2017 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

The Snow Knows

Jennifer McGrath

In this deceptively simple children's picture book, a pair of award-winning storytellers share the joys of winter.

Also Available in eBook

Shortlists

The Artist and Me

Shane Peacock

The fictional confession of one of van Gogh's bullies -- a young boy who adopted the popular attitude of adults around him. It's not until the boy faces his victim alone that he realizes there is more than one way to see the world.

The Darkest Dark

Chris Hadfield

When Chris watches the groundbreaking moon landing on TV, he realizes that space is the darkest dark there is--and the dark is beautiful and exciting, especially when you have big dreams to keep you company.

I Am Not A Number

Jenny Kay Dupuis

When eight-year-old Irene is removed from her First Nations family to live in a residential school she is confused, frightened, and terribly homesick. She tries to remember who she is and where she came from despite the efforts of the nuns to force her to do otherwise.

We Found a Hat

Jon Klassen

Two turtles find a hat. It looks good on both of them! Since there’s just one, it would be best to forget about it – assuming they can.
Also Available in French

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