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Sydney Smith, Marion Arbona make IBBY Canada’s Cleaver Award shortlist

Logo_IBBY_Canada-1-square-1IBBY Canada has announced the shortlist for the 2015 Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award.

The annual award honours a Canadian illustrator for outstanding artistic talent in a book published (in English or French) the previous year. The winner of the $1,000 prize will be announced at IBBY Canada’s AGM on Feb. 27.

The nominees are:

The Good Little Book illustrated by Marion Arbona; text by Kyo Maclear (Tundra Books)

Orca Chief illustrated by Roy Henry Vickers; text by Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd (Harbour Publishing)

See You Next Year illustrated by Todd Stewart; text by Andrew Larsen (Owlkids Books)

Sidewalk Flowers illustrated by Sydney Smith; text by JonArno Lawson (Groundwood Books)

Stanley at School illustrated by Bill Slavin; text by Linda Bailey (Kids Can Press)

That Squeak illustrated by François Thisdale; text by Carolyn Beck (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)

L’arbragan by Jacques Goldstyn (Éditions de la Pastèque)

Aux toilettes illustrated by Pierre Pratt; text by André Marois (Éditions Druide)
Poésies pour la vie illustrated by Manon Gauthier; text by Gilles Tibo (Éditions de l’Isatis)