2020 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.

Check out the 2021 nominees here.

Winners

The Barnabus Project

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.

All formats.

Shortlist

Weekend Dad

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.

All formats.

I Talk Like A River

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.

All formats.

Our Little Kitchen

Jillian Tamaki

Every Wednesday, a group of neighbours come together to cook for their community.

All formats.

Swift Fox All Along

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.

All formats.

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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.

Check out the 2021 nominees here.

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