Help & FAQ

1. What is the Red Cedar Book Award?

Each year, students just like you vote for their favourite books. You decide who gets the Red Cedar Book Award by voting for your favourite fiction and non-fiction books. Voters should read a minimum of five books in the category (fiction or information books) that they are voting.

2. When does Red Cedar happen?

The program starts in November each year.  You and your group read and discuss the books until April. You vote for your favourite books at the end of April, and winners are announced at the Gala in June.

3. I am starting a new Red Cedar book group. How do I register to become a Group Leader?

First step: email your registration request to Include you full first and last name, a preferred email address, and the name of your library or school (if applicable).  By registering you will receive notifications from us and be eligible to interview an author.
Note that all the resources you need are available on the site  – you will find voting charts to keep your group on track, posters, online voting (only open during the voting period) and more! Your kids can write reviews and submit them online and create book trailers!

4. How do I order Red Cedar Nominee / Red Cedar Award stickers?

We sell two different Red Cedar book sticker packages:

Package #1: 30 spine labels and 30 silver seals with 2 gold seals for $12 (includes shipping)

Package #2: 60 spine labels and 60 silver seals with 4 gold seals for $24 (includes shipping)

Please email your sticker order to Indicate which sticker package you prefer, and include your full name and mailing address. We will send send the stickers and an invoice to you through the mail.

5. Can I make a donation to the Young Readers’ Choice Awards Society of BC?

Yes!  We are a registered charity, and as such can issue charitable donation receipts for all cash donations.  Please make cheques payable to the Young Readers’ Choice Awards Society of BC.  You can donate safe & securely online at, or you can send a cheque to:

YRCA Society of BC
c/o BCLA
150-900 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2M4