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2019 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



Shauntay Grant and Eva Campbell

A young girl visits the site of Africville, a historic Black community in Halifax, and imagines what the community was once like.

All formats.


The Funeral

Matt James

Norma attends her great-uncle's funeral in this sensitive story about life, death and how we remember those who have gone before us.


Marie-Louise Gay

After leaving his war-torn country with his family, Mustafa visits a park near his new home and finds beautiful flowers, ladybugs and a new friend.

Seb and the Sun

Jami Gigot

Seb's town is so far north that the sun does not shine in winter and the days are cold, dreary and dark as night. So Seb embarks on a mission to find the sun. Along with his friend Walrus, he makes a plan, collects supplies, and rows far out to sea. Will Seb be able to find the sun and bring its light and warmth back home?

They Say Blue

Jillian Tamaki

A girl contemplates colours, seasons and feelings as she observes the world around her.

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