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In 1987 the Canada Council's Children's Literature Prizes were renamed The Governor General's Literary Awards. Up to four Children's Prize awards can be given each year, one each to an English language writer, a French language writer, an illustrator of an English language book, and an illustrator of a French language book. In 2007, in honour of the Canada Council’s 50th anniversary, the award prize was increased from $15,000 to $25,000. In addition, publishers of winning titles receive $3,000 for the promotion of the prize-winning book. Non-winning finalists each receive $1,000. The panel of judges is appointed by The Canada Council and prizes are presented each year along with the other Governor General's Literary Awards. All books for young people written or illustrated by a Canadian citizen in the previous year are eligible, whether published in Canada or abroad.

2009 Winners

Children’s Literature - Text
Caroline Pignat, Ottawa, Greener Grass: The Famine Years.
(Red Deer Press, a division of Fitzhenry & Whiteside; distributed by the publisher)

Caroline Pignat’s Greener Grass: The Famine Years follows the disintegration of the Byrne family during Ireland’s Great Famine of 1847, when landlords ruled without mercy, children could be taken away to prison, and thousands were left to starve. A timeless story of courage, family loyalty and the resilience of the human spirit.

Hervé Bouchard, Saguenay (Quebec), Harvey.
(Les Éditions de la Pastèque; distributed by Socadis)

Hervé Bouchard makes us feel the confusion and helplessness of a little boy faced with the death of his father. His surprising and extremely sensitive writing is deeply moving. Through a series of poetically powerful metaphors, he allows us the freedom to explore the multiple layers of his story.

Children’s Literature – Illustration
Jirina Marton, Colborne (Ontario), Bella’s Tree, text by Janet Russell.
(Groundwood Books / House of Anansi Press; distributed by HarperCollins Canada)

Jirina Marton’s illustrations invite the reader to a winter landscape full of textures and subtle, earthy colour palettes. The Van Gogh-like interior and its warm tones create a holiday season mood that evokes an emotional response. The illustrations are well crafted and capture the imagination and humanity of the everyday lives they portray.

Janice Nadeau, Montreal, Harvey, text by Hervé Bouchard.
(Les Éditions de la Pastèque; distributed by Socadis)

In illustrating a book that stands out for the originality of its language, Janice Nadeau has come up with wonderful ways of depicting the sadness of spring and the melancholy of loss. The subtle drawings dance with the text and give rhythm to the reading. Hervé Bouchard’s Quebec comes alive under the brush strokes of the illustrator.

2009 Finalists

English-language finalists

Children’s Literature — Text

Shelley Hrdlitschka, North Vancouver, Sister Wife.
(Orca Book Publishers; distributed by the publisher; ISBN 978-1-55143-927-3)

Shelley Hrdlitschka’s Sister Wife paints a realistic picture of life inside a polygamist community where women are exploited and power is absolute. The strong cast of characters and close attention to detail make this novel absorbing and riveting right down to its explosive conclusion.

Sharon Jennings, Toronto, Home Free.
(Second Story Press; distributed by University of Toronto Press; ISBN 978-1-897187-55-5)

Eleven-year-old Lee Mets goes about the complicated business of living with such verve and die-hard enthusiasm that one has no choice but to yell, “Bravo!” A cleverly-crafted story told from the heart, Sharon Jennings’s Home Free entertains and lifts the human spirit.

Caroline Pignat, Ottawa, Greener Grass: The Famine Years.
(Red Deer Press, a division of Fitzhenry & Whiteside; distributed by the publisher; ISBN 978-0-88995-402-1)

In Caroline Pignat’s heart-rending story of the Irish potato famine of 1847, a young girl must compromise the values of her Catholic upbringing in order for her family to survive. Told with devastating realism, Greener Grass will touch the hearts and minds of all ages.

Robin Stevenson, Victoria, A Thousand Shades of Blue.
(Orca Book Publishers; distributed by the publisher; ISBN 978-1-55143-921-1)

When Rachel is forced to go on a year-long trip to the Bahamas with her dysfunctional family, she finds out the true meaning of Sartre’s “Hell is other people.” Robin Stevenson’s A Thousand Shades of Blue is a humorous and heartfelt story of a family headed toward disaster.

Tim Wynne-Jones, Perth (Ontario), The Uninvited.
(Candlewick Press; distributed by Random House of Canada; ISBN 978-0-7636-3984-6)

Three strangers find themselves at the same abandoned house in the Ontario countryside and soon discover each is the inheritor of a decades-old secret. Together, they must come to terms with the tragic consequences in Tim Wynne-Jones’s complex and beautifully crafted novel, at once mystery and family drama.

Children’s Literature – Text committee: Tomson Highway (Noëlville, ON), Pamela Porter (North Saanich, BC), Alice Walsh (Lower Sackville, NS).

Children’s Literature — Illustration

Rachel Berman, Victoria, Bradley McGogg, the Very Fine Frog, text by Tim Beiser.
(Tundra Books; distributed by Random House of Canada; ISBN 978-0-88776-864-4)

Beautifully drawn and painted, this is a tale in which a frog’s quest for a meal leads him to discover that not everyone finds bugs and slugs the ideal feast. Rachel Berman brings to life Bradley McGogg, an expressive character children will fall in love with.

Irene Luxbacher, Toronto, The Imaginary Garden, text by Andrew Larsen.
(Kids Can Press; distributed by University of Toronto Press; ISBN 978-1-55453-279-7)

In The Imaginary Garden, Irene Luxbacher combines pen and ink line, paint and collage to tell the story of a young girl and her grandfather who, together, discover the power of art and imagination. Bright, bold and whimsical, these illustrations powerfully convey an important message.

Jirina Marton, Colborne (Ontario), Bella’s Tree, text by Janet Russell.
(Groundwood Books / House of Anansi Press; distributed by HarperCollins Canada; ISBN 978-0-88899-870-5)

As with text, illustrations should compel the reader to turn the page to see what happens next. Jirina Marton’s illustrations flow; they bring the reader along and add a warm mood to a cold winter’s day. A spirit captured within the pages of this book is set free by the reading.

Luc Melanson, Laval (Quebec), My Great Big Mamma,
text by Olivier Ka, translation by Helen Mixter.
(Groundwood Books / House of Anansi Press; distributed by HarperCollins Canada; ISBN 978-0-88899-942-9)

Luc Melanson’s larger-than-life illustrations fill each page with gusto, warmth and love, and convey the story’s heartwarming message of self-acceptance, as told from the view of a young boy. Whimsical, simple and clear, the illustrations create a mood of safety and depict a mother’s love for her son.

Ningeokuluk Teevee, Cape Dorset (Nunavut), Alego,
text by Ningeokuluk Teevee, translation by Nina Manning-Toonoo.
(Groundwood Books / House of Anansi Press; distributed by HarperCollins Canada; ISBN 978-0-88899-943-6)

Ningeokuluk Teevee’s pencil drawings express beautifully a manner of dress, food, land, air, cold, warmth, surprise and age. The storytelling is a heart speaking to a heart, capturing the spiritual relationship that a child has with the world she lives in. This gentle book will warm hearts.

Children’s Literature – Illustration committee: Kyrsten Brooker (Edmonton), Laura Jolicoeur-Simon (Dartmouth, NS), Leo Yerxa (Ottawa).

French-language finalists

Children’s Literature – Text

Jocelyn Boisvert, Hâvre-aux-Maisons (Quebec), Mort et déterré.
(Soulières éditeur; distributed by Diffusion du livre Mirabel; ISBN 978-2-89607-084-8)

Jocelyn Boisvert takes us inside the head of a zombie whose many captivating escapades give a whole new meaning to the expression “love you to death.” The author skilfully intertwines comedy and tragedy, leading us on an adventure in the afterlife filled with amusing and surprising situations.

Hervé Bouchard, Saguenay (Quebec), Harvey.
(Les Éditions de la Pastèque; distributed by Socadis; ISBN 978-2-922585-67-4)

In this extremely moving story, Hervé Bouchard creates a universe of innocence, poetry and depth. The nuanced settings, the characters and the delicately woven tale conjure a disquieting and fascinating atmosphere. The author takes the risk of surprising us, buoyed by beautifully-written and highly-personal language.

Pierre Chartray and Sylvie Rancourt, Longueuil (Quebec), Simon et le chasseur de dragons.
(Éditions du CHU Sainte-Justine; distributed by Diffusion Prologue; ISBN 978-2-89619-135-2)

Pierre Chartray and Sylvie Rancourt have penned a moving allegory in this sensitive approach to a very difficult subject: the death of a loved one. This simple, tender story draws us into the terrible battle against a fatal disease via the metaphor of a brave knight who must ward off evil dragons.

Michèle Laframboise, Toronto, La quête de Chaaas, tome 2 – Les vents de Tammerlan.
(Éditions Médiaspaul; distributed by Diffusion Prologue; ISBN 978-2-89420-772-7)

This captivating novel by Michèle Laframboise strays from the well-worn paths of science fiction. While conserving the essential elements of the genre, the author’s subtle, at times poetic, prose creates moving and colourful images and gives life to complex, lovable characters.

Matthieu Simard, Montreal, Pavel, épisode 1 – Plus vivant que toutes les pornstars réunies.
(Les éditions de la courte échelle; distributed by Diffusion du livre Mirabel; ISBN 978-2-89651-004-7)

In his inimitable style, blending irony, dark humour, powerful images and a keen sensitivity, Matthieu Simard expresses all the loneliness, sorrow and vulnerability of his teenage hero. His work is highly contemporary, dynamic and right on target.

Children’s Literature – Text committee: Charlotte Gingras (Morin-Heights, QC), Daniel Marchildon (Penetanguishene, ON), Jean-Michel Schembré (Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, QC).

Children’s Literature – Illustration

Philippe Béha, Montreal, Ulysse et Pénélope, text by Louise Portal.
(Éditions Hurtubise HMH; distributed by the publisher; ISBN 978-2-89647-118-8)

A deliciously joyful book. The luminous pictures in orange and blue convey the sun and the sea in this story inspired by Greek mythology. The illustrator succeeds in creating stylized characters in evocative, symbolic compositions.

Gérard DuBois, Saint-Lambert (Quebec), Henri au jardin d’enfants, text by Gérard DuBois.
(Éditions du Seuil; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia; ISBN 978-2-02-098231-3)

This book seems to invite us into a children’s playground; in reality, it carries us much farther, through the book itself and straight into the world of the imagination. Through the images, the illustrator reveals all the astonishing things that can happen with a kiss. An exceptional book in its research and design qualities.

Janice Nadeau, Montreal, Harvey, text by Hervé Bouchard.
(Les Éditions de la Pastèque; distributed by Socadis; ISBN 978-2-922585-67-4)

The theme of death, narrated and illustrated in the mind of a child. The tone of the illustrations matches the text so faithfully that it is hard to believe they were not the creation of a single mind. Almost three stories in one, with three treatments that make for a harmonious whole. The characters are richly drawn, and the humour, sadness and friendship are magnificently expressed.

Pierre Pratt, Montreal, L’étoile de Sarajevo, text by Jacques Pasquet.
(Dominique et compagnie, a division of Éditions Héritage; distributed by Messageries ADP, groupe Sogides; ISBN 978-2-89512-572-3)

The textured treatment and contrasts of the illustrations accurately portray the mood of young Amina as she tells her story. The illustrator has done a wonderful job of rendering the atmospheres of Sarajevo. The enormous, heavy masses of the bombed city evoke sorrow, while the luminous green park at the end of the book is a sign of hope.

Rogé (Roger Girard), Montreal, La vraie histoire de Léo Pointu, text by Rogé.
(Dominique et compagnie, a division of Éditions Héritage; distributed by Messageries ADP, groupe Sogides; ISBN 978-2-89512-660-7 (bound) / 978-2-89512-661-4 (paper))

This visual gem, full of fantasy and rich in colour, is a delight for the eyes. In luminous tones, the illustrator tells an amusing story where tradition is confronted with modern “progress.” Droll, original characters punctuate this story filled with quirky detail and original compositions.

 

2008 Winners

 

Children’s Literature - Text

John Ibbitson, Washington (D.C.), formerly of Ottawa and Toronto, The Landing.
(Kids Can Press)
A superbly crafted story, The Landing takes us to the Ontario Muskoka region of the 1930s. As an interpretation of a place and time and a young man’s coming-of-age, it never falters. It is a novel as timeless as the music and the adolescent imagination that lie at its centre.             

Will Ben ever escape the Landing? The hardscrabble farm on the shores of Lake Muskoka can't generate a living, so Ben's Uncle Henry sells goods and gas to cottagers from the dock known as Cooks Landing. It had never been much of a living and since the Depression hit, it's even less. Ben's thinking a lot these days, and it's making him miserable. He's thinking about how unfair it is that his uncle only cares about work. He's thinking about what he really wants to do: play the violin. These days, he's lucky to snatch the odd bit of practice between chores, playing to the chickens in the henhouse. A new job fixing up the grand old cottage on nearby Pine Island seems at first to be just one more thing to keep Ben away from his violin. After he meets the island's owner, Ben changes his mind. Ruth Chapman is a cultured and wealthy woman from New York who introduces Ben to an unfamiliar, liberating world. After Ben plays violin for Ruth and her admiring friends, it only makes him more desperate to flee. Then, during a stormy night on Lake Muskoka, everything changes.

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    Sylvie Desrosiers, Longueuil, Quebec, Les trois lieues.
(Les éditions de la courte échelle)
Sylvie Desrosiers has written a profoundly moving story about the difficult relationship between a father and son. The book takes us on an extraordinary adventure in the far North, a place where magic is closely connected to reality. A gentle reflection on courage, forgiveness, life, love and death.
 

Children’s Literature – Illustration

Stéphane Jorisch, Montreal, The Owl and the Pussycat, text by Edward Lear.
(Kids Can Press)
Light, poetic, playful, imaginative, bizarre and ingenious illustrations match the text superbly. Stéphane Jorisch’s art brings new colour and depth to this well-known poem. Sit down in an armchair with this book and let it transport you into its magical world.

Visions in Poetry is an innovative and award-winning series of classic poems re-interpreted for today's readers by outstanding contemporary artists in distinctively beautiful editions. The sixth Visions in Poetry book is The Owl and the Pussycat, a nonsense poem by Edward Lear, brilliantly illustrated by Stephane Jorisch. The artist's vision begins in a segregated world where different species never mix and everyone hides behind a mask. Against this backdrop an aristocratic owl from Owl Heights and a bohemian pussycat from the other side of the tracks find each other. They escape society's disapproval by sailing in their pea green boat to "the land where the bong-tree grows," a utopia of mismatched creatures living together, their masks doffed for good. Jorisch's playful and fantastic interpretation, inspired in part by Lear's own illustrations as well as the films of Fellini, the art of Miro and The Beatles' Yellow Submarine, is a celebration of love and an exhilarating journey that takes us beyond the quirky charm of this favourite poem.

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    Janice Nadeau, Montreal, Ma meilleure amie, text by Gilles Tibo.
(Québec Amérique)
Janice Nadeau uses a quiet, sober approach to illustrate the delicate subject of death. Her brushstroke evokes ashes and dust, and the restrained use of colour imbues Ma meilleure amie with an emotional charge that goes straight to the heart.

 

2008 Shortlist-21st October

Children's Literature - Text

Alma Fullerton, Midland (Ontario), Libertad.

John Ibbitson, Washington (D.C.), formerly of Ottawa and Toronto, The Landing.

Dianne Linden, Edmonton, Shimmerdogs.

Shenaaz Nanji, Calgary, Child of Dandelions.

Mariko Tamaki, Toronto, Skim.

Children's Literature - Illustration

Isabelle Arsenault, Montreal, My Letter to the World and Other Poems, text by Emily Dickinson.

Josee Bisaillon, Saint-Hubert (Quebec), The Emperor's Second Hand Clothes, text by Anne Millyard.

Matt James, Toronto, Yellow Moon, Apple Moon, text by Pamela Porter.

Stephane Jorisch, Montreal, The Owl and the Pussycat, text by Edward Lear.

Kim LaFave, Roberts Creek (British Columbia), Shin-chi's Canoe, text by Nicola I. Campbell.    

French Children's Literature - Text

Camille Bouchard, Saint-Marcel-de-l'Islet (Quebec), Trente-neuf.

Sylvie Desrosiers, Longueuil (Quebec), Les trois lieues.

Charlotte Gingras, Morin-Heights (Quebec), Ophelie.

Francois Gravel, Montreal, Sales crapauds.

Carole Tremblay, Montreal, Fred Poulet enquête sur une chaussette.

French Children's Literature - Illustration

Philippe Béha, Montreal, Les pays inventes, text by Henriette Major.

Stéphane Jorisch, Montreal, Un cadeau pour Sophie, text by Gilles Vigneault

Marie Lafrance, Montreal, Le sorcier amoureux, text by Mireille Levert.

Caroline Merola, Montreal, Quand le chat est parti, text by Caroline Merola.

Janice Nadeau, Montreal, Ma meilleure amie, text by Gilles Tibo.

    Govenor- Generals Children's Award for Text and for Illustration
2007 English - Illustration Duncan Weller The Boy from the Sun. Vancouver: Simply Read Books, 2006.
2007 English - Text Iain Lawrence Gemini Summer. New York: Delacorte Press, 2006.
2007 French - Illustration Geneviève Côté La petite rapporteuse de mots by Danielle Simard. Montreal: Les éditions Les 400 coups, 2007
2007 French - Text François Barcelo La fatigante et le fainéant. Illustrated by Anne Villeneuve. Saint-Lambert, QC: Soulières Éditeur, 2006.
2006 English - Illustration Leo Yerxa Ancient Thunder. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2006.
2006 English - Text William Gilkerson Pirate’s Passage. Boston: Trumpeter Books, 2006.
2006 French - Illustration Rogé Le gros monster qui aimait trop lire by Lili Chartrand. Saint-Lambert, QC: Dominique et compagnie, 2005.
2006 French - Text Dany Laferrière Je suis fou de Vava. Illustrated by Frédéric Normandin. Longueuil, QC: Les Éditions de la Bagnole, 2006.
2005 English - Illustration Ron Gonsalves Imagine a Day by Sarah L. Thomson. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2004.
2005 English - Text Pamela Porter The Crazy Man. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2005.
2005 French - Illustration Isabelle Arsenault Le cœur de monsieur Gauguin: un conte by Marie-Danielle Croteau. Montreal: Les éditions Les 400 coups, 2004.
2005 French - Text Camille Bouchard Le ricanement des hyenas. Montreal: Les Éditions de la Courte Échelle, 2004.
2004 English - Illustration Stéphane Jorisch Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2004.
2004 English - Text Kenneth Oppel Airborn. Toronto: HarperCollins Canada, 2004.
2004 French - Illustration Janice Nadeau Nul poisson où aller by Marie-Francine Hébert. Montreal: Les éditions Les 400 coups, 2003.
2004 French - Text Nicole Leroux L’Hiver de Léo Polatouche. Illustrated by Sophie Lewandowski. Montreal: Les Éditions du Boréal, 2003.
2003 English - Text Glen Huser Stitches. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2003.
2003 French - Illustration Virginie Egger Recette d’éléphant à la sauce vieux pneu by Carole Tremblay. Montreal: Les éditions Les 400 coups, 2002.
2003 French - Text Danielle Simard J’ai vendu ma soeur. Saint-Lambert, QC: Soulières Éditeur, 2002.
2002 English - Illustration Wallace Edwards Alphabeasts. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2002.
2002 English - Text Martha Brooks True Confessions of a Heartless Girl. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2002.
2002 French - Illustration Luc Melanson Le grand voyage de Monsieur by Gilles Tibo. Saint-Lambert, QC: Dominique et compagnie, 2002.
2002 French - Text Helene Vachon L’oiseau de passage. Saint-Lambert: Dominique et compagnie, 2002.
2002 English - Illustration Allen Sapp The Song Within My Heart by David Bouchard. Vancouver: Raincoast Books, 2002.
2001 English - Illustration Mireille Levert An Island in the Soup. Toronto: Groundwood Books/Douglas & McIntyre, 2001.
2001 English - Text Arthur Slade Dust. Toronto: HarperCollins Publishers, 2001.
2001 French - Illustration Bruce Roberts Fidèles éléphants by Yukio Tsuchiya, translated by Michèle Marineau. Montreal: Les éditions Les 400 coups, 2001.
2001 French - Text Christiane Duchesne Jomusch et le troll des cuisines. Saint-Lambert, QC: Dominique et compagnie, 2001.
2000 English - Illustration Marie-Louise Gay Yuck, a Love Story by Don Gillmor. Toronto: Stoddart Kids, 2000.
2000 English - Text Deborah Ellis Looking for X. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1999.
2000 French - Illustration Anne Villeneuve L’Écharpe rouge by Anne Villeneuve. Montreal: Les éditions Les 400 coups, 2000.
2000 French - Text Charlotte Gongras Une été de Jade. Montreal: Les Éditions de la Courte Échelle, 2000.
1999 English - Illustration Gary Clement The Great Poochini. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1999.
1999 English - Text Rachna Gilmore A Screaming Kind of Day. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1999.
1999 French - Illustration Stéphane Jorisch Charlotte et l'île du destin. Montreal: Les éditions Les 400 coups, 1999.
1999 French - Text Charlotte Gingras La Liberté? Connais pas... Montreal: Les Éditions de la Courte Échelle, 1999.
1998 English - Illustration Kady MacDonald Denton A Child's Treasury of Nursery Rhymes. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1998.
1998 English - Text Janet Lunn The Hollow Tree. Toronto: Knopf Canada, 1997.
1998 French - Illustration Pierre Pratt Monsieur Ilétaitunefois by Rémy Simard. Toronto: Annick Press, 1998.
1998 French - Text Angèle Delaunois Variations sure un même & laqnot'aime. St. Lambert, QC: Les Éditions Héritage, 1997.
1997 English - Illustration Barbara Reid The Party. Richmond Hill, ON: North Winds Press, 1997.
1997 English - Text Kit Pearson Awake and Dreaming. Toronto: Viking, 1996.
1997 French - Illustration Stéphane Poulin Poil de serpent, dent d'araignée by Danielle Marcotte. Montreal: Les éditions Les 400 coups, 1996.
1997 French - Text Michel Noël Pien. Waterloo, QC: Éditions Michel Quintin, 1997.
1996 English - Illustration Eric Beddows The Rooster’s Gift by Pam Conrad. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1996.
1996 English - Text Paul Yee Ghost Train. Illustrated by Harvey Chan. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1996.
1996 French - Text Gilles Tibo Le Secret de Madame Lumbago. Illustrated by Louise-Andrée Laliberté. Montreal: Les Éditions Québec Amérique, 1996.
1995 English - Illustration Ludmila Zeman The Last Quest of Gilgamesh. Montreal: Tundra Books, 1995.
1995 English - Text Tim Wynne-Jones The Maestro. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1995.
1995 French - Illustration Anouchka Gravel Galouchko Sho et les dragons d'eau. Toronto: Annick Press, 1995.
1995 French - Text Sonia Sarfati Comme une peau de chagrin. Montreal: Les Éditions de la Courte Échelle, 1995.
1994 English - Illustration Murray Kimber Josepha: A Prairie Boy's Story by Jim McGugan. Red Deer, AB: Red Deer College Press, 1994.
1994 English - Text Julie Johnston Adam and Eve and Pinch-Me. Toronto: Lester Publishing, 1994.
1994 French - Illustration Pierre Pratt Mon chien est un éléphant by Rémy Simard. Toronto: Annick Press, 1994.
1994 French - Text Suzanne Martel Une belle journée pour mourir. Saint-Laurent, QC: Les Éditions Fides, 1993.
1993 English - Illustration Mireille Levert Sleep Tight, Mrs. Ming by Sharon Jennings. Toronto: Annick Press, 1993.
1993 English - Text Tim Wynne-Jones Some of the Kinder Planets. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1993.
1993 French - Illustration Stéphane Jorisch Le Monde selon Jean de... by André Vandal. Montreal: Doutre et Vandal, Éditeurs, 1993.
1993 French - Text Michele Marineau La Route de Chlifa. Montreal: Les Éditions Québec-Amérique, 1993.
1992 English - Illustration Ron Lightburn Waiting for the Whales by Sheryl McFarlane. Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 1991.
1992 English - Text Julie Johnston Hero of Lesser Causes. Toronto: Lester Publishing, 1992.
1992 French - Illustration Gilles Tibo Simon et la ville de carton. Montreal: Tundra Books, 1992.
1992 French - Text Christiane Duchesne Victor. Montreal: Les Éditions Québec-Amérique, 1992.
1991 English - Illustration Joanne Fitzgerald Dr. Kiss Says Yes by Teddy Jam. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1991.
1991 English - Text Sarah Ellis Pick-Up Sticks. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1991.
1991 French - Illustration Sheldon Cohen Un champion by Roch Carrier. Montreal: Tundra Books, 1991
1991 French - Text Francois Gravel Deux heures et demie avant Jasmine. Montreal: Les Éditions du Boréal, 1991.
1990 English - Illustration Paul Morin The Orphan Boy by Tololwa Mollel. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1990.
1990 English - Text Michael Bedard Redwork. Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1990.
1990 French - Illustration Pierre Pratt Les fantaisies de l'oncle Henri by Benedicte Froissart. Toronto: Annick Press, 1990.
1990 French - Text Christiane Duchesne La vraie histoire du chien de Clara Vic. Montreal: Les Éditions Québec Amérique, 1990.
1989 English - Illustration Robin Muller The Magic Paintbrush. Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1989.
1989 English - Text Diana Wieler Bad Boy. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1989.
1989 French - Illustration Stéphane Poulin Benjamin et la saga des oreillers. Toronto: Annick Press, 1989
1989 French - Text Charles Monpetit Temps mort. Montreal: Éditions Paulines, 1989.
1988 English - Illustration Kim LaFave Amos's Sweater by Janet Lunn. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1988.
1988 English - Text Welwyn Wilton Katz The Third Magic. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1988.
1988 French - Illustration Philippe Béha Les Jeux de Pic-Mots. Boucherville, QC: Les Publications Graficor, 1988.
1988 French - Text Michele Marineau Cassiopee ou l'été. Montreal: Les Éditions Québec-Amérique, 1988.
1987 English - Illustration Marie-Louise Gay Rainy Day Magic. Toronto: Stoddart Publishing, 1987.
1987 French - Illustration Darcia Labrosse Venir au monde by Marie-Francine Hébert. Montreal: Les Éditions de la Courte Échelle, 1987.
1987 English - Text Morgan Nyberg Galahad Schwartz and the Cockroach Army. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1987.
1987 French - Text David Schinkel and Yves Beauchesne Le Don. Montreal: Le Cercle du Livre de France, 1987.

 

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