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Among the awards that Kenneth Oppel has won for his books are:

The Governor General's Award for Children's Literature

The Michael L. Printz Honor Book Award

The Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award


T
he Vicky Metcalf Award for Children's Literature

The Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award.

For individual awards by book, please scroll down.



The Nest

• CLA Children's Book of the Year
• TD Children's Fan Choice Award
• ALA Notable Book for Children
• New York Times Editors Choice
• Globe and Mail Best of 2015
• Horn Book 2015 Fanfare List
• PW Best of 2015
• SLJ Best of 2015
• Booklist Best of 2015
• Wall Street Journal Best of 2015

Shortlisted for:
• TD Children's Book Award
• Monica Hughes Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award


The Boundless

• Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award
• Manitoba Young Readers Choice Award
• ALA Notable Book for Children
• E.B. White Read Aloud Honor Award
• Honour Book, CLA Book of the Year for Children Award.

Shortlisted for:
•Red Maple Award
• Monica Hughes Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award



Such Wicked Intent

• Libris Award, Young Readers' Book of the Year
•Honour Book, Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book

Shortlisted for:
•Red Maple Award
•Manitoba Young Reader's Choice Award



This Dark Endeavor

•2012 Libris Award (Canadian Booksellers Association)
•Honour Book, Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award
• Honour Book, Red Maple Award
• A 2011 Quill & Quire Book of the Year
• A 2011 London Times Best Children's Book

Shortlisted for:
• Governor General's Literary Awards
• Red Maple Award (OLA)
•Manitoba Young Reader's Choice Award
Evergreen Young Adult Book Award (Washington)
North Carolina Young Adult Book Award

Longlisted for:
• 2012 Carnegie Medal (UK)



Half Brother

•Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award
• Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children
• Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award
• Red Maple Award (OLA)
• ALA Best Book for Young Adults
• CBC Radio Young Canada Reads winner
• Essex Book Award (UK)
•Hampshire Book Award (UK)




Starclimber

•2009 CLA Children's Book of the Year Award, Honour Book

Shortlisted for:
• OLA Red Maple Award
• IODE Violet Downey Award
• Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award
• CBA Children's Author of the Year
• Red Cedar Book Award
• Stellar Teen Book Award



The King's Taster

2011 Shining Willow Award
• Starred Choice, Canadian Children's Book Centre
• OLA Blue Spruce Award, Honour Book


Da
rkwing

• Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award
• OLA Red Maple Honour Book
• A Quill & Quire Best Book for Children
• A Globe and Mail Top Ten Children's Book

Shortlisted for:
• TD Canadian Children's Literature Award
• CLA (Canadian Library Association) Children's Book Award
• IODE Violet Downey Award
• Los Angeles Times Book Award
• Sunburst Award


Skybreaker

• Red Maple Award (Ontario Library Association)
• Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award
• The 2005 London Times Children's Novel of the Year
• An Independent Book of the Year (UK)
• A New Statesman Book of the Year (UK)
• A Best Book for Young Adults (ALA)
• A 2005 Kirkus Editors' Choice (for best fantasy sequel)

Shortlisted for:
• CLA (Canadian Library Association) Young Adult Book Award
• Red Cedar Book Award

Longlisted for:
• 2005 Carnegie Medal (UK)

Airborn

• Governor General's Award for Children's Literature
• Michael L Printz Honor Book (ALA)
• Red Maple Award (Ontario Library Association)
• Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award
• 2006 IBBY Honor Book
• Honour Book, Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award
• Red Cedar Book Award (B.C.)
• Honour Book, Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award
• Honour Book, TD Canadian Children's Literature Award
• Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta)
• Honour Book, Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award
• An ALA Notable Book for Children
• A BBYA Top Ten book
• A YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers
• A SLJ Best Book
• A BCCB Blue Ribbon Book
• Amazon.Ca #1 Editor's Pick for Children 2004
• A Quill & Quire Best Children's Book
• A CCBC Starred Choice
• A 2005 New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
• Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal (UK)

Shortlisted for:
• Snow Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Reader's Choice Award)
• 2007 Arizona Young Readers' Award
• 2007 Maud Hart Lovelace Reader's Choice Award
• Sunburst Award

Peg and the Yeti

• 2004 Jean Throop Book Award, Municipal Chapter of Toronto IODE 2005
• White Ravens Choice (International Youth Library)
• Honour Book, CLA Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award for Illustration
• Honour Book, TD Canadian Children's Literature Award

Shortlisted for:
• Governor General's Award for Illustration
• Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award for Children's Literature
• Snow Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Reader's Choice Award)

Firewing

• Silver Seal, Mr Christie's Book Award for 12-16 years
• Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award
• Red Maple Award Honour Book
• IRA Children's Choice for 2004

Shortisted for:
• Canadian Library Association’s Book of the Year for Children
• Hackmatack Atlantic Readers' Choice Award

Sunwing

• Mr Christie's Book Award for 8-11 yr. olds
• Canadian Library Association’s Book of the Year for Children
• Ruth Schwartz Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature
• CBA Libris Award for Best Specialty Book of 2000
• Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award
• CNIB Talking Book Award
• Red Cedar Award (B.C.)
• Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta)

Silverwing

• Mr Christie's Book Award for 12 and Up
• Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children
• Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association
• Blue Heron Award
• CNIB Talking Book Award
• Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award
• Red Cedar Book Award (B.C.)
• Hackmatack Atlantic Readers' Choice Award
• Maud Hart Lovelace Readers' Choice Award (Minnesota)
• SNCF Prix 2002 du livre de Jeunesse (Roman enfants category)
• Banco del Libro Award (IBBY South America)

Shortlisted for:
• Ruth Schwartz Award
• Pennsylvania Readers' Choice Award
• Rebecaa Caudill Readers' Choice Award (Illinois)
• Black-Eyed Susan Book Award (Maryland)

Peg and the Whale

• An ABA/Booklist Editors' Choice for 2000
• A Los Angeles Best Book: 2000

Other Awards

• 2015 Nominee, Hans Chistian Andersen Award
• 2013 Nominee, Hans Chistian Andersen Award
• 2006 Vicky Metcalf Award for Children's Literature
• 2006 CBA Libris Award, "Children's Author of the Year"
• 2006 Nominee: The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for body of work
• 2002 Toronto Public Library Celebrates Reading Award
• 1995 Air Canada Literary Award (for a writer under 30)
• 1993 Shortlisted, Manitoba Young Reader's Choice Awards (Dead Water Zone)
• 1992 Finalist, City of Toronto Book Awards (Cosimo Cat)

 

Photograph: Ian Crysler

 
           
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