci (Scholastic Press/Scholastic Inc.)
- Getting Over Garrett Delaney by Abby McDonald (Candlewick Press)
- Karma by Cathy Ostlere (Puffin Canada/Penguin Group)
- The Opposite Of Tidy by Carrie Mac (Razorbill/Penguin Group)
- The Taming by Eric Walters & Teresa Toten (Doubleday Canada/Random House of Canada Limited)
- Way to Go by Tom Ryan (Orca Book Publishers)
- The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe (Hyperion/Disney Book Group)
- Witchlanders by Lena Coakley (Atheneum Books For Young Readers/Simon & Schuster)
Yipee! I’m also very happy that my TorKidLit buddy Megan Crewe and my friend Teresa Toten are on the list with me!
The White Pine award is the YA category for the OLA Forest of Reading awards, Canada’s largest children’s choice awards. To read about the nominees in other age categories, go to the OLA website.