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Gold Medal 2017

Svetlana Chmakova the author of the 2017 Gold Medal Award winning graphic novel Awkward visited schools in Alberta and received her Gold Medal at the Lethbridge Public Library”s Word On The Street

Svetlana visited Meyokumin School and Duggan School in Edmonton, Captain Nichola Goddard School and Langevin School in Calgary, R. I Baker School in Coaldale, Canyon School in Pincher Creek, and Senator Buchanan and Gilbert Paterson Middle School in Lethbridge. All the school visits were sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Book Award.

Svetlana was presented her Medal by Rocky Mountain Book Award Co-Chairs Michelle Dimnik and Ruth McMahon.

Dr. Gerald Probe students presented a skit of Awkward.

Rona Arato, RMBA Gold Medal Author, visits Alberta

Rona Arato visited Alberta during the week of November 1 – 6, 2015 to receive her Rocky Mountain Book Award 2015 Gold Medal for her winning title, The Last Train a Holocaust Story. Rona had a busy week with 11 school readings all sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Book Award. She received her medal from RMBA Co-chairs Ruth McMahon and Michelle Dimnik at Chinook High School. The medal was presented again at the University of Lethbridge Book Store, this reading was open to the general public. Rona visited schools in Lethbridge, Coaldale, Brooks, Medicine Hat and Calgary. 213AAA 218A 225A

 

Announcing the 2015 RMBA Winner

The votes are in.  We’ve tallied, counted, recounted, and even shimmied a little. We are extremely pleased to present the winner of the 2015 Rocky Mountain Book Award:

The Last Train: A Holocaust Story

The Last Train: A Holocaust Story
by Rona Arato

We’d like to extend a very large THANK YOU to all of the kids who took the time to read at least five of the shortlisted titles this year. The RMBA Selection Committee gives you a huge round of applause for your assistance in making this year’s book awards a roaring success.

If you’d like to see how your favorite book fared after the final vote was cast, head over to the 2015 voting results page.

Want to learn more about Rona Arato, author of The Last Train? Visit her website at www.ronaarato.com

Winner of the 2014 Rocky Mountain Book Award

The votes are in and we are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 Rocky Mountain Book Award is…

CAT’S CRADLE: BOOK 1 THE GOLDEN TWINE
by JO RIOUX

golden-twine

Thank you to all of the kids who took the time to read at least 5/20 shortlisted titles this year. You are all FABULOUS and receive virtual applause from all of us on the RMBA selection committee.

To learn more about Jo, visit her website at www.JoRioux.com

Ellen Schwartz – 2013 RMBA Gold Medal Winner

The Case of the Missing Deed by Ellen Schwartz is the winner of the 2013 Rocky Mountain Book Award Gold Medal.

During the 2013-14 School Year Ellen will visit the following schools:

  • Holy Angels, Calgary
  • St. Jerome, Calgary
  • Bawlf School
  • Riimbey Christian School
  • Mike Mountain Horse, Lethbridge
  • R.I Baker, Coaldale
Ellen Schwartz receiving the 2013 Rocky Mountain Gold Medal from Co-Chair Michelle Dimnik for her novel The Case of the Missing Deed

Ellen Schwartz receiving the 2013 Rocky Mountain Gold Medal from Co-Chair Michelle Dimnik for her novel The Case of the Missing Deed

Susin Nielsen wins 2010 RMBA

Here are a few photos of Susin Nielsen, who won the Rocky Mountain Book Award for 2010 with her book Word Nerd.

Eric Walters wins the 2009 RMBA

Pamela Porter wins 2007 RMBA

Pamela Porter won the 2007 Rocky Mountain Book Award for her latest book, Crazy Man. She is pictured below on a school visit.

Tim Wynne-Jones School Visits

Tim Wynne JonesTim Wynne-Jones the author of the 2006 winning book Ned Mouse Breaks Away visited Children of St. Martha School in Lethbridge, G.W. Skene Community School in Calgary, Stettler Elementary School in Stettler and Meyokumin Elementary School in Edmonton during the week of April 3, 2006.