We are pleased to announce that over 50 titles entered the SWCC Book Awards competition for 2023! Check out all our amazing entries below. A downloadable pdf of the 2023 longlist is here.  

Youth Category


Françoise Vulpé
(Firefly Books)

Brian Koonoo

Joseph Starkey

(Inhabit Media)

Maria Birmingham

Drew Shannon

(Orca Book Publishers)

Rachelle Delaney

(Tundra Books)

Heather Camlot

Victor Wong

(Owlkids Books)

David Suzuki and Tanya Lloyd Kyi

Qin Leng

(Greystone Books)

Nicole F. Smith

(Orca Book Publishers)

Yolanda Ridge

Dane Thibeault

(Annick Press)

Erin Silver

Suharu Ogawa

(Orca Book Publishers)

Frances Backhouse

(Orca Book Publishers)

Philippa Joly

(Harbour Publishing)

Julie Roberge

Aless MC

(Orca Book Publishers)

Anne Bernard-Lenoir

(Québec Amérique)

Maria Birmingham

Raz Latif

(Owlkids Books)

Monique Polak

Catherine Chan

(Orca Book Publishers)

Bambi Edlund

(Kids Can Press)

L. E. Carmichael

Byron Eggenschwiler

(Kids Can Press)

Keltie Thomas

(Firefly Books)

Nicola Jones

Alexandra Finkeldey

(Kids Can Press)

Dr. Dave Williams and Linda Pruessen

Sho Uehara

(Annick Press)

Tiffany Stone

Ashley Spires

(Greystone Kids )

Amanda Swinimer

(Harbour Publishing)

Lisa Deresti Betik

Alexander Mostov

(Kids Can Press)

Joan Marie Galat

(Orca Book Publishers)

Pierre Chastenay


(la courte échelle)

Tanya Lloyd Kyi

Rachel Qiuqi

(Greystone Kids )

Linda L. Richards

(Orca Book Publishers)

General Category

The Back Story on Spine Care: A Surgeon’s Insights on Relieving Pain & Advocating for the Right Treatment to Get Your Life Back
Dr. Drew Bednar
(ECW Press)

The Calf With Two Heads: Transatlantic Natural History in the Canadas
Louisa Blair
(Baraka Books)

Computing the Climate

Steve M. Easterbrook

(Cambridge University Press)

Does Coffee Cause Cancer?: And 8 more myths about the Food we Eat
Dr. Christopher Labos
(ECW Press)

The Deepest Map
Laura Trethewey
(Goose Lane Editions)

Drawing Botany Home: A Rooted Life
Lyn Baldwin
(Rocky Mountain Books)

Eve: The Disobedient Future of Birth
Claire Horn
(House of Anansi Press)

Fire Weather: The Making of a Beast
John Vaillant

(Knopf Canada)

The Future of Us
Jay Ingram
(Simon & Schuster Canada )

Her Space, Her Time: How Trailblazing Women Scientists Decoded the Hidden Universe
Shohini Ghose

(Random House Canada)

It Stops Here: Standing Up for Our Lands, Our Waters, and Our People

Rueben George and Michael Simpson

(Allen Lane Canada)

Kings of Their Own Ocean: Tuna, Obsession, and the Future of Our Seas
Karen Pinchin
(Knopf Canada)

Knife on Snow
Alice Major
(Turnstone Press)

Message in a Bottle: Ocean Dispatches from a Seabird Biologist
Holly Hogan
(Knopf Canada)

Paths of Pollen
Stephen Humphrey
(McGill-Queen's University Press)

Powerhouse: Protect Your Energy, Optimize Your Health and Supercharge Your Performance
Greg Wells
(HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.)

Quantum Physics Made Me Do It: A Simple Guide to the Fundamental Nature of Everything
Jérémie Harris
(Viking Canada)

The Quantum Revolution: Art, Technology, Culture
Arthur Kroker and David Cook
(University of Toronto Press)

Reaching and Teaching Neurodivergent Learners in STEM: Embracing Uniquely Talented Problem Solvers
Jodi Asbell-Clarke

Representations and Rights of the Environment
Sandy Lamalle

Peter Stoett
(Cambridge University Press)

Ring of Fire: High-Stakes Mining in a Lowlands Wilderness
Virginia Heffernan
(ECW Press)

Streams of Consequence: Dispatches from the Conservation World
Lorne Fitch
(Rocky Mountain Books)

The Weekender Effect II: Fallout
Robert William Sandford
(Rocky Mountain Books)

Wildlife of the North: Animals of the High Latitudes of North America and Europe

Hälle Flygare, Valerius Geist, Geoffrey Holroyd, Wayne Lynch

(Firefly Books)

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