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Press Release
Monday, March 3, 2008


Library Association/Association canadienne des bibliothèques Announces the 2008 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award Shortlist


The Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award is presented by the Canadian Association of Children’s Librarians, a section of the Canadian Association of Public Libraries (CAPL). This medal award was established in 1971 and is presented annually to the illustrator of an outstanding children’s book published during the previous calendar year.  To merit consideration the book must be suitable for children up to age 14 and have been published in Canada.  The winner of the award will be announced prior to the CLA/ACB National Conference & Tradeshow to be held May 21-24 in Vancouver, BC.  The award will be presented at the conference on May 22, 2008.

The shortlisted titles for the 2008 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award are:

Ben's Bunny Trouble, illustrated by Daniel Wakeman & Dirk van Stralen (Orca Book Publishers)

Birds of Prey: An introduction, illustrated by Robert Bateman with Nancy Kovacs (Scholastic/Madison Press)

Chester, illustrated and written by Mélanie Watt (Kids Can Press)

Grumpy bird, illustrated and written by Jeremy Tankard (Scholastic Press)
 
I am Raven, illustrated by Andy Everson, written by David Bouchard (MTW Publishers)

Lickety-Split, illustrated by Dušan Petričić, written by Robert Heidbreder (Kids Can Press)

Marja's skis, illustrated by Jirina Marton, written by Jean E. Pendziwol (Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press)

Mechanimals, illustrated and written by Chris Tougas (Orca Book Publishers)

My new shirt, illustrated by Dušan Petričić, written by Cary Fagan (Tundra Books)
 
Painted circus, illustrated and written by Wallace Edwards (Kids Can Press)
 
Pink, illustrated by Luc Melanson, written by Nan Gregory (Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press)

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the 2008 CLA Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award Committee.
    

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For more information contact:
Helen Moore, 604-737-7353, helenmooreamelia@hotmail.com


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