Governor-General's Awards for Children's Literature

The Children's Literature Web Guide

Canada Council

Established 1975. Until 1987, the awards were called the Canada Council Children's Literature Prizes. Awards are presented to the best books by Canadian citizens, whether published in Canada or elsewhere. Recipients are selected by two separate juries, one for English-language books, and one for French-language books. Initially, awards were presented for best writing. Awards for illustration were added in 1977/78.


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English-Language Awards

1998

*Text - Janet Lunn,The Hollow Tree (Alfred A. Knopf Canada)

*Illustration - Kady MacDonald Denton, A Child's Treasury of Nursery Rhymes (Kids Can Press)

* 1998 Nominees

1997

*Text - Kit Pearson, Awake and Dreaming

*Illustration - Barbara Reid, The Party

*1997 Nominees

1996

*Text - Paul Yee, Ghost Train

*Illustration - Eric Beddows, The Rooster's Gift (Text: Pam Conrad)

*1996 Nominees

1995

*Text - Tim Wynne-Jones, The Maestro

*Illustration - Ludmila Zeman. The Last Quest of Gilgamesh

*1995 Nominees

1994

*Text - Julie Johnston, Adam and Eve and Pinch-Me

*Illustration - Murray Kimber, Josepha: A Prairie Boy's Story (Text: Jim McGugan)

1993

*Text - Tim Wynne-Jones, Some of the Kinder Planets

*Illustration - Mireille Levert, Sleep Tight, Mrs. Ming (Text: Sharon Jennings)

1992

*Text - Julie Johnston, Hero of Lesser Causes

*Illustration - Ron Lightburn, Waiting for the Whales (Text: Sheryl McFarlane)

1991

*Text - Sarah Ellis, Pick-Up Sticks

*Illustration - Joanne Fitzgerald, Doctor Kiss Says Yes (Text: Teddy Jam)

1990

*Text - Michael Bedard, Redwork

*Illustration - Paul Morin, The Orphan Boy (Text: Tololwa M. Mollel)

1989

*Text - Diana Wieler, Bad Boy

*Illustration - Robin Muller, The Magic Paintbrush

1988

*Text - Welwyn Wilton Katz, The Third Magic

*Illustration - Kim LaFave, Amos's Sweater (Text: Janet Lunn)

1987

*Text - Morgan Nyberg, Galahad Schwartz and the Cockroach Army

*Illustration - Marie-Louise Gay, Rainy Day Magic


Canada Council Children's Literature Prize

1986

*Text - Janet Lunn, Shadow in Hawthorn Bay

*Illustration - Barbara Reid, Have You Seen Birds? (Text: Joanne Oppenheim)

1985

*Text - Cora Taylor, Julie

*Illustration - Terry Gallagher, Murdo's Story (Text: Murdo Scribe)

1984

*Text - Jan Hudson, Sweetgrass

*Illustration - Marie-Louise Gay, Lizzy's Lion (Text: Dennis Lee)

1983

*Text - sean o huigin, The Ghose Horse of the Mounties

*Illustration - Laszlo Gal, The Little Mermaid (Text: Margaret Crawford Maloney)

1982

*Text - Monica Hughes, Hunter in the Dark

*Illustration - Vlasta Van Kampen, ABC/123: the Canadian Alphabet and Counting Book

1981

*Text - Monica Hughes, The Guardian of Isis

*Illustration - Heather Woodall, Ytek and the Arctic Orchid: an Inuit Legend (Text: Garnet Hewitt)

1980

*Text - Christie Harris, The Trouble with Princesses

*Illustration - Elizabeth Cleaver, Petrouchka

1979

*Text - Barbara Smucker, Days of Terror

*Illustration - Laszlo Gal, The Twelve Dancing Princesses (Text: Janet Lunn)

1978

*Text - Kevin Major, Hold Fast

*Illustration - Ann Blades, A Salmon for Simon (Text: Betty Waterton)

1977

*Text - Jean Little, Listen for the Singing

1976

*Text - Myra Paperny, The Wooden People

1975

*Text - Bill Freeman, Shantymen of Cache Lake


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French-Language Awards

1998

*Text - Angèle Delaunois, Variations sur un même «t'aime» (Éditions Héritage)

*Illustration - Pierre Pratt, Monsieur Ilétaitunefois, text by Rémy Simard (Annick Press)

*1998 Nominees

1997

*Text - Michel Noël, Pien

*Illustration - Stéphane Poulin, Poil de serpent, dent d'araignée (Text: Danielle Marcotte)

*1997 Nominees

1996

*Text - Gilles Tibo, Noémie - Le Secret de Madame Lumbago

*Illustration - No Award

*1996 Nominees

1995

*Text - Sonia Sarfati, Comme une peau de chagrin

*Illustration - Annouchka Gravel Galouchko, Sho et les dragons d'eau

*1995 Nominees

1994

*Text - Suzanne Martel, Une belle journée pour mourir

*Illustration - Pierre Pratt, Mon chien est un éléphant

1993

*Text - Michelle Marineau, La Route de Chlifa

*Illustration - Stéphane Jorisch, Le monde salon jean de ...

1992

*Text - Christiane Duchesne, Victor

*Illustration - Gilles Tibo, Simone et la ville de carton

1991

*Text - François Gravel, Deux heures et demi avant Jasmine

*Illustration - Sheldon Cohen, Un champion (Text: Roch Carrier)

1990

*Text - Christiane Duchesne, La Vraie Histoire du chien de Clara Vic

*Illustration - Pierre Pratt, Les fantaisies de l'oncle Henri

1989

*Text - Charles Montpetit, Temps Mort

*Illustration - Stéphane Poulin, Benjamin et la saga de oreillers

1988

*Text - Michèle Marineau, Cassiopée, ou, L'êté polonais

*Illustration - Philippe Béha, Les Jeux de Pic-mots

1987

*Text - David Schinkel and Yves Beauchesne, Le Don

*Illustration - Darcia Labrosse, Venir au monde


Canada Council Children's Literature Prize

1986

*Text - Raymond Plante, Le derneir des raisins

*Illustration - Stéphane Poulin, Album de famille and As-tu vu Joséphine?

1985

*Text - Robert Soulières, Casse-tête chinois

*Illustration - Roger Paré, L'alphabet

1984

*Text - Daniel Sernine, Le cercle violet

*Illustration - Marie-Louise Gay, Drôle d'école (Rond comme ton visage, Blanc comme neige, Petit et grand, Un Léopard dans mon placard)

1983

*Text - Denis Côté, Hockeyeurs Cybernétiques

*Illustration - Philippe Béha, Petit ours (Grand-maman, Où est ma tétine?, Mon bébé-soeur, Quand ça va mal) (Text: Sylvie Assathiany and Louise Pelletier)

1982

*Text - Ginette Anfousse, Fabien 1: Un loup pour Rose and Fabien 2: Une nuit au pays des malices

*Illustration - Darcia Labrosse, Agnès et le singulier bestiare (Text: Marie José Thériault)

1981

*Text - Suzanne Martel, Nos amis robots

*Illustration - Joanne Ouellet, Les Papinacois (Text: Michel Noël)

1980

*Text - Bertrand Gauthier, Hébert Luée

*Illustration - Miyuki Tanobi, Les gens de mon pays (Text: Gilles Vigneault)

1979

*Text - Courte-Queue, Gabrielle Roy

*Illustration - Roger Paré, Une fenêtre dans ma tête (Text: Raymond Plante)

1978

*Text and Illustration - Ginette Anfousse, La chicane and La varicelle

1977

*Text - Denise Houle, Lune de neige

*Illustration - Claude Lafortune, L'évangile en papier (Text: Henriette Major)

1976

*Text - Bernadette Renaud, Emilie, la baignoire à pattes

1975

*Text - Louise Aylwin, Raminagradu: Histoires ordinaires pour enfants extraordinaire


Tuesday, November 17, 1998
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