2014 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

How To

Julie Morstad

Explore whimsical ways of doing a host of different tasks, including 'how to wonder', 'how to see the breeze' and 'how to be brave'.

Shortlists

Fox and Squirrel

Ruth Ohi

When Fox and Squirrel get together, Squirrel can only see their differences. But as they carry on - and Fox points out that their differences are good, they both see that they have many more important things in common too.

The Man with the Violin

Kathy Stinson

The beautiful music being played in the subway is illustrated in full colour through the eyes of a listening child, while the rest of the colourless world bustles by in shades of gray.

*My Name Is Blessing

Eric Walters

(Ages: 9+) Baraka is a young Kenyan boy with a physical disability. A difficult choice must be made and they set off on a journey to see if there is a place at the orphanage for Baraka.

Where Do You Look?

Marthe Jocelyn

"Where do you look for a letter? In the mailbox ? Or on the page?" A light-hearted look at homonyms.

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