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MYRCA 2016 Nominees

The Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award Inc. (MYRCA) aims to promote reading and Canadian literature by giving young people the opportunity to vote for their favourite Canadian book from an annual preselected list. The 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 5 titles from the list can vote. Voting takes place in April and the MYRCA winner is celebrated at a fall award ceremony attended by participating young people.
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This year's winner will be announced in May 2016.

The winner of the 2015 MYRCA is Ultra by David Carroll.

Runners up are
Home Ice Advantage by Tom Earle
Loki's Wolves by K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr

Check out the current nominees for the 2016 MYRCA below.

This is a selection of our current MYRCA 2016 Nominees titles. To find other titles or authors, or just to browse, please use the search box.

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The Boundless

- Children's paperback

by Kenneth Oppel - $12.99 - Add to Cart

Will Everett has always wished for an adventure. Little does he know that his adventure starts the moment he boards the Boundless. There is a murder, and now Will must protect a key that ...

Bye, Bye, Evil Eye

- Children's paperback

by Deborah Kerbel - $12.95 - Add to Cart

A summer trip to Greece seems like the perfect chance for thirteen-year-old Dani to spend some time on the beach, help her bookish best friend Cathy get her first kiss, and maybe find som...

The Cat At The Wall

- Children's paperback

by Deborah Ellis - $9.95 - Add to Cart

A cat sneaks into a small Palestinian house on the West Bank that has just been commandeered by two Israeli soldiers. The house seems empty, until the cat realizes that a little boy is hi...

The Comic Book War

- Young adult softcover

by Jacqueline Guest - $12.95 - Add to Cart

Can three comic-book superheroes, and a rock that falls from the sky, really protect Robert Tourond's brothers as they fight the enemy in Europe during World War II? It's 1943 and World...

The Elevator Ghost

- Children's paperback

by Glen Huser - $9.95 - Add to Cart

When Carolina Giddle moves into the Blatchford Arms, no one knows what to make of her sequin-sprinkled sneakers and her trinket-crusted car. But the parents are happy there's a new babysi...

In Real Life

- Young adult softcover

by Cory Doctorow - $19.99 - Add to Cart

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Anda loves Coarsegold Online, the massively-multiplayer role playing game that she spends most of her free time on. It's a place where she can be a leader, a ...

Missing in Paradise

- Children's paperback

by Larry Verstraete - $10.99 - Add to Cart

Four months after Gramp's mysterious death, Nate helps out at Gram's garage sale. An eerie feeling, as if Gramps were reaching beyond the grave to send Nate a message, leads Nate to a box...

Moon at Nine

- Young adult softcover

by Deborah Ellis - $16.95 - Add to Cart

Fifteen-year-old Farrin has grown up with secrets: ten years after the overthrow of the Shah, her aristocratic mother is still working against Iran's conservative revolutionary government...

The Night Gardener

- Children's paperback

by Jonathan Auxier - $12.99 - Add to Cart

When orphaned Irish siblings Molly and Kip arrive to work as servants at a creepy, crumbling English manor house, they discover that the house and its inhabitants are not what they seem. ...

Outside In

- Children's hardcover

by Sarah Ellis - $16.95 - Add to Cart

Lynn's life is full -- choir practice, school, shopping for the perfect jeans, and dealing with her free-spirited mother. Then one day her life is saved by a mysterious girl named Blossom...

Red Wolf

- Children's paperback

by Jennifer Dance - $12.99 - Add to Cart

Moonbeam Children's Book Awards 2014 -- Silver Medal Forest of Reading, Silver Birch Awards -- Shortlisted MYRCA Award 2016 -- Shortlisted Chosen for the Toronto Public Library's 2015 Gre...

Rocket Blues

- Children's paperback

by David Skuy - $9.99 - Add to Cart

When Rocket gets cut from his AAA bantam hockey team, he needs to re-evaluate his priorities. Bryan Rockwood (aka "Rocket") is faced with the unthinkable: being cut from the Huskies -- t...

Saving Houdini

- Children's paperback

by Michael Redhill - $12.99 - Add to Cart

FINALIST FOR THE SILVER BIRCH AWARDDashiel Woolf should be ecstatic for the chance to meet his hero, the Great Houdini, not long before the famous magician's untimely death in 1926. But D...

Story of Owen, The

- Young adult hardcover

by E.K. Johnston - $22.95 - Add to Cart

Listen! For I sing of Owen Thorskard: valiant of heart, hopeless at algebra, last in a long line of legendary dragon slayers. Though he had few years and was not built for football, he st...

Walking Home

- Young adult softcover

by Eric Walters - $12.99 - Add to Cart

13-year-old Muchoki and his younger sister, Jata, can barely recognize what's become of their lives. Only weeks ago they lived in a bustling Kenyan village, going to school, playing ...

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