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For Immediate Release

Canadian Library Association Announces 2010 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award Shortlist

(Ottawa, March 2, 2010) 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 2010 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award.

This award recognizes an illustrator of a noteworthy Canadian book, published in 2009, that appeals to children up to the age of 12 years.

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.  The award will be presented at the CLA National Conference and Trade Show at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton on June 3, 2010.

The finalists for the 2010 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award, in alphabetical order by title, are:

  • Have I Got a Book for You! / Illustrated by Mélanie Watt  (Kids Can Press)
  • The Imaginary Garden / Illustrated by Irene Luxbacher  (Kids Can Press)
  • It’s a Snap!  George Eastman’s First Photograph / Illustrated by Bill Slavin (Tundra Books)
  • Me and You / Illustrated by Geneviève Côté  (Kids Can Press)
  • Perfect Snow / Illustrated by Barbara Reid  (North Winds Press / Scholastic Canada)
  • Pierre Le Poof! / Illustrated by Andrea Beck  (Orca Book Publishers)
  • Timmerman Was Here / Illustrated by Nicolas Debon  (Tundra Books)
  • Vanishing Habitats / Illustrated by Robert Bateman  (Scholastic Canada)
  • When Stella Was Very, Very Small / Illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay  (Groundwood Books / House of Anansi Press)
  • You’re Mean, Lily Jean / Illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton  (North Winds Press / Scholastic Canada)

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the 2009-2010 CLA Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award Committee:

Elizabeth Thornley, Librarian, Ottawa Public Library, Chair
Delilah Deane Cummings, Coordinator, Community Outreach & Program Services, London Public Library
Linda Mireau, Librarian, Kelowna Public Library
Joy Huebert, Librarian, Esquimalt Public Library
Lisa Weaver, Unit Coordinator, Technical Services, Toronto District School Board

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. 


For more information contact:  Elizabeth Thornley     613-580-2424 (x32305)                             

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