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The Silver Birch Award®

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The Silver Birch Award® features recently published Canadian children's books in three lists for children aged 8 to 12 in Grades 3 to 6. The Express list focuses on the lower grade levels and the Fiction and Non-Fiction lists focuses on the Grade 5 and 6 readers.

Nominees are announced in October of each year and voting opens in April of the following year.


Latest Winners

2018 Silver Birch Winners - Three Categories

Check out the latest Silver Birch Award® winners:

Smiley From Ant to Eagle Top Dogs

Current Express Nominees

2019 Express Nominees

Check out the current nominees:

A Bear's Life The Elephant Keeper The Greatest Gift The Hollow Under the Tree Meet Viola Desmond The Case of Firebane’s Folly The Theory of Hummingbirds What Makes a Monster? Discovering the World's Scariest Creatures Where’s Burgess?

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Current Fiction Nominees

2019 Fiction Nominees

Check out the current nominees:

The Almost Epic Squad: Mucus Mayhem Chase Ebb and Flow Elephant Secret Falcon Wild Missing Mike Sit

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Holly Farb and the Princess of the Galaxy Mine! The Train of Lost Things

Current Non-Fiction Nominees

2019 Non-Fiction Nominees

Check out the current nominees:

Basketballogy Biometrics Engineered!: Engineering Design at Work A Fair Deal: Shopping For Social Justice New Hands, New Life: Robots, Prostheses and Innovation Rising Seas: Flooding, Climate Change And Our New World The Triumphant Tale of the House Sparrow

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Bat Citizens Broken Pieces Carey Price