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2014 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award Shortlist

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The Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award Jury of the Canadian Library Association / Association canadienne des bibliothèques, is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2014 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award. This award is generously sponsored by Library Services Centre. This award recognizes an illustrator of a noteworthy Canadian book, published in 2013, that appeals to children up to the age of 12 years.
Jane, the Fox and Me

Jane, the Fox and Me

edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

A graphic novel about bullying, body image and the transformative power of fiction.

Hélène has been inexplicably ostracized by the girls who were once her friends. Her school life is full of whispers and lies — Hélène weighs 216; she smells like BO. Her loving mother is too tired to be any help. Fortunately, Hélène has one consolation, Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre.  Hélène identifies strongly with Jane’s tribulations, and when she is lost in the pages of this wonderful book, she is …

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Little You

Little You

by Richard Van Camp
illustrated by Julie Flett
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

Richard Van Camp, internationally renowned storyteller and bestselling author of the hugely successful Welcome Song for Baby: A Lullaby for Newborns, has partnered with award-winning illustrator Julie Flett to create a tender board book for babies and toddlers that celebrates the potential of every child. With its delightful contemporary illustrations, Little You is perfect to be shared, read or sung to all the little people in your life—and the new little ones on the way!

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Excerpt

Little you
little wonder

Little wish
gentle thunder

You are mighty
you are small

You are ours
after all

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Loula Is Leaving for Africa

Loula Is Leaving for Africa

illustrated by Anne Villeneuve
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

Loula has had ENOUGH of her TERRIBLE triplet brothers. She's leaving home and going to Africa! Though her quirky parents are too distracted to pay much attention to her plans, Loula has a good friend in the family chauffeur, Gilbert, who gently inquires, “Mademoiselle, may I ask, why Africa?” “Because!” Loula explains. “Africa is far away, very far away, the farthest away I can get from my MEAN, HORRIBLE, STINKY brothers. Plus they are scared of snakes. And if they come, piranhas will …

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Northwest Passage

Northwest Passage

by Stan Rogers
illustrated by Matt James
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Illustration

Award-winning artist Matt James takes the iconic song "Northwest Passage" by legendary Canadian songwriter and singer Stan Rogers and tells the dramatic story of the search for the elusive route through the Arctic Ocean to the Pacific, which for hundreds of years and once again today, nations, explorers and commercial interests have dreamt of conquering, often with tragic consequences.

For hundreds of years explorers attem …

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Once Upon a Northern Night

Once Upon a Northern Night

edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover

In this exquisite lullaby, the beauty and wonder of a northern winter night unfold, with images of a soft snowfall, the wild animals that appear in the garden, the twinkling stars, the gentle rhythm of the northern lights and the etchings of frost on the window pane.

As the young child sleeps, wrapped in a downy blanket, a snowflake falls, and then another and another. The poem describes the forest of snow-covered pines, where a deer and fawn nibble a frozen apple, and a great gray owl swoops do …

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The Dark

The Dark

by Lemony Snicket
illustrated by Jon Klassen
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
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A Globe & Mail 100 Selection

Two bestselling talents shed new light on an age-old fear

Lazlo is afraid of the dark. It hides in closets and sometimes sits behind the shower curtain, but mostly it lives in the basement. One night, when Lazlo’s nightlight burns out, the dark comes to visit him in his room. “Lazlo,” the Dark says. “I want to show you something.” And so Lazlo descends the basement stairs to face his fears and discover a few comforting facts about the mysterious presence with …

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The Legend of Lightning and Thunder

The Legend of Lightning and Thunder

edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback

Shortlisted for the 2014 CLA Book of the Year for Children Award

In The Legend of Thunder and Lightning, a traditional legend that has been told in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut for centuries, two siblings resort to stealing from their fellow villagers.
In this tale of guilt and consequence, the actions of the two children lead them to flee punishment by escaping to the sky as thunder and lightning.
This beautifully illustrated traditional legend weaves together elements of an origin story and a …

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The Man with the Violin

The Man with the Violin

by Kathy Stinson
illustrated by Dusan Petricic
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
tagged : music

Who is playing that beautiful music in the subway? And why is nobody listening?

This gorgeous picture book is based on the true story of Joshua Bell, the renowned American violinist who famously took his instrument down into the Washington D.C. subway for a free concert. More than a thousand commuters rushed by him, but only seven stopped to listen for more than a minute. In The Man with the Violin, bestselling author Kathy Stinson has woven a heart-warming story that reminds us all to stop and a …

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