Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Chocolate Lily Award Nominees!

We're so excited to announce that three of our books have been shortlisted for the 2015-2016 Chocolate Lily Awards!

The Chocolate Lily is a young readers’ choice award that encourages grade school students to read and enjoy some of the best fiction by British Columbia’s authors and illustrators. Once the shortlisted books are selected, they're voted on by schools and reading communities to determine the award-winning book! That's why it's a fantastic award program that not only supports BC's authors and illustrators, but also a love of reading within our community.

Here's the rundown on our books that were shortlisted for this year's award. Our congratulations to all the nominees!

The Yoga Game by the Sea
Written by Kathy Beliveau, Illustrated by Denise Holmes

In this first book in The Yoga Game series, children can guess the fun rhyming riddles that each describe a yoga pose, from dolphin to boat, and enjoy an actual yoga practice, down by the sea!

Not Just Another Princess Story
Written by Sheri Radford, Illustrated by Qin Leng

This hilarious new take on the fairy tale genre stars the unconventional, math-loving Princess Candi. When the king declares it's time for her to get married, she decides to carry out the husband search on her own. She turns to fairly tales for inspiration and ends up using every method in the books, from kissing frogs to slaying monsters. But will she find her Prince Charming, or just a bunch of duds who cheat, cry, and make armpit noises?

Written by Christine Dencer, Illustrated by Jessica Meserve

This is the first book in the new Stanley & Me early reader series, which follows two best friends finding adventure in the every day. In Misty, Sophie has to make an important delivery to her best friend Stanley.
There is just one problem: Stanley has a dog. And Sophie is afraid of
dogs. Find out if the power of friendship will be enough to help Sophie
confront her fear.