Kristin Butcher

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Kristin Butcher
Born 1951 April 23
Occupation Author
Language English
Genre Children's Literature

Kristin Butcher is a Canadian writer and reviewer of young adult and juvenile fiction. Her first novel, The Runaways, was published in 1997 and went on to be a regional Silver Birch Award winner.[1] Since then she has published 19 other books, including two biographies for primary readers and 6 titles in the successful Soundings and Currents series from Orca Books, of which Zee’s Way won the 2006 Chocolate Lily Award. She has twice toured for the TD Canadian Children's Book Week.


  • The Runaways (1997)
  • The Tomorrow Tunnel (1999)
  • The Granmma War (2001)
  • Summer of Suspense (2002)
  • Cairo Kelly and The Mann (2002)
  • The Hemingway Tradition (2002)
  • The Trouble with Liberty (2003)
  • Zee's Way (2004)
  • Chat Room (2006)
  • Zach & Zoe and the Bank Robber (2008)
  • Zach & Zoe Bully and the Beagle (2009)
  • Return to Bone Tree Hill (2009)
  • Pharaohs & Foot Soldiers (2009)
  • Zach & Zoe and the River Rescue (2011)
  • Cheat (2011)
  • The Last Superhero (2010)
  • Truths I Learned from Sam (2013)
  • Caching In (2013)


Chocolate Lily Award Winner:

  • Zach & Zoe Bully and the Beagle
  • Zee's Way

Kristin Butcher's books have also been shortlisted for numerous other awards including: Red Cedar Award, Violet Downey Award, Silver Birch Award, Hackmatack Award, MYRCA, Diamond Willow Award, Sheila Egoff Award, and was an honour book for the CLA Book of the Year award.


  1. ^ Dave Jenkinson (2002-11-11). "Kristin Butcher". Canadian Review of Materials. University of Manitoba. Retrieved 2008-05-19. 

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