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Scholastic, Kids Can among winners at 2012 Hackmatack awards

The winners of the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Awards were announced at a ceremony in Moncton on Friday.

The awards recognize children’s writing in Atlantic Canada and are voted on by students in Grades 4 to 6 in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland. The ceremony wrapped up a week of author readings and literary programming for kids in Eastern Canada.

The winners are:

English fiction
Hugh Brewster, I Am Canada: Prisoner of Dieppe: World War II, Alistair Morrison, Occupied France, 1942 (Scholastic Canada)

English non-fiction
Catherine Rondina; Kevin Sylvester, illus., Don’t Touch that Toad & Other Strange Things Adults Tell You (Kids Can Press)

French fiction
Richard Petit, Ton journal intime Zone Frousse (Z’Ailées)

French non-fiction
Stéphanie C. Dubois, Le petit livre des affaires dégueulasses (Les Malins Éditions)

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