Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize


Additional Details:

For British Columbia or Yukon residents

Administered By:

British Columbia Book Prize Program



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Contact Info:

West Coast Book Prize Society
#902 – 207 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H7
Tel: 604.687.2405 Fax: 604.669.3701

The Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize is a new award category that has been added to the British Columbia Book Prize Program. The prize is presented to the author and illustrator of the best children’s picture book by a British Columbia or Yukon resident. This new award creates two categories for children’s books – the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature prize will now cover only non-illustrated works. The deadline for entry is December 1 annually.


Yearsort icon Detail Recipient
2014 Julie Morstad, How To. Vancouver: Simply Read Books, 2013.
2013 Alan Woo, Maggie’s Chopsticks. Illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2012.
2012 Sara O’Leary, When I Was Small. Illustrated by Julie Morstad. Vancouver: Simply Read Books, 2011.
2011 Julie Flett, Owls See Clearly at Night: A Michif Alphabet. Vancouver: Simply Read Books, 2010.
2010 Frieda Wishinsky, Maggie Can’t Wait. Illustrated by Dean Griffiths. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2009.
2009 Katarina Jovanovic, The King Has Goat Ears. Illustrated by Philippe Béha. Vancouver: Tradewind Books, 2008.
2008 Robert Heidbreder, A Sea-Wishing Day. Illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2007.
2007 Maggie de Vries, Tale of a Great White Fish: A Sturgeon Story. Illustrated by Renné Benoit. Vancouver: Greystone Books, 2006.
2006 Tanya Lloyd Kyi, The Blue Jean Book: The Story Behind the Seams. Toronto: Annick Press, 2005.
2005 Marilynn Reynolds, Goodbye to Griffith Street. Illustrated by Renné Benoit. Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 2004.
2004 Linda Bailey, Stanley’s Party. Illustrated by Bill Slavin. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2003.
2003 Annette LeBox, Salmon Creek. Illustrated by Karen Reczuch. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2002.