2019 Governor General's Literary Award: Young People’s Literature – Illustrated Books

The Governor General's Literary Award: Young People’s Literature – Illustrated Books is awarded annually to an author and an illustrator for a children's book written in English.

Ages: 0-17 years

Winners

Small in the City

Sydney Smith

On a snowy day in a big city, a little boy hops off a streetcar and walks through downtown, between office buildings, through parks and down busy streets.

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Shortlists

Albert's Quiet Quest

Arsenault, Isabelle

Albert wants a quiet place to read, but his friends just want to play! Can they figure out how to have fun together?

Birdsong

Julie Flett

When a young girl moves from the country to a small town, she feels lonely and out of place. But soon she meets an elderly neighbour who shares her love of arts and crafts.

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How to Give Your Cat a Bath

Winstanley, Nicola

Step one: fill the bath. Step two: put the cat in the bath. Step three: put shampoo on the cat. Seems simple, right?

King Mouse

Cary Fagan

A mouse comes upon a tiny crown in the grass. He puts the crown on his head, and when a bear asks if he's king, the mouse responds "Yes."

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Governor General's Literary Award: Young People’s Literature – Illustrated Books

The Governor General's Literary Award: Young People’s Literature – Illustrated Books is awarded annually to an author and an illustrator for a children's book written in English.

Ages: 0-17 years