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Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award for Illustration



The Baabaasheep Quartet written and illustrated by Leslie Elizabeth Watts (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)

Honour Books

Mixed Beasts written by Kenyon CoxIllustrated by Wallace Edwards (Kids Can Press)

The Mona Lisa Caper Laura Fernandez and Rick Jacobson (Tundra Books)


Robert Bateman, Backyard Birds: An Introduction (Scholastic Canada)
Kenyon Cox (author), Edwards, Wallace (illustrator), Mixed Beasts, or, A Miscellany of Rare and Fantastic Creatures (Kids Can Press)
Rick Jacobson (author), Laura Fernandez & Rick Jacobson (illustrators), The Mona Lisa Caper (Tundra Books)
Sharon Jennings (author), Melanie Watt (illustrator), Bear Cub and Mama (Kids Can Press)
Karen Kain (author), Rajka Kupesic (paintings by), The Nutcracker (based on the National Ballet of Canada's production by James Kudelka) (Tundra Books)
Evan Solomon (author), Bill Slavin (illustrator), Bigbeard’s Hook (Viking)
Teresa Toten (author), Deirdre Betteridge (illustrator), Bright Red Kisses (Annick Press)
Maxine Trottier (author), David Craig (illustrator), The Long White Scarf (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
Leslie Elizabeth Watts, The Baabaasheep Quartet (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)



Monkey Business written and illustrated by Wallace Edwards (Kids Can Press )

Honour Books

Peg and the Yeti written by Kenneth Oppel and illustrated by Barbara Reid (HarperCollins)
Stella, Princess of the Sky written and illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay (Groundwood Books)

Other Nominees

Dawn Watch, Jean Pendziwol
Drumheller Dinosaur Dance Robert Heidbreder
Goodbye to Griffith Street Marilynn Reynolds
Picasso: Soul on Fire, Rick Jacobson
Sidewalk Rescue, Hazel Hutchins



Stanley's Party by Linda Bailey. Bill Slavin (illustrator) (Kids Can Press)

Honour Books

The Subway Mouse by Barbara Reid (illustrator) (Scholastic)
Suki's Kimono by Chieri Uegaki Stéphane Jorisch (illustrator) (Kids Can Press)

Other Nominees

Hidden Buffalo by Rudy Wiebe. Michael Lonechild (illustrator) (Red Deer Press )
Lighthouse by Robert Munsch. Janet Wilson (illustrator) (Scholastic)
Ode to Newfoundland Geoff Butler (illustrator) (Tundra)
The Paint Box by Maxine Trottier Stella East (illustrator) (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
Pippin the Christmas Pig by Jean Little Werner Zimmermann (illustrator)(Scholastic)
You Can't Rush a Cat by Karleen Bradford. Leslie Elizabeth Watts (illustrator) (Orca)
This is the Dog by Sheryl McFarlane. Chrissie Wysotski (illustrator) (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)




The Art Room by Susan Vande Griek, illustrated by Pascal Milelli. Groundwood Books

Honour Books

Camping by Nancy Hundal illustrated by Brian Deines Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Salmon Creek by Annette LeBoxIllustrated by Karen Reczuch Groundwood Books



Where I Live Written and illustrated by Francis Wolfe (Tundra Books)

Other Nominees:

Buddha in the Garden by David Bouchard. Illustrated by Zhong-Yang Huang (Raincoast)
No Two Snowflakes by Sheree Fitch. Illustrated by Janet Wilson (Orca Books)
Priscilla and Rosy by Sharon Jennings Illustrated by Linda Hendry (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
Sinbad in the land of the Giants Retold and illustrated by Ludmila Zeman (Tundra Books)
Singing the Dark by Gail Sproule Illustration by Sheena Lott (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
Waiting for the Sun by Alison Lohans Illustrated by Marilyn Mets & Peter Ledwon (Red Deer Press)
What the Animals Were Waiting For by Jonathan London Illustrated by Paul Morin (Scholastic)
When We Go Camping by Margriet Ruurs Illustrated by Andrew Kiss (Tundra Books)
Wild Bog Tea by Annette LeBox Illustrated by Harvey Chan (Groundwood)


Zhong-Yang Huang. The Dragon New Year written by David Bouchard. Raincoast Books

Editor: Victoria Pennell