Past Winners and Finalists

Young Adult Winners

Year Winning TitleShortlistShortlistShortlist
2018 WinnerThe Space Adventurer's Guide
Peter McMahon with illustrator Josh Holinaty
Kids Can Press
Trash Revolution
Erica Fyvie with Illustrator Bill Slavin
Kids Can Press
Wild Buildings and Bridges
Etta Kaner with Illustrator Carl Wiens
Kids Can Press
Maria Birmingham
Owl Kids
Big Blue Forever
Anita Miettunen
Red Deer Press
Jane Drake and Ann Love
Annick Press
20165 Giraffes
Anne Innis Dagg
Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Monster Science
Helaine Becker and Phil McAndrew
Kids Can Press
Inside Your Insides
Claire Eamer
Kids Can Press
2015The Queen's Shadow
Cybele Young
Kids Can Press
What’s the Buzz? Keeping Bees in Flight
Merrie-Ellen Wilcox
Orca Book Publishers
Head Lice: The Disgusting Critters Series
Elise Gravel
Tundra Books
Foodprints: The Story of What We Eat
Paula Ayer
Annick Press
2014Fuzzy Forensics
L.E Carmichael
Plesiosaur Peril (Tales of Prehistoric Life)
Daniel Loxton
Kids Can Press
Tastes Like Music: 17 Quirks of the Brain and Body
Maria Birmingham
Owl Kids
2013Before the World Was Ready
Claire Eamer
Annick Press
Pterosaur Trouble
Daniel Loxton and Jim W.W Smith
Kids Can Press
Chitchat: Celebrating the World's Language
Jude Isabella, Kathy Boake
Kids Can Press
2012Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea
Helaine Becker
Kids Can Press
Canada Recycles
Peter Cooke and Laura Suzuki
Scholastic Canada
How to Raise Monarch Butterflies
Carol Pasternak
2011Nowhere Else on Earth
Caitlyn Vernon
Orca Book Publishers
What Does the Earth Sound Like?
Eva Everything
Totally Human
Cynthia Pratt Nicolson


Adult Winners

YearWinning TitleWinning TitleShortlistShortlistShortlist
2018 Winner18 Miles
Christopher Dewdney
ECW Press
The Spinning Magnet
Alanna Mitchell
Penguin Random House
Conspiracy of Hope
Renee Pellerin
Goose Lane Editions
2017 Our Vanishing Glaciers
Robert William Sandford
Rocky Mountain Books
Edward Struzik
Island Press
Rise of the Necrofauna
Britt Wray
2016 At Sea With the Marine Birds of the Raincoast
Caroline Fox
Rocky Mountain Books
North America in the Anthropocene
Robert William Sandford
Rocky Mountain Books
Bad Singer
Tim Falconer
House of Anansi
100 Million Years of Food
Stephen Le
Harper Collins
2015Malignant Metaphor
Alanna Mitchell
ECW Press
Once They Were Hats
Frances Backhouse
ECW Press
Dam Builders
Michael Runtz
Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Slick Water Fracking
Andrew Nikiforuk
Greystone Books and the Davide Suzuki Institute
2014 Your Water Footprint
Stephen Leahy
Firefly Books
Canadian Spacewalkers
Bob McDonald
Douglas and McIntyre
Planet Heart
Dr. Francois Reeves
Greystone Books
2013Book cover: Peace-Athebasca Delta: Portrait of a Dynamic Ecosystem The Peace-Athabasca Delta
Kevin P. Timoney
University of Alberta Press
Manitoba Butterflies
Simone Hebert Allard
Turnstone Press
The Oil Man and the Sea
Arno Kopecky
Douglas & McIntyre
2012 The Universe Within
Neil Turok
Fatal Flaws
Jay Ingram
Harper Collins
Greg Wells
Harper Collins
2011 The Atlantic Coast
Harry Thurston
Cascadia's Fault
Jerry Thompson
Strange New Worlds
Ray Jayawardhana