2014 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

The Dark

Lemony Snicket

The universal theme of fear of "The Dark" is treated,with respect, sympathy and wit, as Laszlo comes to understand that the dark is benign, and sometimes even friendly.
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Shortlists

*Jane, the Fox and Me

Fanny Britt

(Ages: 12+) Hélène has been inexplicably ostracized. When Hélène is humiliated on a class trip in front of her entire grade, she needs more than a Jane Eyre to allow her to see herself as a person deserving of laughter and friendship.

*The Legend of Lightning & Thunder

Paula Ikuutaq Rumbolt

(Ages: 6+) A traditional legend that has been told in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut for centuries, two siblings resort to stealing from their fellow villagers, and inadvertently introduce lightning and thunder into the world.

Little You

Richard Van Camp

Celebrating the joy babies bring into the world.
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A Long Way Away

Frank Viva

A picture book that can be read front-to-back or back-to-front. Start from one end and journey from outer space down to the sea; start from the other end and journey from deep in the sea out to a distant planet

Loula is Leaving for Africa

Anne Villeneuve

Loula, feeling neglected decides she is leaving for "Africa". Her sympathetic friend Gilbert, (the family chauffeur) sees that she makes her "journey" there and back in comfort and safety.
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The Man with the Violin

Kathy Stinson

The beautiful music being played in the subway is illustrated in full colour through the eyes of a listening child, while the rest of the colourless world bustles by in shades of gray.

*Northwest Passage

Stan Rogers

(Ages: 9+) For hundreds of years explorers attempted to find the Northwest Passage -- a route through the islands of Canada’s north to the Pacific Ocean and Asia.

Once Upon a Northern Night

Jean Pendziwol

As a child sleeps, the creatures of the wild northern night scamper and play under the northern lights.
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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