2016 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award

The Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award is awarded to an outstanding illustrator of a children’s book published in Canada.

Ages: 0-12 years

Winners

Sidewalk Flowers

Jon Arno Lawson

This wordless book follows a child out walking with her dad who never notices her quietly brightening the world around them. Good for getting kids talking.
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Shortlists

Bug in a Vacuum

Mélanie Watt

A bug is sucked into the void of a vacuum bag, this one little bug moves through denial, bargaining, anger, despair and eventually acceptance -- the five stages of grief -- as it comes to terms with its fate.

The Bus Ride

Marianne Dubuc

A young girl takes the bus to her grandmother's, makes a friend and stops a thief in a series of cleverly detailed double page spreads that show the inside of a bus.
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Mr. Postmouse's Rounds

Marianne Dubuc

Mr. Postmouse carefully loads up his wagon and sets off to make the day's mail deliveries to all the animals on his route.
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Oscar Lives Next Door

Bonnie Farmer

Oscar loved to play the trumpet. When a bout of childhood tuberculosis weakened his lungs, Oscar could no longer play his beloved instrument. He took up piano and the rest is history.

The Princess and the Pony

Kate Beaton

Princess Pinecone would like a real war horse for her birthday, instead she gets a pony--but sometimes cuteness can be a kind of weapon, especially in a fight.
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Some Things I've Lost

Cybèle Young

A wallet, a set of keys, a pair of glasses -- these are some of the household objects that disappear and are fantastically reconstituted.

This is Sadie

Sara O'Leary

The adventures a young girl gets up to in her imagination between her bedroom and the world of make believe.

Way Back Then

Neil Christopher

Before Kudlu's children can sleep, they want to hear about giants, animals disguised as humans, little people the size of lemmings, and all of the other wonderful things that existed way back then.

Wild Ideas

Elin Kelsey

Wild Ideas looks deep into the forests, skies and oceans to explore how animals solve problems.

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Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award

The Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award is awarded to an outstanding illustrator of a children’s book published in Canada.

Ages: 0-12 years