2018 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award

Established in 1996, the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award honours excellence in the illustrated picture book format.

Ages: 3-8 years

Winners

When the Moon Comes

Paul Harbridge

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

Shortlists

Little Blue Chair

Cary Fagan

Boo's favorite chair is little and blue. He sits in it, reads in it and makes a tent around it...until the day he grows too big for it.

My Beautiful Birds

Suzanne Del Rizzo

Behind Sami, the Syrian skyline is full of smoke. The boy follows his family and all his neighbours in a long line, as they trudge through the sands and hills to escape the bombs that have destroyed their homes.

Sam & Eva

Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Sam does not want Eva to add to his drawing, but when the scene comes to life and gets out of control, she helps him escape.
Also Available in eBook

Stolen Words

Melanie Florence

A look at the intergenerational impact of Canada's residential school system that separated Indigenous children from their families and the beautiful, healing relationship between a little girl and her grandfather.

You Hold Me Up

Monique Gray Smith

This vibrant picture book, beautifully illustrated by celebrated artist Danielle Daniel, encourages children to show love and support for each other and to consider each other's well-being in their everyday actions.
Also Available in eBook

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