Caption: Nominees for the Hackmatack
Awards pose for a photo holding their author signs and award certificates: Helaine Becker, kathleen Cherry, Jenny kay Dupuis, Deborah Toogood, Robin Stevenson, Maxim Cyr, Dave Atkinson, Marie Cadieux, Alice Walsh and Joan Marie Galat.
Fish and Wildlife Service, Friends of Hackmatack
National Wildlife Refuge, Friends of Volo Bog, Lakeland Audubon, and McHenry County Audubon, along with approximately 40 volunteers and nearly a dozen additional partners and sponsors.
This event is sponsored by Friends of Hackmatack
National Wildlife Refuge, a nonprofit group whose purpose is to connect people to the refuge and conserve and enhance the natural and cultural resources, rural character and scenic beauty of the refuge.
MacLeod's favourite book, Harry Houdini: A Magical Life, won the Hackmatack
Award for non-fiction in 2006.
Adelmann will answer the question: "Does Hackmatack
Really Matter?" The public is invited to the free event.
Fish and Wildlife Service as an official piece of Hackmatack
National Wildlife Refuge.
The Monarch Coalition includes: Sierra Club-Illinois and Wisconsin chapters; Friends of Hackmatack
National Wildlife Refuge; Environmental Defenders of McHenry County; Illinois Department of Natural Resources; McHenry County Conservation District; U.S.
1991 First Manitoba Young Readers Choice Award goes to Gordon Korman for The Zucchini Warriors; this is first of many regional or library association "readers' choice awards" and it was followed in the next decade by the Red Cedar, Rocky Mountain, Willow and Hackmatack
Awards and OLA's Forest of Reading programs (Blue Spruce, Silver Birch, Red Maple and White Pine among others).
Monarch Coalition will host a free Monarch Family Fun Fair from 12:30 to 4 p.m.
My memory from the first time I attended the Hackmatack
Children's Choice Book Awards is balloons.
The farm supports the goals of the nearby Hackmatack
Wildlife Refuge by providing open land and wildlife habitat.
Awards winners this year are Natale Ghent for No Small Thing, Linda Bailey for Adventures in the Ice Age, and Diane Carmel Leger for La butte a Petard.
In the various children's choice and "tree" awards (such as the Rocky Mountain Book Award, the Hackmatack
Award and others), authors and illustrators always talk about how much the award means to them and how amazing it is to be treated as a "star" by the voters and fans.
Save the dates for additional events -- XV: Canoe Camp: The Life of the Nippersink, June 9-10; XVI: Camp Hackmatack
: Building a New Wildlife Refuge, Oct.
Children's Choice Award will also tour its shortlisted authors (10 in French fiction, 13 in English fiction and 10 in non-fiction) throughout the Atlantic provinces.