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Registration is open!

Register now for Hackmatack 2022-23! Our program is designed for young readers in grades 4-6 (ages 8-11), and we welcome clubs and individual readers from Atlantic Canada and beyond.

Take a look at this year’s exciting English and French shortlists.

By registering with us, you’ll get exclusive access to all our resources (including author bios, reading guides, and reading logs) and the opportunity for your young readers to cast a vote for their favourite book, which determines the winners of our award!

Visit our registration page to register online.

If you prefer to register by mail, you can download our full registration brochure or our registration form.

Are you new to Hackmatack? Check out our How to Participate guide and our FAQ for answers to all of your questions!

Shortlist Quizzes

How well do you know the books on our 2022/23 shortlists? Test your knowledge here!

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 2022-2023 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 2022-23

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.