The Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award is back for its 17th year!

The Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award is exciting reading program for children in Grades 4, 5 and 6 which introduces thousands of young readers from all over Atlantic Canada to great Canadian books and authors. Children read from a selection of titles in four categories (English fiction and non-fiction and French fiction and non-fiction) and vote on the winners for each category. Elections will be held in March 2016, nominated authors will tour Atlantic communities in April, and the ceremony will take place on April 29 in Moncton.

Registrations are now being accepted from schools, libraries and community groups in the Atlantic region. The deadline for registrations for this year’s Hackmatack program is December 31, 2015.

For more information, please visit the Hackmatack website: http://www.hackmatack.ca/