Established in 2006, the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award honours excellence in the illustrated picture book format.
Check out the 2021 nominees here.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award
Charlotte Zolotow Award
Coretta Scott King Book Award – Illustrator
First Nation Communities READ: PMC Indigenous Literature Award - Children's
Forest of Reading – The Blue Spruce Award
Governor General's Literary Award: Young People’s Literature – Illustrated Books
Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award
Toronto Public Library - First and Best