2021 Awards!

The 2021 awards were announced on May 30 during our online presentation. You can watch the video right here, and hear Hackmatack readers from all four Atlantic provinces announce the nominees.

2020-21 Hackmatack Winners

Congratulations to all the nominees! Here are this year’s Hackmatack Award winners:
Read our news release

  • English Nonfiction:  Beastly Puzzles by Rachel Poliquin, illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler
    Published by Kids Can Press
  • English Fiction: Pickles vs. the Zombies by Angela Misri
    Published by DCB
  • French Nonfiction: Dragouilles 21 : Les Vertes de Honolulu by Karine Gottot and Maxim Cyr
    Published by Michel Quintin
  • French Fiction: Trucs de peur tome 1: Perdues dans le noir, by Alexandra Larochelle, illustrated by Yohann Morin
    Published by Éditions de la Bagnole


2021 Hackmatack winners

Hackmatack Future Voices Showcase

Hackmatack is committed to selecting books that enable children to see themselves and the diversity in society at large. We know there are more BIPOC artists creating than those we currently see in print, or who are already well-known to our readers. 

We’re excited to introduce you to just a few of the up-and-coming BIPOC artists who are writing and illustrating books for children. These writers and illustrators are featured in our Future Voices Showcase, broadcast on the weekend of our 2021 Awards presentation.

2021-22 Hackmatack Shortlists

Congratulations to all the nominees! Check them out here:

2021-22 English Nominations

2021-22 French Nominations

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 the majority of the 2019-20 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.

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.