2020 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award

Established in 2006, the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award honours excellence in the illustrated picture book format.

Check out the 2021 nominees here.

Winners

Small in the City

Sydney Smith

On a snowy day in a big city, a little boy hops off a streetcar and walks through downtown, between office buildings, through parks and down busy streets.

All formats.

Shortlist

Birdsong

Julie Flett

When a young girl moves from the country to a small town, she feels lonely and out of place. But soon she meets an elderly neighbour who shares her love of arts and crafts.

All formats.

King Mouse

Cary Fagan

A mouse comes upon a tiny crown in the grass. He puts the crown on his head, and when a bear asks if he's king, the mouse responds "Yes."

My Winter City

James Gladstone

Father, son and pooch enjoy the fresh-falling snow, the delicious smell of hot chocolate and the excitement of tobogganing and making snow angels together.

All formats.

The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota's Garden

Heather Smith and Rachel Wada

Everyone lost someone the day the big wave came. Some time after that tragic day, Makio's neighbour builds a phone booth on a hill overlooking the ocean.

All formats.

Small in the City

Sydney Smith

On a snowy day in a big city, a little boy hops off a streetcar and walks through downtown, between office buildings, through parks and down busy streets.

All formats.

When I Found Grandma

Saumiya Balasubramaniam and Qin Leng

When Grandma arrives for a visit, she isn't what Maya expected. But the special bond between grandparent and grandchild soon develops as they learn more about each other and grow closer.

All formats.

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