The winners of the Ambelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award and the Libris Awards have been announced!
The Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award was established in 1971 and is presented annually to the illustrator of an outstanding children's book published during the previous calendar year. This year's award went to My Name is Elizabeth, illustrated by and written by . Honour books are Small Saul (Kids Can Press), illustrated and written by , and Migrant (Groundwood Press), illustrated by and written by .
The Libris Awards recognize the best in the Canadian book industry. Nominated and voted on by members of the Canadian Booksellers Association, the Libris Awards single out the best in 12 categories including best children's book and young readers' book of the year. This year's award for the Children's Book category went to Picture a Tree, written and illustrated by ; the award for the Young Readers' Book of the Year went to This Dark Endeavour by . See here for a full list of the winners (opens as a pdf).
Congratulations to the authors and illustrators recognized by these awards! We at McNally Robinson can assure you that these books are all rather fantastic.
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