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For Immediate Release

Canadian Library Association Announces 2011 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award Shortlist

(Ottawa,  March 1, 2011) The Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award Committee of the Canadian Library Association / Association canadienne des bibliothèques is pleased to announce 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 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award is generously sponsored by Library Services Centre.

The winners of the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award and Honour Books 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 for the 2011 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award, 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)

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the 2010-2011 CLA Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award Committee:

Delilah Deane Cummings, Coordinator, Community Outreach & Program Services, London Public Library, Chair
Joy Huebert, Librarian, Esquimalt Public Library

Lynn Thorimbert, Librarian/Consultant Services, Marigold Library System 

Stirling Prentice, Librarian, Kanata, Ontario

Diana Gauthier, Secretary-Treasurer, Canadian Association for School Libraries (CASL), Ottawa


The Canadian Library Association / Association canadienne des bibliothèques is Canada’s largest national and broad-based library association, representing the interests of public, academic, school and special libraries, professional librarians and library workers, and all those concerned about enhancing the quality of life of Canadians through information and literacy. 

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For more information contact:  Delilah Deane Cummings, 519 661 5100 x 7422


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