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2024 Hackmatack Award Winners

Hackmatack 2024 winning books.

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ENGLISH NONFICTION
How to High Tea with a Hyena (And Not Get Eaten), written by Rachel Poliquin and illustrated by Kathryn Durst (Tundra Books, 2022)

FRENCH NONFICTION (a tie)
Raconte-moi : Nick Suzuki par Joanie Godin (Boomerang, 2022)
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L’histoire du cinéma en BD : L’apogée du mime par Philippe Lemieux; illustré par Garry (Éditions Michel Quintin, 2021)

ENGLISH FICTION
AWOL by Marla Lesage (Orca Book Publisher, 2022)

FRENCH FICTION (a tie)
La fin du monde est pour demain par André Marois (Bayard Canada, 2022)
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Un bisou coquelicot par Marie-France Comeau; illustré par Jean-Luc Trudel (Bouton d’or Acadie, 2022)
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Le mystère de la tarte aux pommes par Laïla Heloua et Corinne De Vailly; illustré par Sabrina Gendron (Boomerang, 2021)

Hackmatack 2024 Awards Ceremony

The Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Awards ceremony was held at the Paul O’Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library on Friday, May 31, 2024. Watch the video right here on our website!

Visit our 2024 Award Ceremony Photo Gallery

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2024-25 Nominated Books​

The 40 shortlisted Hackmatack books in French and English, fiction and nonfiction.

Here are the 2024-25 Hackmatack books!

Our exciting reading program for children in grades 4, 5, and 6 introduces thousands of young readers to great Canadian books,  authors, and illustrators.

Hackmatack is a terrific way to get children reading. It empowers them by giving them a say in choosing their favourite books.

View the shortlists: English | French

Download a PDF of the nominated titles: English | French

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.