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Laugh Out Loud! - Winnipeg and Saskatoon Writing Contest Winners

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 1:33pm

Congratulations to this year's award-winning authors of our Grade 5/6 Writing Contest! Thank you to everyone who entered, and I hope you continue to pursue your writing well into the future.

Winnipeg Winners
First Place
"Laugh Out Loud" from Oakenwald School

Second Place
"Our Teacher is an Alien" from Holy Ghost School

Third Place
"The Claw Machine" from West St. Paul School


Saskatoon Winners
First Place
"Emilie and Bob" from a Homeschooler

Second Place
"Laugh out Loud" from Walter Aseltine School

Third Place
"The Accidental Break-In"

Runner Up:
"Sneezing Donkey" from Westmount Community School


A big thank you to our wonderful guest judge, Ted Staunton!

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INVENTIONS - Winnipeg and Saskatoon Writing Contest Winners

Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 at 5:52pm

Congratulations to this year's award-winning authors of our Grade 5/6 Writing Contest! Thank you to everyone who entered, and I hope you continue to pursue your writing well into the future.

Winnipeg Winners
First Place
"Slow Growers" by Alanis G.

Second Place
"Solving the Riddles of Snow" by Alexa C.

Third Place
"The Switching Machine" by Felix W.


Saskatoon Winners
First Place
"Money Tree" by Jasmine H.

Second Place
"The 4-Stroke Engine and Gas Cars" by Dillan G.

Third Place
"Homeworkanator" by Macy N.


A big thank you to our wonderful guest judge, Larry Verstraete!

Please join us on Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 PM at our Awards Ceremony for a chance to hear our authors read aloud their award-winning entries.

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MYRCA and Willow Awards 2017 Nominees

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 at 10:55am

The 2017 nominees for both the Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Awards and The Willow Awards have been announced. Congratulations to all the lucky authors and good luck in the upcoming year!

Click here to see the new list of 2017 MYRCA nominees.

To check out the 2016/2017 Willow Awards list, click here.

Winners of 2015/2016 Willow Awards will be announced on May 13 at the Annual Gala. For more information, please visit their website at WillowAwards.ca

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Grade 5/6 Writing Contest - Destinies

Monday, Mar 07, 2016 at 3:53pm

McNally Robinson Booksellers and Scholastic Canada invite Manitoba’s grade 5 and 6 students to enter our annual writing contest. This year the theme is DESTINIES — what will happen, what was meant to be, and how it did (or did not) come to pass. Is the future already written or can it be shaped? If you could change your destiny, would you?

We are excited to announce that this year’s special guest judge is Tui T. Sutherland, author of the New York Times bestselling Wings of Fire series. The winning author receives a $75.00 McNally Robinson gift card and the winner’s school receives a selection of books by Tui T. Sutherland.

Entries will be accepted in-store or via email until 10:00 pm on Thursday March 24, 2016. Winners will be announced on Monday April 18. For more information, click here, or call:
Wpg: 204-475-0492     Sask: 306-955-1477

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Kids Summer Reading Club 2015

Friday, Jun 19, 2015 at 3:21pm

Starting June 24th, our annual Kids Summer Reading Club will be back in full swing and will run up until September 4th.

The Summer Reading Club is a reading reward program for independent readers and the rules are super simple:
Read three books and pick a prize from our fabulous treasure chest.
Read six books and get a free book (under $10)!

Please register at the Kid's Info Desk on the Mezzanine to receive your reading club cards and get ready for a rewarding summer of reading fun!


To download this information, click the link below:
Kids Summer Reading Club.pdf

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