The Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award (MYRCA) aims to promote reading and Canadian literature by giving young people the opportunity to vote for their favourite Canadian book from an annual selected list. Books are nominated based on their quality and reader appeal.
All young people in grades 5-8 who have read or heard read at least 3 titles from the list can vote. Voting takes place in April and the MYRCA winner is celebrated at a fall award ceremony.
For more information, visit their website www.myrca.ca or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
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This year's winner will be announced in April 2018.
The winner of the 2017 MYRCA is The Dogs by Allan Stratton.
Check out the current nominees for the 2018 MYRCA below.
This is a selection of our current MYRCA 2018 Nominees titles. To find other titles or authors, or just to browse, please use the search box.
- Children's paperback
by Norah Mcclintock - $9.95 - Add to Cart
When Rennie's dad, the Major, goes overseas on assignment, he enlists his mother-in-law to babysit Rennie. Babysit! A guy who's about to turn fifteen! But Grandma is no surrogate drill sergeant. She has fun on her mind. That means ditching school and heading to avalanche country for a surprise ski trip. Nothing can ruin Rennie's vacation, not the lodge owner, who turns out to be Grandma's geriatric long-ago boyfriend, not the annoying backcountry guide or the crooked park ranger or the pushy businessman from Mumbai, not even the explosions. And definitely not the most beautiful girl in the world, whom he meets while stumbling onto a murder plot. In this hair-raising prequel to Close to the Heel and From the Dead, the loyal, smart and observant Rennie heads to avalanche country.
- Children's paperback
by Jonathan Auxier - $12.99 - Add to Cart
Now in paperback, the exciting follow-up to Jonathan Auxier's acclaimed Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes. You've met Peter Nimble. Now meet Sophie Quire in a new, unforgettable quest. It's been two years since Peter Nimble and Sir Tode rescued the kingdom of HazelPort. In that time, they have travelled far and wide in search of adventure. Now Peter and Sir Tode have been summoned by Professor Cake for a new mission: find a 12-year-old bookmender named Sophie Quire. Sophie knows little beyond the four walls of her father's bookshop, where she repairs old books and dreams of escaping the confines of her dull life. But when a strange boy and his talking cat/horse companion show up with a rare and mysterious book, she finds herself pulled into an adventure beyond anything she has ever read.
- Young adult softcover
by Miriam Körner - $14.95 - Add to Cart
Jeremy lives in a small community where winters are long and stray dogs roam the streets. When peer pressure leads Jeremy into a bad prank, he is immediately struck with guilt — and that's when his life changes forever. Trying to make amends, Jeremy befriends Yellow Dog — and in the process meets a curious old man who introduces him to the adventures of dog sledding. Soon Jeremy is forming his own old-time dog team that includes Yellow Dog and in the process, discovers more about himself — and the old man — than he ever thought possible.