Story with Local Setting up for National Award

Driftwood  by Valerie Sherrard

Valerie Sherrard’s short-listed book.

Valerie Sherrard’s latest book for young people has been short-listed for the prestigious Canadian Library Association 2014 Book of the Year for Children.

This respected award honours a book published in Canada in 2013 by a Canadian author that appeals to readers aged 12 and younger. On behalf of the children of Canada, the Canadian Library Association salutes the efforts and accomplishments of these writers, and thank them and their publishers for providing our children with an inspired collection of new titles. The award is generously sponsored by Library Services Centre.

They were provided with 194 titles to consider this year. After thorough reading and review, 45 were long- listed, and then they announced the 10 finalists for the 2014 CLA Book of the Year for Children Award.

Driftwood, which has a local setting, is one of 10 titles selected by the CLA for this honour.

The winning book will be announced April 15th and the award will be presented in Victoria, BC on May 29th.

Driftwood is suitable for readers from grades 4 – 6. Further details are available on the author’s blog:

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