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.
Check out the 2021 nominees here.
Eric Fan, Devin Fan and Terry Fan
Barnabus is a part mouse, part elephant creature trapped in an underground lab. He teams up with other Failed Projects like Mushroom Sloth and Bumble Bear to hatch a daring escape plan.
Naseem Hrab and Frank Viva
Naseem Hrab writes a poignant yet hopeful story, strikingly illustrated in Frank Viva's signature style, about what happens when parents separate, and the new reality of having two homes.
Jordan Scott and Sydney Smith
When a boy who stutters feels isolated, alone, and incapable of communicating in the way he'd like, it takes a kindly father and a walk by the river to help him find his voice.
Every Wednesday, a group of neighbours come together to cook for their community.
Rebecca Thomas and Maya McKibbin
Though her father reassures her that Mi'kmaq is who she is from her eyes to her toes, Swift Fox doesn't understand what that means. Then she meets her cousin Sully and realizes that she's not the only one who feels like they don't belong.
Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award
Charlotte Zolotow Award
Coretta Scott King Book Award – Illustrator
First Nation Communities READ: PMC Indigenous Literature Award - Children's
Forest of Reading – The Blue Spruce Award
Governor General's Literary Award: Young People’s Literature – Illustrated Books
Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award
Toronto Public Library - First and Best