2012 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

Virginia Wolf

Kyo Maclear

Virginia is growling, howling and acting very strange. Vanessa tries to cheer her up, but nothing seems to work. Then Virginia tells Vanessa about an imaginary, perfect place called Bloomsberry.
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Shortlists

Big City Bees

Maggie de Vries

For city kids like Sophie and Matthew, growing pumpkins is a big thrill. But they're worried. They know they need bees to make their pumpkins grow, but will the bees find their garden? Are there even bees in the city?
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House Held Up by Trees

Ted Kooser

Built on a treeless yard by a family who cleared away all the sprouting trees on the property, a house is eventually abandoned and left to deteriorate on a lot that is gradually overrun by wild trees.

In the Bag

Monica Kulling

Margaret Knight loved to make things with wood and made the best kites and sleds in town. She devoted her life to inventing, and is best known for the clever, practical, paper bag.

Picture a Tree

Barbara Reid

Picture a tree, from every season, and from every angle. These wondrous beings give shade and shelter. They protect, and bring beauty to, any landscape. Now look again. Look closer.

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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