"'Through Flood and Fire' by Anne Patton is an impressively crafted and fully entertaining novel written specifically for young readers ages 9 to 12, and students in grades 4, 5, and 6."
"'250 Hours' is an inherently absorbing and fully entertaining read from beginning to end."
"'Convictions' is a simply riveting read from beginning to end and will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to highschool and community library YA Fiction collections."
"With her debut middle-grade novel in verse, Stay, Saskatoon poet Katherine Lawrence pulls the metaphorical rabbit out of the hat, creating a touching, balanced portrayal of a young girl dealing with her parents’ separation, her father’s cancer diagnosis, and her unyielding (and long-unfulfilled) desire for a pet dog."
"While Wild Rose as historical fiction is a departure both from Butala’s more philosophical work on the natural world and landscape of Saskatchewan, and her modern novels and short stories, it is a highly accomplished amalgamation of both genres with the added elements of history and cultural memoir."
"Lawrence is an accomplished author with several books of poetry for adults to her name; here she pens a novel for young readers so profound and complex in its voice and subtle in its story that multiple readings are necessary to appreciate all the nuances."
Burning in this Midnight Dream by Louise Bernice Halfe and Convictions by Judith Silverthorne have both been nominated for High Plains Book Awards! Louise in the Indigenous writer category, and Judith in the Women Writer category.
Burning in this Midnight Dream is a 2017 WILLA Literary Award Finalist in Poetry!
Louise Bernice Halfe was also the winner of the Raymond Souster Award in the League of Canadian Poets Awards!