2017 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

When We Were Alone

David Robertson

When a young girl helps tend to her grandmother's garden, she begins to notice things that make her curious.

Shortlists

Short Stories for Little Monsters

Marie-Louise Gay

A series of humorous short stories that explore the things kids think about.

The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk

Jan Thornhill

(Ages: 7+) For hundreds of thousands of years Great Auks thrived in the icy seas of the North Atlantic. But by 1844, not a single one of these magnificent birds was alive.
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Town Is By The Sea

Joanne Schwartz

Throughout his day, a young boy thinks of his father who is working in the coal mine that is located underneath the ocean.

When the Moon Comes

Paul Harbridge

In this atmospheric story, a group of kids play hockey on a frozen lake by moonlight.

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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