The winners of the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award 2013 were announced at a ceremony on Friday, May 10 at Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Catherine Austen, author of 25 Tips for Surviving Grade 6, was the winner in the English fiction category. Tanya Lloyd Kyi received the English non-fiction award for her book 50 Poisonous Questions. The winner of the French fiction category was Arianne Gagnon Roy for Le mystère de Blandy-les-tours. Maxim Cyr and Karine Gottot received the award in French non-fiction for their book Les Bleues de New York.