WINNER   

  DANIEL’S STORY by Carol Matas

Scholastic Canada,   1993  Paper  0-590-46588-0

In diary form, Daniel relates his Jewish family’s struggle to survive World War II. No longer able to practice their own religion, vote, own property or even work, Daniel’s family is forced from their home in Frankfurt and sent on a long and dangerous journey to Auschwitz.

 

NOMINEES

 

ABALONE SUMMER by John Dowd

Raincoast Books,   1993  Paper  1-895714-24-9

Jim spends the summer in the Queen Charlotte Islands and becomes embroiled in a dangerous fight to stop Abalone poaching. Book two in a trilogy of environmental thrillers.

 

FLYING GHOSTS by Shirlee Smith Matheson

Stoddart Publishing,   1993  Paper  0-7736-7400-4

It is 1942, and 15-year-old Jam Smith’s quiet life in Alaskan wilderness is disrupted when his uncle arrives with news of war. Suddenly Jay’s life if filled with adventure as he works on the construction of the Alaska Highway.

 

GOOD IDEA GONE BAD by Leslie Choyce

Formac Publishing,   1993  Paper  0-88789-239-7

A drummer named Mike meets Dariana, the girl of his dreams. Feeling dissatisfied with his life, Mike joins Darian’s band in which, through their music, they fight racism and other forms of intolerance.

 

HOW COME THE BEST CLUES ARE ALWAYS IN THE GARBAGE? by Linda Bailey

Kids Can Press,   1993  Paper  1-55074-094-6

Stevie Diamond has a robber to catch. The Garbage Buster’s money has been stolen from the Diamond’s apartment, and there aren’t many clues as to who the culprit is. This fast-paced, exciting novel is the first in the Stevie Diamond Mystery Series.

 

MEET YOU IN THE SEWER by Martyn Godfrey

Scholastic Canada,   1993  Paper   0-590-73082-7

JB’s friends from his writing club – alias the JAWS Mob –investigate a mystery that lands JB smack in the middle of his worst phobia. A wonderfully strange cast of characters turns this tale of friendship into a hilarious story of nail-baiting suspense.

 

RAVEN THE DEFENDER by Diana Wieler

Groundwood Books,  1993  Paper  0-88899-184-3

RanVan is a dynamic and totally original teenager. Although he doesn’t cope well with his conformist high school, with the aid of a sympathetic and wise vice-principal, he manages to come to the defense of this new girlfriend and learn some valuable lessons about himself.

 

SPACESHIP DOWN by Bev Spencer

Scholastic Canada,   1993  0-590-74602-2

In this gripping science fiction, three teenagers stranded on an empty planet find themselves in danger when it turns out to be inhabited after all.

 

THERE WILL BE WOLVES by Karleen Bardford

HarperCollins,  1993  Paper  0-590-74602-02

Ursula is a young woman with unusual healing abilities living in 1096 A.D. Her Knowledge, gleaned from her apothecary father and a monk’s secret book, leads her into trouble and the first Crusade where her life is changed forever by the sights she sees.

 

THE TOILET PAPER TIGERS by Gordon Korman

Scholastic Canada,   1993  Paper  590-452-50-9

With a catcher who’s afraid of the ball, and a right fielder who falls asleep during games, it looks like the Feather-Soft Tigers are about to become the laughing-stock of the Little League world. Enter feisty Kristy Pendergast who, as coach, helps pull the team out of its slump.

 

WEEKEND AT THE RITZ by Frank O’Keefe

Beach Holme Publishers  1993  Paper  0-88878-342-6

When Kevin Ashworth’s buddy, Bobby Spezzactena – aka Spazz – is hired to spend the weekend at the Ritz Plaza Hotel impersonating famous rock star Bill T. Bank, the two find more danger and excitement than they bargained for. A rollicking, funny romp.