Carol Matas

Carol Matas is an internationally acclaimed author of more than forty-five novels for children and young adults. Her best-selling work, which includes three award-winning series, has been translated into Spanish, Japanese, Taiwanese, Turkish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, German, French, Indonesian and Russian.

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Author photo by Ruth Bonneville


Tucson Jo
(Fictive Press, 2014)

-“Recommended” by CM Magazine
-2014 NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARDS FINALIST in the Children’s and Young Adult Literature category
-A BEST BOOK FOR KIDS & TEENS (The Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens 2015, Spring Edition)
-2015 McNally Robinson Book for Young People Awards Finalist

Pieces of the PastPieces of the Past
The Holocaust Diary of Rose Rabinowitz
(Scholastic, 2013)

-“Highly recommended” by CM Magazine
-Shortlisted for a 2104/15 Red Cedar Award (BC’s young readers’ choice award for students in grades 4 through 7)
-A BEST BOOK FOR KIDS AND TEENS (The Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Best Books For Kids and Teens 2013, Fall Edition)
-A 2014 Sydney Taylor Honor Book Selection for Older Readers
-Winner of the 2014 Helen & Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award for Young People

Behind Enemy Lines
(Scholastic Canada, 2011)

-Chosen by the The Canadian Children’s Book Centre as one of their “Best Books” for 2012
-Nominated for the 2013 Ontario Library Association Golden Oak Award
-Shortlisted for the 2014 Rocky Mountain Book Award (An Alberta Children’s Choice Book Awards)

The Edge of When
(Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2011)