The Hidden Agenda of Sigrid Sugden
Winner of the 2015 Red Cedar Young Readers’ Choice
“The Hidden Agenda of Sigrid Sugden” has won the 2015 Red Cedar Young Readers’ Choice Award for fiction.
This is a British Columbia award – wonderful to think of Sigrid’s adventures (and misadventures) in northern Newfoundland being read and enjoyed by so many students on Canada’s west coast.
2015 Silver Birch Nomination
Sigrid is one of ten books nominated for the 2015 Ontario Library Association’s Silver Birch Award for fiction.
And best wishes to fellow Nova Scotian writer Philip Roy for his nomination for Me and Mr. Bell.
A “Tree” for Sigrid
Terrific news for The Hidden Agenda of Sigrid Sugden as well, it is one of ten nominees for The Hackmatack Children’s Choice Award 2015. This is the “Tree” award for the Atlantic provinces – the students pick the winner.
Happy reading to all the participating schools!
Other Awards for Sigrid!
The Diamond Willow Award 2016 (Saskatchewan)
Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta Children’s Choice Award)
The Red Cedar Award 2014/2015 (British Columbia)
Sigrid has been nominated from coast to coast!
Jill on Global TV-Halifax talking about cyber-bullying
Click here to see the complete interview
The Hidden Agenda of Sigrid Sugden on the Ontario Library Association Best Bets for children for 2013!!
The Hidden Agenda of Sigrid Sugden has been chosen by the Ontario Library Association as one of the nine novels that they consider the Best Bets for children for 2013.
OLA posts a list of Best Bets picture books, novels, and non-fiction every year, using both literary merit and appeal for children as their criteria.
Click here for the complete list
Sal’s Fiction Addiction
“Bravo, Ms. MacLean! You have created another story told with reverence and understanding, giving us characters to love and admire despite the flaws that make them who they are. I am in awe of your storytelling.”
For the full review, click here to see the whole review
CanLit for Little Canadians
“…The Hidden Agenda of Sigrid Sugden is simply about making things right. Jill MacLean has a similar agenda in her writing: show young readers that life can be difficult but nothing is ever final and there are ways to manage. Luckily her agenda is as benevolent as her writing is compassionate.”
Here’s the link to the whole review:
CM Magazine Review
Dr. Gregory Bryan, who specializes in children’s literature in the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba, recently commented in CM Magazine (Vol. XX Number 17, January 3, 2014)….
“…These are all powerful, moving stories from the pen of one of Canada’s best writers.”
Children’s Book Panel – Winter 2013
Making snowmen, spinning dreidels, leaving cookies and milk out for Santa… these are some of the classic holiday traditions that are just for kids. We, here at The Next Chapter, would like to add our Children’s Book Panel to that list. Yes, Michele Landsberg and Ken Setterington have returned with a sack full of great holiday reading for young people.
Ken Setterington’s picks:
From Fitzhenry & Whiteside:
Fitzhenry & Whiteside – available now!
Amazon.ca – available now!
Chapters/Indigo – available now!