MACL Student and Alumni Awards & Publications

Academic Awards (2000 – 2011)

  • Bittner, Robert, Best Poster Award, Mapping Childhoods Conference
  • Dunford, Laura, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada Fellowship (Ph.D.)
  • Grafton, Janet, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada Fellowship (Master’s)
  • Lankford, Megan, University Graduate Fellowships Competition (Master’s)
  • Sexton, Jillian, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada Fellowship (Master’s)
  • Superle, Michelle, Eileen Wallace Research Fellowship in Children’s Literature
  • Superle, Michelle, Research Fellowship at the International Youth Library in Germany
  • Taylor, Karen, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada Fellowship (Master’s)

Creative Book Awards (2000 – 2012)

  • George, Kallie. Saffy. Vancouver: Simply Read Books, 2008. Top 10 Great Books for Children Award, 2010 Canadian Tory Testing Award.
  • Nugent, Cynthia, illustrator. The Aunts Come Marching. Written by Bill Richardson. Vancouver: Raincoast Books, 2007. Chosen for Time to Read: BC Achievement Foundation Award for Early Literacy.
  • Nugent, Cynthia, illustrator. The Emerald Curse. Written by Simon Rose. Vancouver: Tradewind Books, 2006.
  • Nugent, Cynthia, author-illustrator. Francesca and the Magic Bike. Vancouver: Raincoast Books, 2004. Shortlisted for the Chocolate Lily Award, the Red Cedar Book, and the BC Book Prizes Sheila Egoff Award.  Award, the Manitoba Young Readers Choice Award and Saskatchewan Young Readers Choice Award.
  • Nugent, Cynthia, author-illustrator. Fred and Pete at the Beach. Orca Book Publishers, 2009. Chocolate Lily Book Award; selected by VEPVRA for all Vancouver elementary school libraries.
  • Nugent, Cynthia, illustrator. Goodness Gracious Gulliver Mulligan. Written by Susan Browne. Vancouver: Raincoast Books, 2002.
  • Nugent, Cynthia, illustrator. Honey Cake. Written by Joan Betty Stuchner. Vancouver: Tradewind Books, 2007. Chocolate Lily Award.
  • Nugent, Cynthia, illustrator. I Want to Go to the Moon. Written by Tom Saunders. Vancouver: Simply Read Books, 2011.
  • Nugent, Cynthia, illustrator. Mister Got to Go and Arnie. Written by Lois Simmie, Vancouver: Raincoast Books, 2001. Saskatchewan Young Readers Choice Award.
  • Nugent, Cynthia, illustrator. When Cats Go Wrong. Written by Norm Hacking. Vancouver: Raincoast Books, 2004. Shortlisted for the Chocolate Lily Award; Honourable mention for Alcuin Excellence in Book Design Award.
  • Phillips, Wendy. Fishtailing. Regina: Coteau Books, 2010. Governor General’s Literary Award for Children’s Literature.
  • Shoemaker, Kathryn, illustrator. Clay Man: The Golem of Prague (written by Irene Watts). Toronto: Tundra Books, 2009. Sydney Taylor Notable Book for Older Readers; shortlisted Chocolate Lily Award.
  • Shoemaker, Kathryn, illustrator. Goodbye Marianne: The Graphic Novel (written by Irene Watts). Toronto: Tundra Books, 2008. Shortlisted for  BC Book Prizes Chrsitie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize; honor book for Chocolate Lily Award.
  • Shoemaker, Kathryn, illustrator. My Animal Friends (written by David Stephens). Vancouver: Tradewind Books, 2002. Selected for Ready, Set, Learn Program.
  • Shoemaker, Kathryn, illustrator. No Pets Allowed (written by Irene Watts). Vancouver: Tradewind Books, 2010.
  • Shoemaker, Kathryn, illustrator A Telling Time (written by Irene Watts). Vancouver: Tradewind Books, 2004. Starred White Raven, International Youth Library.
  • Superle, Michelle. Black Dog, Dream Dog. Vancouver/London: Tradewind Books, 2012 (UK People’s Book Prize); Chocolate Lily Award 2012).
  • VanSickle, Vikki. Words That Start with B. Toronto: Scholastic, 2010.  (shortlisted Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Award Children’s Book of the Year; 2011 Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre)

Publications by MACL students and alumni

Book reviews in review periodicals and blogs, such as Book Links; Book List; CM: Canadian Review of Materials; Canadian Teen Fiction; Keen Readers, and Quill and Quire.

Children’s and Young Adult Books (2000 – 2011)

  • George, Kallie. The Melancholic Mermaid. Vancouver: Simply Read Books, 2010.
  • George, Kallie. Mr. M: The Exploring Dreamer. Vancouver: Simply Read Books, 2010.
  • George, Kallie. Saffy. Vancouver: Simply Read Books, 2008.
  • Goerzen, Christy. Farmed Out. Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 2011.
  • Goerzen, Christy. Orca. Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 2009
  • Nugent, Cynthia, illustrator. The Aunts Come Marching. Written by Bill Richardson. Vancouver: Raincoast Books, 2007.
  • Nugent, Cynthia, illustrator. The Emerald Curse. Written by Simon Rose. Vancouver: Tradewind Books, 2006.
  • Nugent, Cynthia, author-illustrator. Francesca and the Magic Bike. Vancouver: Raincoast Books, 2004.
  • Nugent, Cynthia, author-illustrator. Fred and Pete at the Beach. Orca Book Publishers, 2009
  • Nugent, Cynthia, illustrator. Goodness Gracious Gulliver Mulligan. Written by Susan Browne. Vancouver: Raincoast Books, 2002.
  • Nugent, Cynthia, illustrator. Honey Cake. Written by Joan Betty Stuchner. Vancouver: Tradewind Books, 2007.
  • Nugent, Cynthia, illustrator. I Want to Go to the Moon. Written by Tom Saunders. Vancouver: Simply Read Books, 2011.
  • Nugent, Cynthia, illustrator. Mister Got to Go and Arnie. Written by Lois Simmie, Vancouver: Raincoast Books, 2001.
  • Nugent, Cynthia, illustrator. When Cats Go Wrong. Written by Norm Hacking. Vancouver: Raincoast Books, 2004.
  • Phillips, Wendy. Fishtailing. Regina: Coteau Books, 2010.
  • Pfitzenmeir, Audrey. Cheating Fate. Thistledown Press, 2008.
  • Shoemaker, Kathryn, illustrator. Clay Man: The Golem of Prague (written by Irene Watts). Toronto: Tundra Books, 2009.
  • Shoemaker, Kathryn, illustrator. Goodbye Marianne: The Graphic Novel (written by Irene Watts). Toronto: Tundra Books, 2008.
  • Shoemaker, Kathryn, illustrator. My Animal Friends (written by David Stephens). Vancouver: Tradewind Books, 2002.
  • Shoemaker, Kathryn, illustrator. No Pets Allowed (written by Irene Watts). Vancouver: Tradewind Books, 2010.
  • Shoemaker, Kathryn, illustrator A Telling Time (written by Irene Watts). Vancouver: Tradewind Books, 2004.
  • Superle, Michelle. Black Dog, Dream Dog. Vancouver/London: Tradewind Books, 2010.
  • VanSickle, Vikki. Love Is a Four-Letter Word. Toronto: Scholastic, 2011.
  • VanSickle, Vikki. Words That Start with B. Toronto: Scholastic, 2010.

Scholarly Articles and Monographs (2000 – 2011)

  • Black, Marilynne. “Canadian Culture, Eh?” Journal of Children’s Literature 3.1 (2009).
  • Black, Marilynne. “Extending Learning with Picture Books.” Journal of Children’s Literature 3.1 (2009).
  • Black, Marilynne V. and Ronald Jobe. “Are Children Gaining a Sense of Place from Canadian Historical Picture Books?” Through the Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children’s Literature 9.3 (2005).
  • Black, Marilynne V. and Ronald Jobe. “Are Our Picture Books Telling Our Story?” Canadian Children’s Book News 29.2 (2006).
  • Brown, Maryn. “Making Sense of Nonsense: An Examination of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Norton Juster’s The Phantom Tollbooth as Allegories of Children’s Learning.” Through the Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children’s Literature 9.1 (2005).
  • Cobban, Michelle. “Connecting Cultures: Translation of Children’s Literature in Canada.” Journal of Children’s Literature 3.1 (2009).
  • David, Danya. “Extraordinary Navigators: An Examination of Three Heroines in Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean’s Coraline, The Wolves in the Walls, and MirrorMask.” Through the Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children’s Literature 12.1 (2008).
  • David, Danya. “Revisiting Golem: An Exploration into Three Illustrated Narratives for Children.” Through the Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children’s Literature 11.1 (2007).
  • George, Kallie. “The Art Tells the Tale of Two Canadian Cultures.” Through the Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children’s Literature 11.2 (2007).
  • George, Kallie. “An Earthly Knight and Fire and Hemlock: Two ‘Tam Lin’ Retellings.” Through the Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children’s Literature 11.1 (2007).
  • Grafton, Janet. “An (Un)Earthly Magic: Ecocriticism and Fantasy in Canadian Children’s Literature.” Journal of Children’s Literature 3.1 (2009).
  • Grant, Brianne. “Opening the Cache of Canadian Secrets: The Residential School Experience in Books for Children.” Through the Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children’s Literature 11.2 (2007).
  • Grant, Brianne. “Trauma Literature in the Canadian Context: Residential Schools in Children’s Literature.” Journal of Children’s Literature 3.1 (2009).
  • Hamer, Naomi. “The City as Liminal Site in Children’s Literature: Enchanted Realism with an Urban Twist.” Through the Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children’s Literature 7.1 (2003).
  • Hamer, Naomi. “Coming of Age for Boys in Fiction and Film.” Boy Culture: An Encyclopedia. Eds. Shirley R. Steinberg and Michael Kehler. Westport, CT Greenwood Press, 2010.
  • Hamer, Naomi “The Lion, The Witch and the Cereal Box: Reading Children’s Literature Across Multi-media Franchises.” Books, Media, and the Internet: Children’s Literature for Today’s Classrooms. Eds. David Booth, Carol Jupiter and Shelley Stagg Peterson. Winnipeg: Portage & Main Press, 2009.
  • Hamer, Naomi and Lindsay Cornish. “Girl-specific Cross Merchandising.” Girl Culture: An Encyclopedia. Eds. Claudia Mitchell and Jacqueline Reid-Walsh. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008.
  • Hornberg, Brian. “Transcending Boundaries in David Wiesner’s The Three Pigs: Taking an Askew View of Words and Images in Picturebooks.” Through the Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children’s Literature 9.1 (2005).
  • Johnson, Jennifer. “Restorying Crumbling Realities: The Three Pigs and The Frog Prince Continued.” Through the Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children’s Literature 9.3 (2005).
  • Kim, Carolyn. “Chinese-Canadian Children’s Literature.” Journal of Children’s Literature 3.1 (2009).
  • Kim, Carolyn. “Gold Mountain and More.” Canadian Children’s Book News 30.4 (2007).
  • McKinley, Amanda. “Art for Art’s Sake: The Illustrated Poem.” Through the Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children’s Literature 6.1 (2002).
  • Mullen, Ginger. “Transformations of ‘Tam Lin’: An Analysis of Folktale Picture Books.” Through the Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children’s Literature 8.3 (2004).
  • Ozirny, Shannon. “Fox Be Latent: James Marshall and the Easy Reader Tradition.” Through the Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children’s Literature 13.2 (2009).
  • Shoemaker, Kathryn. “Babes in the Wood: Picturing Displaced Children.” Through the Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children’s Literature 9.2 (2005).
  • Shoemaker, Kathryn. “Learning to Illustrate Children’s Books.” Through the Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children’s Literature 5.1 (2001).
  • Superle, Michelle. “Animal Heroes and Transforming Substances: Canine Characters in Contemporary Children’s Literature.” In Animal Others and the Human Imagination. Eds. Anne Vallely and Aaron Gross. Columbia University Press, 2012.
  • Superle, Michelle. “Children’s Literature as Looking Glass: The Journey from Colony to Multicultural Nation.” Journal of Children’s Literature 3.1 (2009).
  • Superle, Michelle. Contemporary English-language Indian Children’s Literature: Representations of Nation, Culture,, and the New Indian Girl. Routledge Children’s Literature and Culture. London: Routledge, 2011.
  • Superle, Michelle. “Creating a ‘Masala’ Self: Bicultural Identity in Desi Young Adult Novels.” In International Research in Children’s Literature.December 2010.
  • Superle, Michelle.  “Imagining the Motherland: Moving between India and Otherworlds.” In Knowing Their Place? Intersections of Identity and Space in Children’s Literature. Eds. Terri Doughty and Dawn Thompson. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011.
  • Superle, Michelle. “Imagining the New Indian Girl: Representations of Girlhood in Keeping Corner and Suchitra and the Ragpicker.” In Papers: Explorations into Children’s Literature. June 2010.
  • Superle, Michelle. “Mother’s Milk: The Politics of Food in South Asian Children’s Novels.” In Journal of Children’s Literature. July 2008. (The Journal of Children’s Literature  is  published biannually by the Children’s Literature Association of India.)
  • Taylor, Karen. “The Representation of Nature in Vampire Romance for Young Adult Readers: An Ecocritical Exploration of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Series”  The Dragon Lode: The Journal of the Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group, International Reading Association 28. 1 (2009).
  • Valleau, Genevieve. “Degas and Seurat and Magritte! Oh My! Classical Art in Picturebooks.” Through the Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children’s Literature 10.3 (2006).
  • VanSickle, Vikki. “Subcategories within the Emerging Genre of the Verse Novel.” Through the Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children’s Literature 10.3 (2006).
  • Weisman, Kay. “The Rising Star of Narrative Nonfiction: Talking with Barbara Kerley.” Book Links 20.4 (2011).

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