This award was established 1990, and is presented each winter to a resident of Atlantic Canada for a book published in Canada that has made an outstanding contribution to children's literature. It is administered by The Nova Scotia Library Association.
1997: Janet McNaughton, To Dance at the Palais Royale
1996: Don Aker, Of Things Not Seen
1995: Sheree Fitch, Mabel Murple
1994: Lesley Choyce, Good Idea Gone Bad
1993: Budge Wilson, Oliver's War
1992: Kevin Major, Eating Between the Lines
1991: Joyce Barkhouse, Pit Pony