IBBY 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)