CAROL MATAS, AWARD-WINNING WRITER FOR YOUNG READERS

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PUBLISHED BOOKS

  • The D.N.A. Dimension. Toronto: Gage Publishing, 1982.
  • The Fusion Factor. Saskatoon: Fifth House, 1986. Published in Danish as Den Sorte Varevogn, Copenhagen: Forum, 1988. French Publication, Paris: Pocket, 1997. Spanish Edition, Spain: Ediciones S.M., 1998. Reissued as It's Up to Us. Toronto: Stoddard, 1991.
  • Zanu. Saskatoon: Fifth House, 1986. Reissued by Stoddard. Toronto, 1991. Pocket, Paris 1997. Edeciones S.M., Spain 1998.
  • Me, Myself and I. Saskatoon: Fifth House, 1987. Reissued by Stoddard: Toronto, 1991. Paris: Pocket, 1997. Spain: Edeciones S.M., 1998.
  • Lisa. Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1987. Published in the U.S. as Lisa’s War. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1989. Published in Spain by Ediciones B: Barcelona, 1989. Paris, France: Poshe/Jeunesse, Hachette, 1991. Stockholm, Sweden: Tidens, 1991. Mass market, New York and Toronto: Scholastic.
    —The Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young Readers, 1988.
    —New York Times Book Review, Notable Book, Dec 1989.
    —Canadian Children's Book Centre "Our Choice", Memorable Books for young People.
    —Young Adults' Choices for 1991, International Reading Association.
    —Sydney Taylor Book Award, Notable 1989.
  • Jesper. Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1989. Published in the U.S. as Code Name Kris, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1990. Also, published in Spain by Edebe, 1991. Mass market, New York and Toronto: Scholastic.
    —Mr. Christie Honour Book, 1989.
    —Manitoba Book of the Year Nominee, 1989.
    —Honour list, Canadian Materials, 1989.
    Code Name Kris, Notable 1990 Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies.
    —Canadian Children's Book Centre "Our Choice", Memorable Books for Young People.
  • Adventure in Legoland. New York and Toronto: Scholastic, book club 1991, trade 1992.
  • The Race. Toronto: Harper Collins, 1991.
    —Canadian Library Association Notable book, 1992.
  • Sworn Enemies. New York: Bantam, 1993; Toronto: Harper Collins, 1993.
    —New York Public Library, 1994 Book for the Teen Age.
    —Canadian Library Association, Notable book, 1993.
    —Sydney Taylor Award, 1993.
    —Notable Children's Trade Book in the field of Social Studies, 1994, by NCSS, U.S.
  • Safari Adventure in Legoland. New York and Toronto: Scholastic, 1993.
  • Daniel's Story. New York and Toronto: Scholastic, 1993. Commissioned by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.
    —Finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award, 1993.
    —Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 1993.
    —Silver Birch Award, 1994, Ontario Readers' Choice award.
    —Finalist 1993 Ruth Schwartz Award.
    —Mr. Christie Honour Book, 1993.
    —Manitoba Young Reader's Choice Award, 1996.
    —New York Public Library, 1994 Book for the Teen Age.
  • The Lost Locket. Toronto: Scholastic, 1994.
  • The Burning Time. New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell; Toronto: Harper Collins, 1994.
    —Finalist, Governor General's Literary Award, 1994.
    —New York Public Library, Book for the Teen Age, 1994.
    —ALA Quick Pick for Young Adults List, 1994.
    —Children’s Book Centre, Our Choice, 1993.
    —Moose Jaw Young Reader's Choice Award, 1998.
    —Resource Links, best books of 2007.
  • Of Two Minds. With Perry Nodelman, Winnipeg: Bain & Cox, 1994; New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995. Mass market, New York & Toronto: Scholastic, 1998. Japan, 1997. Republished by Starburst Digital Rights International, 2013.
    —School Library Journal Best Book list, 1995.
    —Voya, Books in the Middle, Best Book of the year list, 1995.
    —Great Stone Face Children's Book Award Program, finalist for 1996-1997 Master Reading List.
  • The Primrose Path. Winnipeg: Bain & Cox, 1995.
    —Finalist for Manitoba Book of the Year, 1995.
    —Outstanding Book Of The Year, Children’s Book Centre, 1996.
    —Finalist Manitoba Young Readers Choice Award, 1997.
  • After the War. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996; Scholastic Canada, 1996. Mass market, New York: Alladin, 1998; Scholastic Canada, 1998. Bulut Yayınları, Turkey, 2001.
    —New York Public Library, 1997 Book for the Teen Age.
    —Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies for 1997, by National Council for Social Studies and the Children's Book Council.
    —ALA Quick Pick for Young Adults, 1996.
    —ALA, Best Book of the Year for Young Adults, 1996.
    —Finalist Best Book of the Year, McNally Robinson Book Award, 1996.
    —Finalist Best Book of the Year for Children, McNally Robinson Book Award, 1996.
    —Finalist Ruth Shwartz Award, 1996.
    —Jewish Book Award, 1996.
    —Mr. Christie Honour Book, 1996.
    —Junior Library Guild pick, 1996.
    —Booklist, Editor's Choice, 1996.
    —Resource Links, The Best Of List, 1997.
    —South Carolina Junior Book Award nominee, 1998-1999.
    —O.L.A. Red Maple Readers Choice Award, 1998.
    —Finalist Utah Young Adult Book Award, CLAU, 1998-9
  • More Minds. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996. Mass market, New York & Toronto: Scholastic, 1998. Japan, 1998.
  • The Freak. Canada: Key Porter, 1997.
  • The Garden. Simon & Schuster, 1997, Scholastic Canada, 1997. Mass market, New York: Alladin, 1998; Scholastic Canada, 1998.
    —Junior Library Guild pick, 1997.
    —Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies for 1998, NCSS and Children's Book Council.
    —New York Public Library, Books for the Teen Age, 1998.
    —1998 Rachel Bessin/Isaac Frischwasser Memorial Award for Y.A. Fiction (Jewish Book Award).
  • Telling. Canada: Key Porter, 1998. Denmark: Gyldendal, 1997.
  • Greater than Angels. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998. Scholastic Canada, 1998. Mon Bel Oranger, France 1999.  Bulut Yayınları, Turkey, 1999. Re-published by Scholastic Canada in 2013.
    —Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies for 1999, NCSS and Children’s Book Council.
    —Finalist, Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction, 1999.
  • Out Of Their Minds. Simon and Schuster: New York, 1998. Distican Canada, 1998. Japan, 2000.
  • Cloning Miranda Scholastic Canada, 1999. Denmark, 2001, Germany, 2001, Indonesia, 2003, Russia, 2004, Bulgaria, 2005; Sweden, Finland, Norway, 2012.
  • In My Enemy's House. Simon & Schuster: New York, 1999. Scholastic Canada ,1999 & 2013. Aladdin, 2001. 
    —Finalist, McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award for young people.
    —Book for the Teen Age, New York Public Library.
    —Children’s Book Centre Our Choice, 2000.
    —Geoffrey Bilson Honour Book, Historical Fiction, 2000.
    —Sydney Taylor Honour Book, 1999.
  • Meeting Of Minds, Simon & Schuster: New York, 1999. Distican Canada, 1999. Japan, 2001.
  • Rebecca, Scholastic Canada, Fall 2000.
    —Finalist, Manitoba Book for Young Readers, 2001.
    —Finalist, Margaret McWilliams Award, Manitoba Historical society.
    —Finalist, Hackmatack, Children’s Choice Award.
    —Finalist, Manitoba Readers Choice Award.
  • Sparks Fly Upwards. Clarion, New York, Spring 2001.
    —Judy Lopez Award, honour book, California library award.
  • The War Within. Simon & Schuster: New York, 2001, Scholastic Canada.
    —Books For the Teen Age , New York Public Library, 2001.
    —Sydney Taylor Honour Book, 2001.
    —Geoffrey Bilson Honour Book, 2001.
    —Finalist, McNally Robinson Book for Young People, 2001.
    —The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award, 2002.
    —Finalist, Lamplighter Award, 2003/2004.
  • The Second Clone. Scholastic, Canada, Fall 2001.
    —Our Choice, The Canadian Children’s Book Centre, 03.
  • Footsteps in the Snow, Dear Canada, Scholastic, Canada, Spring 2001.
    —Finalist, Silver Birch Award.
    —The Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Our Choice, starred for outstanding merit, 03.
    —Finalist, McNally Robinson Book for Young Readers.
    —Margaret McWilliams Award, Manitoba Historical Society.
  • Gotcha! Rosie In New York City. Simon & Schuster, Aladdin, NY, Key Porter, Toronto, Spring 2003.
    —Finalist, McNally Robinson Book For Young People.
  • Play Ball! Rosie in Chicago. Simon & Schuster, Aladdin, NY, Key Porter, Toronto, Fall 2003.
    —Finalist, McNally Robinson Book For young People.
    —Finalist, Geoffrey Bilson Award.
  • Action! Rosie in L.A. Simon & Schuster, Aladdin, NY, Key Porter, Toronto, Spring, 2004.
    —Notable Children’s Books Of Jewish Content by the Association of Jewish Libraries, 2004.
    —Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award, finalist, 2005.
  • The Dark Clone. Scholastic Canada, Spring 2005.
  • Turned Away, The World War 11 Diary of Devorah Bernstein, Dear Canada. Scholastic Canada, Fall 2005.
    —Finalist, McNally Robinson Book for Young Readers Award.
    —Margaret McWilliams Award, Manitoba Historical Society.
    —Manitoba Young Readers Award, short list.
    —Finalist, Geoffrey Bilson Award, 2006.
    —Children's Book Centre Our Choice, starred for outstanding merit.
    —Resource links, best of the year, 2006.
    —Frances and Samuel Stein Memorial Prize in Youth Literature, 07.
  • Past Crimes. fall 2006, Key Porter.
    —Children’s Book Centre Our Choice pick.
    Finalist, Stellar Award (B.C. Teen Reader's Choice Award),2008.
  • The Whirlwind. spring 2007, Orca Book Canada.
    —Sydney Taylor Notable Book, for older readers, 2007.
    Finalist, McNally Robinson Book For Young People, 2008.
    Finalist, Stellar Award (B.C. Teen Reader's Choice Award), 2009
  • Reissued: The Freak (Book 1 of The Freak Series), fall 2007 Key Porter Books.
    —Sydney Taylor Notable Book, 2008
  • The Freak: Visions (Book 2 of The Freak Series), fall 2007, Key Porter Books.
    MRCA nominee, Manitoba Reader’s Choice Award, 2008.
    Finalist, Stellar Award (B.C. Teen Reader's Choice Award), 2009.
  • The Ghosthunters 1: The Proof That Ghosts Exist (Book 1 of The Ghosthunters trilogy) spring 2008, Key Porter Books, with Perry Nodelman.
  • The Freak: Far (Book 3 of The Freak Series), fall 2008, Key Porter Books.
  • The Ghosthunters 2: The Curse of the Evening Eye (Book 2 of The Ghosthunters trilogy) spring 2009, Key Porter Books, with Perry Nodelman.
  • Tales of a Reluctant Psychic, fall 2009, Key Porter Books.
  • The Ghosthunters 3: The Hunt For The Haunted Elephant (Book 3 of The Ghosthunters trilogy), spring, 2010, Key Porter BooksTwith Perry Nodelman.
  • The Edge of When, fall 2011, Fitzhenry & Whiteside.
  • Behind Enemy Lines, World War II, Sam Frederiksen, Nazi-Occupied Europe, 1944, I Am Canada, February 2012, Scholastic Canada.
    Chosen as a "best book" in Junior and Intermediate Fiction for Tweens Ages 8 -14, in the Best Books for Kids & Teens: Fall Edition 2012, Canadian Children's Book Centre
    Nominated for.ca the 2013 Ontario Library Association Golden Oak Award
    Shortlisted for the 2014 Rocky Mountain Book Award (An Alberta Children's Choice Book Awards)
  • Pieces of the Past: The Holocaust Diary of Rose Rabinowitz,  Dear Canada, February 2013, Scholastic Canada.
    — 2014 Helen & Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Boook Award for Young People
    —A Sydney Taylor Honor Book Selection for 2014
    "Highly recommended" by CM Magazine.
    A "BEST BOOKS FOR KIDS AND TEENS" pick for the Canadian Children's Book Centre’s Fall 2013 edition of Best Books For Kids and Teens
  • When I Die: A meditation on death for children & their families (Photography by Bonnie Brask), 2013, Fictive Press.
  • Tucson Jo, 2014, Fictive Press.
    "Recommended" by CM: Canadian Review of Materials
    2014 NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARDS FINALIST in the Children's and Young Adult Literature category
    —Included in Best Books for Kids & Teens (Spring 2015 edition)
    —2015 McNally Robinson Book for Young People Awards Finalist
  • Who Am I?, 2016, Fictive Press.

PLAYS

  • Lisa. Adapted from the novel with Per Brask. Produced by Prairie Theatre Exchange, 1991. Geordie Productions, Montreal, 1994. Golden Horse Shoe, Toronto, 1994.
  • The Escape. Commissioned by the Winnipeg Jewish Theater. Produced April 1993. Sworn Enemies, adapted from the novel, reading at the Jewish Repertory Theater, New York, 1994.
  • Sworn Enemies. Adapted from the novel, reading at the Jewish Repertory Theater, New York, 1994.
  • Telling. Adapted for radio. Broadcast by CBC Manitoba, October, 1994,
  • Jesper. Co-written with Per Brask.

CAROL MATAS'S CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

1970
1972

B.A. (English), The University of Western Ontario
Graduate of the Actor's Lab, London, England

Teaching Experience

Readings and workshops across North America
Artists In the Schools, Manitoba Arts Council
Visiting Professor, Bemidji State University, Minnesota
Creative Writing instructor, Continuing Education Division, The University of Winnipeg


To write to me, e-mail carol@carolmatas.com
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