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2015 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award Shortlist

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tagged: Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award
(Ottawa, March 5, 2015) - The Canadian Library Association / Association canadienne des bibliothèques is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2015 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award. This award is generously sponsored by Library Services Centre and recognizes an illustrator of a noteworthy Canadian book, published in 2014, that appeals to children up to the age of 12 years.

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Gustave

by Remy Simard, illustrated by Pierre Pratt, translated by Shelley Tanaka
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: friendship, mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, etc., emotions & feelings

A little mouse and his friend, Gustave, go out to play one afternoon in this darkly comic story about the sadness of losing a friend and the joy of making a new one.

The mouse’s mother has always warned the young friends not to stray too far from home. There is a cat, she says, and it is dangerous to go far away.

But danger doesn’t stop this curi …

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Bob's Hungry Ghost

by Geneviève Côté
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: horror & ghost stories, pets, humorous stories

Bob wants a dog for his birthday, but instead he gets a ghost ... and its name is Fluffy. Unfortunately, Fluffy doesn't fetch, sit or go for walks. But he does eat everything, and soon all of Bob's things and even Bob himself end up in Fluffy's belly. Will Bob find a way to tame his unruly and very hungry ghost? Will Fluffy realize that eating Bob …

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Pirates of the Silver Coast

illustrated by Scott Chantler
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: pirates, boys & men

In this fifth book in the Three Thieves series of graphic novels, Dessa convinces the smuggler Quinn to transport her, Topper and Fisk to the mysterious Island of Astaroth. Dessa is convinced her twin brother, Jared, who was abducted years earlier by the Queen's chamberlain, is being held on the island. However, soon after setting sail, they are ov …

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Any Questions?

by Marie-Louise Gay
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: books & libraries, imagination & play, art & architecture

Many children want to know where stories come from and how a book is made. Marie-Louise Gay’s new picture book provides them with some delightfully inspiring answers in a fictional encounter between an author and some very curious children, who collaborate on writing and illustrating a story.

Marie-Louise has scribbled, sketched, scrawled, doodled …

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Nancy Knows

by Cybèle Young
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p to 17
tagged: elephants, size & shape

Nancy knows she's forgotten something. Something important. When she tries to remember, she thinks of all kinds of other things instead. She remembers things she knows and things she doesn't quite know. She remembers things one way, then another. Sometimes she remembers with her ears or her stomach or even her heart. But Nancy knows she's still for …

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If

A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers

by David J. Smith, illustrated by Steve Adams
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
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“Some things are so huge or so old that it's hard to wrap your mind around them. But what if we took these big, hard-to-imagine objects and events and compared them to things we can see, feel and touch? Instantly, we'd see our world in a whole new way.” So begins this endlessly intriguing guide to better understanding all those really big ideas …

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Dolphin SOS

by Roy Miki & Slavia Miki, illustrated by Julie Flett
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: marine life

Based on true events, Dolphin SOS recounts the story of three dolphins trapped in an ice-covered cove on the coast of Newfoundland. After the government fails to provide assistance, some young boys take matters into their own hands in order to save the distressed dolphins.

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Julia, Child

by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Julie Morstad
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: cooking & food, friendship

Julia and Simca are two young friends who agree that you can never use too much butter -- and that it is best to be a child forever. Sharing a love of cooking and having no wish to turn into big, busy people who worry too much and dawdle too little, they decide to create a feast for growing and staying young. A playful, scrumptious celebration of t …