Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award

The Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award is awarded to an outstanding illustrator of a children's book published in Canada during the previous calendar year. The Award shall be bestowed upon books that are suitable for children up to and including age 12. To be eligible for this award, an illustrator must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, and the text of the book must be worthy of the book's illustrations. The award is generously sponsored by Library Services Centre.


Administered By
Canadian Library Association




Awards Recipients

Year Detail Recipient
2015 Marie-Louise Gay, Any Questions? Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2014.
2014 Jon Klassen, The Dark by Lemony Snicket. Toronto: HarperCollins Publishers, 2013.
2013 Soyeon Kim, You Are Stardust by Elin Kelsey. Toronto: Owlkids Books Inc., 2012.
2012 Matthew Forsythe, My Name Is Elizabeth! by Annika Dunklee. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2011.
2011 Marie-Louise Gay, Roslyn Rutabaga and the Biggest Hole on Earth! Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2010.
2010 Barbara Reid, Perfect Snow. Toronto: North Winds Press/Scholastic, 2009.
2009 Dušan Petri
2008 Mélanie Watt, Chester. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2007.
2007 Mélanie Watt, Scaredy Squirrel. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2006.
2006 Leslie Elizabeth Watts, The Baabaasheep Quartet. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2005.
2005 Wallace Edwards, Monkey Business. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2004.
2004 Bill Slavin, Stanley’s Party by Linda Bailey. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2003.
2003 Pascal Milelli, The Art Room by Susan Vande Griek. Toronto: Groundwood Books/Douglas & McIntyre, 2002.
2002 Frances Wolfe, Where I Live. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2001.
2001 Laura Fernandez and Rick Jacobson, The Magnificent Piano Recital by Marilynn Reynolds. Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 2000.
2000 Zhong-Yang Huang, The Dragon New Year by David Bouchard. Vancouver: Raincoast Books, 1999.
1999 Kady MacDonald Denton, A Child's Treasury of Nursery Rhymes . Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1998.
1998 Barbara Reid, The Party. Richmond Hill, ON: North Winds Press, 1997.
1997 Harvey Chan, Ghost Train by Paul Yee. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1996
1996 Karen Reczuch, Just Like New by Ainslie Manson. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1995.
1995 Barbara Reid, Gifts by Jo Ellen Bogart. Richmond Hill, ON: North Winds Press, 1994.
1994 Leo Yerxa, Last Leaf First Snowflake To Fall. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1993.
1993 Paul Morin, The Dragon's Pearl by Julie Lawson. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1992.
1992 Ron Lightburn, Waiting for the Whales by Sheryl McFarlane. Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 1991.
1991 Paul Morin, The Orphan Boy by Tololwa Mollel. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1990.
1990 Kady MacDonald Denton, Til All The Stars Have Fallen, ed. by David Booth. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1989.
1989 Kim LaFave, Amos's Sweater by Janet Lunn. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1988.
1988 Marie-Louise Gay, Rainy Day Magic. Toronto: Stoddart Publishing, 1987.
1987 Marie-Louise Gay, Moonbeam on a Cat's Ear. Toronto: Stoddart Publishing, 1986.
1986 Ken Nutt, Zoom Away by Tim Wynne-Jones. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1985.
1985 Ian Wallace, Chin Chiang and the Dragon's Dance. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1984.
1984 Ken Nutt, Zoom at Sea by Tim Wynne-Jones. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1983.
1983 Lindee Climo, Chester's Barn. Montreal: Tundra Books, 1982.
1982 Heather Woodall, Ytek and the Arctic Orchid by Garnet Hewitt. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1981.
1981 Douglas Tait, The Trouble With Princesses by Christie Harris. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1980.
1980 Laszlo Gal, The Twelve Dancing Princesses by Janet Lunn. Toronto: Methuen, 1979.
1979 Ann Blades, Salmon for Simon by Betty Waterton. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1978.
1978 Elizabeth Cleaver, The Loon's Necklace by William Toye. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1977.
1977 Pam Hall, Down By Jim Long's Stage by Al Pittman. St. John's: Breakwater Books, 1976.
1976 William Kurelek, A Prairie Boy's Summer. Montreal: Tundra Books, 1975.
1975 Carlo Italiano, The Sleighs of My Childhood/Les Traineaux de Mon Enfance. Translated by René Chicoine. Montreal: Tundra Books, 1974.
1974 William Kurelek, A Prairie Boy's Winter. Montreal: Tundra Books, 1973.
1973 Jacques de Roussan, Au-delà du Soleil /Beyond the Sun. Montreal: Tundra Books, 1972.
1972 Shizuye Takashima, A Child in a Prison Camp. Montreal: Tundra Books, 1971.
1971 Elizabeth Cleaver, The Wind Has Wings. Compiled by Mary Alice Downie and Barbara Robertson. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1968.