2015 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

Sidewalk Flowers

Jon Arno Lawson

This wordless book follows a child out walking with her dad who never notices her quietly brightening the world around them. Good for getting kids talking.
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Shortlists

A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories

John Martz

In Tim's world, a cat can paint on the ceiling and a happy pig couple can wait months for the bus. A duck and a mouse love to go flying, in a plane, of course.

Bug in a Vacuum

Mélanie Watt

A bug is sucked into the void of a vacuum bag, this one little bug moves through denial, bargaining, anger, despair and eventually acceptance -- the five stages of grief -- as it comes to terms with its fate.

The Good Little Book

Kyo Maclear

A boy pulls a book off a shelf and with great reluctance begins to read. Before long, this good little book becomes his loyal companion... until, one day, the book is lost.

*Jack, the King of Ashes

Andy Jones

(Ages: 9+) One day Jack shakes off the ashes and sets out on an adventure that includes sneaky robbers, a "famous missing princess with reward attached", and a whole lot more!

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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