Skip to content

2023/24 Nominated Books


Explore our English and French nominated books for the 2023/24 school year.

Check back later this summer for information on how to register your reading club for another great year of reading!

The winners of the 2023 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Awards were announced on Friday, June 2 at a lively awards ceremony at the Charlottetown Library Learning Centre.

English Fiction
Stealing Home, written by J. Torres and illustrated by David Namisato (Kids Can Press, 2021)

English Nonfiction
How to Promenade With a Python (And Not Get Eaten), written by Rachel Poliquin and illustrated by Kathryn Durst (Tundra Books, 2021)

French Fiction
Am stram gram, by Sophie Labelle (Hurtubise, 2021)
Le chien d’or de Québec, by Denis Boucher and illustrated by Paul Roux (Bouton d’or Acadie, 2021)

French Nonfiction
Docteur RIP : C’est mortel ! by Michel Quintin and illustrated by Freg (Michel Quintin, 2021)

Read the full press release.

Watch the awards ceremony.

View photos of the event.

We’re starting a public newsletter!

Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date with public event details, awards announcements, program deadlines, and more.

CELACentre for Equitable Library Access

You don’t have to be in a Hackmatack reading group to enjoy the books. And you don’t have to be a conventional reader. 

The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) is an accessible library service, providing books and other materials to Canadians of all ages with print disabilities.

We’re happy to tell you that many of the 2023/24 Hackmatack titles are available for free in accessible formats for kids with print disabilities. 

You can get these titles from your public library, or through the CELA website.

Accessible Hackmatack books 2023/24

We’d like to thank CELA for the wonderful work they do. Their collection has more than 700,000 professionally produced titles, with an emphasis on Canadian authors and stories, and favourites for kids and teens.