With your help our award program continues to improve, we continue to promote literacy and Canadian literature and look forward to selecting 20 great Canadian books for the 2017 Rocky Mountain Book Award short list. Rona Arato, the 2015 award winning author, has agreed to tour Alberta to expand our audience and support base.
The selection committee’s goal is to have the 2017 list decided and posted on our Website by May 30, 2016. This will allow teachers and librarians a chance to purchase the books before the start of the new school year.
In order to meet our deadline we are requesting three (3) review copies of titles in your list that fit the below criteria:
- Grade 4 to 7 (grade range of the award)
- Approximately 20 titles including a picture book of interest to older students and a poetry title
- A balance of non-fiction and fiction titles
- Canadian author or illustrator
- Predominantly recent titles (2013, 2014 and 2015 publishing years)
For information on where to send the titles, download the publisher letter below.