|2019||Shauntay Grant. Africville. Illustrated by Eva Campbell. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2018.|
|2018||Paul Harbridge. When the Moon Comes. Illustrated by Matt James. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2017.|
|2017||Jennifer McGrath. The Snow Knows. Illustrated by Josée Bisaillon. Halifax: Nimbus Publishing, 2016.|
|2016||Danielle Daniel. Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2015.|
|2015||Cybèle Young. Nancy Knows. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2014.|
|2014||Julie Morstad. How To. Vancouver: Simply Read Books, 2013.|
|2013||Cary Fagan. Mr. Zinger’s Hat. Illustrated by Dušan Petricic. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2012.|
|2012||Geneviève Côté. Without You. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2011.|
|2011||Laurel Croza. I Know Here. Illustrated by Matt James. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2010.|
|2010||Colleen Sydor. Timmerman Was Here. Illustrated by Nicolas Debon. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2009.|
|2009||Hazel Hutchins and Gail Herbert. Mattland. Illustrated by Dušan Petricic. Toronto: Annick Press, 2008.|
|2008||Frieda Wishinsky. Please, Louise!. Illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2007.|
|2007||Sara O’Leary. When You Were Small. Illustrated by Julie Morstad. Vancouver: Simply Read Books, 2006.|
|2006||Marie-Louise Gay. Caramba. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2005.|
Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award
The Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, established in 2006, honours excellence in the illustrated picture book format. The prize is awarded annually and in 2008, the cash prize was increased from $10,000 to $20,000. To be eligible, the book must be an original work in English, aimed at children ages three to eight, written and illustrated by Canadians. Eligible genres include fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
Charles Baillie, retired Chairman and CEO of the TD Bank Financial Group, established the prize as a gift to his wife, Marilyn Baillie. As an award-winning children’s book author and an Early Learning specialist, Marilyn is involved in and passionate about this field.
About Marilyn Baillie
Marilyn Baillie has had many careers including nursery school teacher, lecturer at the Royal Ontario Museum, interior designer in New York City, magazine and book editor, publishing consultant and children’s book author. She currently lives in Toronto and Vermont with her husband.
Marilyn has travelled extensively with her family including adventures in Egypt, Kenya, the Galapagos and Papua New Guinea. She is an avid bird watcher and naturalist, which complement the environmental themes in her books. Marilyn is also a former editor of Chickadee magazine.
In addition to authoring OWL’s Amazing Things Animals Do series – Side by Side, Wild Talk, Time to Eat and Little Wonders – Marilyn’s previous credits include editing and compiling Science Surprises, More Science Surprises, and writing Magical Fun, all from Owl.
Criteria and Submission Information
2020 details coming January 2020
For the full list of finalists and winners, please click here.