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MYRCA 2017 Nominees

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.
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This year's winner will be announced in May 2017.

The winner of the 2016 MYRCA is The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel.

Honour winners are
The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang

Check out the current nominees for the 2017 MYRCA below.

This is a selection of our current MYRCA 2017 Nominees titles. To find other titles or authors, or just to browse, please use the search box.

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The Blackthorn Key

- Children's paperback

by Kevin Sands - $10.99 - Add to Cart

Following a series of murders, an apothecary's apprentice must solve puzzles and decipher codes in pursuit of a secret that could destroy the world in this "spectacular debut" (Kirkus Rev...

Tank & Fizz

- Children's paperback

by Liam O'donnell - $9.95 - Add to Cart

When Gravelmuck Elementary's cleaning slimes escape and destroy the schoolyard with their acidic ooze, all claws and tails point to Mr. Snag, the school's caretaker, as the culprit. Deter...

The Choice

- Children's paperback

by Kathy Clark - $14.95 - Add to Cart

Thirteen-year-old Jakob's family has hidden their true identity as Jews and are living as Catholics in Budapest during WWII. One day, in a burst of loyalty, Jakob decides to reveal that h...

The Disappearance of Emily H.

- Children's paperback

by Barrie Summy - $10.50 - Add to Cart

A girl who can see the past tries to save the future in this compelling tween mystery. A girl is missing. Three girls are lying. One girl can get to the truth. Emily Huvar vanished withou...

The Dogs

- Young adult softcover

by Allan Stratton - $11.99 - Add to Cart

Now in paperback-the internationally acclaimed psychological thriller from Governor General's Award nominee Allan Stratton. Cameron and his mom have been on the run for five years. His ...

Fragile Bones

- Young adult softcover

by Lorna S. Nicholson - $12.95 - Add to Cart

Meet Harrison and Anna.One is a fifteen-year-old boy with an uncanny ability to recite every bone in the skeletal system whenever he gets anxious -- and that happens a lot. The meaning of...

Ghost Most Foul

- Young adult softcover

by Patti Grayson - $10.95 - Add to Cart

Summer has just been made captain of her junior high school basketball team when her coach is 'lost' in a plane crash. Returning to school, Summer discovers: a) the most popular all-star...

Last Shot

- Children's paperback

by David Skuy - $9.99 - Add to Cart

In this follow-up to Rocket Blues, Rocket is drafted in the OHL tryouts and heads off to training camp in his pursuit of one day becoming a hockey legend! Now almost 16 years old, Rocket...


- Children's hardcover

by Kevin Sylvester - $19.99 - Add to Cart

A boy and his friends must find a way to survive in the mining tunnels after their new space colony is attacked in this gritty action-adventure novel, which School Library Journal called ...

A Pocket Full of Murder

- Children's hardcover

by R J Anderson - $21.99 - Add to Cart

A determined young girl joins forces with an adventure-loving street boy to save her father's life in this "thoroughly entertaining" (Kirkus Reviews) magical murder mystery.In the spell-p...

Prison Boy

- Young adult softcover

by Sharon E. McKay - $12.95 - Add to Cart

Little Kai is brought to the orphanage run by Bell, a fearsome Englishwoman whose dedication to her charges is unflinching. There, an older child, Pax, immediately takes Kai under his w...

Scenes from the Epic Life of a Total Genius

- Children's hardcover

by Stacey Matson - $16.99 - Add to Cart

Lights. Camera. Action! Arthur Bean's life has taken a turn for the adventurous -- two girlfriends to deal with, and a blockbuster film to co-write, produce and direct. How crazy can one ...

The Scorpion Rules

- Young adult hardcover

by Erin Bow - $22.99 - Add to Cart

In the future, the UN has brought back an ancient way to keep the peace. The children of world leaders are held hostage—if a war begins, they pay with their lives. Greta is the Crow...

Seven Dead Pirates

- Children's hardcover

by Linda Bailey - $19.99 - Add to Cart

Lewis Dearborn is a lonely, anxious, "terminally shy" boy of eleven when his great-grandfather passes away and leaves Lewis's family with his decaying seaside mansion. Lewis is initially ...


- Children's paperback

by Jennifer Mook-sang - $7.99 - Add to Cart

Jelly is as surprised as anyone when he decides that he's going to win the annual sixth grade speech contest. Just like that, Joe Alton Miles, better known as Jelly (because his initials...

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