BERNICE THURMAN HUNTER

Publishing Honours and Awards

 

 

Shortlist, Red Maple Fiction Award 2007

Official Selection for young readers of Ontario

            The Girls They Left Behind

 

Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal 2002

 

Order of Canada 2001

Contribution to Canadian Children's Literature

 

Shortlist, Red Cedar Award, 2000-2001

British Columbia’s Young Reader’s Choice book award, voted on by thousands of children across the province.

            Janey’s Choice

 

Our Choice, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, 1999-2000

            Janey’s Choice

 

OLA Best Bet, 1998

Best children’s books as selected by the Ontario Library Association.

            Janey’s Choice

 

Winner, Red Cedar Award, 1997

British Columbia’s Young Reader’s Choice book award, voted on by thousands of children across the province.

            Amy’s Promise

 

Our Choice, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, 1996-97

            Amy’s Promise

 

Shortlist, Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, 1996

Presented for an outstanding work of historical fiction for young people.

            Amy’s Promise

 

Shortlist, Silver Birch Award, 1995

Ontario’s Young Reader’s Choice book award, voted on by thousands of children across the province.

            Hawk and Stretch

 

Our Choice, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, 1994

            Hawk and Stretch

 

Certificate of Commendation, Toronto Historical Board, 1994

            Hawk and Stretch

 

Certificate of Commendation, Toronto Historical Board, 1994

            The Firefighter

 

Shortlist, Silver Birch Award, 1994

Ontario’s Young Reader’s Choice book award, voted on by thousands of children across the province.

            The Firefighter

 

Shortlist, Manitoba Young Reader’s Choice Award, 1992

            The Railroader

 

Our Choice, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, 1992

            The Firefighter

 

CLA Notables, 1991

Notable books as selected by the Canadian Library Association.

            The Firefighter

 

Ontario Library Association Children’s Services Guild Choices list, 1991

The Firefighter

 

Shortlist, Manitoba Young Reader’s Choice, 1991

            Margaret On Her Way

 

Vicky Metcalf Award, 1990

Presented to an author whose body of work has been inspirational to young people.

 

Our Choice, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, 1989-90

            Margaret On Her Way

 

Shortlist, Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, 1988

            Lamplighter

 

Shortlist, Ruth Schwartz Award, 1983

Sponsored by the Ontario Library Association, this award is judged by a jury of children.

            With Love From Booky

 

Shortlist, City of Toronto Award, 1982

Books of literary merit that are evocative of Toronto

            That Scatterbrain Booky

 

IODE Toronto Chapter Book Award, 1981

Presented annually to a Toronto-area writer or illustrator of an outstanding Canadian-published children’s book.   That Scatterbrain Booky