About Red Cedar

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Voting ends on Sunday, May 31st, 2020! – This has been extended due to changes outside of everyone’s control. Winners will be announced: Monday, June 15th, 2020!

Happy Voting everyone!

We look forward to hearing from you!

Author Interviews:

If you and your group would like to participate with some of the authors of the Red Cedar awards, you should let us know! We will try our absolute best to set up and interview with your group and an author.To apply to do this – please send an email to redcedaraward@gmail.com. Include in your email your top 3 authors that your group would want to interview, and we will get back to you!  We will do our absolute best to match you with one of the authors your group wants to interview, and will let you know quickly if we have to offer an alternative option.


About Red Cedar:

The Red Cedar is British Columbia’s Young Reader’s Choice book award.

Every year, thousands of children between grades 4 and 7 from across the province are invited to read books from the nominated lists of non-fiction and fiction titles and vote for their favourite.

The purpose of the program is threefold:

1. To enrich and broaden students’ reading experiences,

2. To promote literacy through the reading of quality Canadian literature

3. To encourage students’ thoughtful evaluation of these reading materials.

The Red Cedar Book Awards are officially “launched” in mid-November each year, and students have the next six months to read and decide which one of the titles on the list they feel is the best Canadian book of the year.

Voting takes place in Late April, and the award winners are announced at the Gala. Students may read books in either the fiction or the non-fiction category (or both if they’re really avid readers!). Two awards are given annually to the book from each list receiving the most votes.

The 2020 Shortlists are now available!