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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Canadian Library Association announces 2011 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award shortlist

The Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award Committee of the Canadian Library Association / Association canadienne des bibliothèques has announced the shortlist for the 2011 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award. This award recognizes an illustrator of a noteworthy Canadian book, published in 2010, that appeals to children up to the age of 12 years. The award is generously sponsored by Library Services Centre. The winners will be announced prior to the Canadian Library Association National Conference and Trade Show. The award will be presented at the CLA National Conference and Trade Show in Halifax on May 26. The finalists, in alphabetical order by title, are:

* Book of Big Brothers / Illustrated by Luc Melanson (Groundwood Books)
* Counting On Snow / Illustrated by Maxwell Newhouse (Tundra Books)
* Fishing With Gubby / Illustrated by Kim La Fave (Harbour Publishing)
* The Good Garden / Illustrated by Sylvie Daigneault (Kids Can Press)
* I Know Here / Illustrated by Matt James (Groundwood Books)
* Owls See Clearly At Night: A Michif Alphabet / Illustrated by Julie Flett (Simply Read Books)
* Making the Moose Out of Life / Illustrated by Nicholas Oldhand (Kids Can Press)
* Roslyn Rutabaga and the Biggest Hole on Earth! / Illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay (Groundwood Books)
* Singing Away the Dark / Illustrated by Julie Morstad (Simply Read Books)
* Spork/ Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault ( Kids Can Press)

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