Thursday, 10 March 2016

2015 IBBY Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award winner announced

International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Canada, a non-profit volunteer organization that promotes quality French and English Canadian children's literature nationally and internationally, administers three National Awards (as well as submitting nominations for three International Awards) including the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award which is given annually to an artist of outstanding artwork in a Canadian picture book.

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This year

for the Illustrator of a Canadian children's book 
 goes to

Sydney Smith


Sidewalk Flowers
by JonArno Lawson
Illustrated by Sydney Smith
Groundwood Books
32 pp.
Ages 4-7

Congratulations also to Honour Books:

Written and illustrated by Jacques Goldstyn
La Pastèque

Orca Chief
Illustrated by Roy Henry Vickers
Co-written with Robert Budd
Harbour Publishing

That Squeak
Illustrated by Francois Thisdale
Written by Carolyn Beck
Fitzhenry & Whiteside

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