Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize

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The Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize is awarded annually as the BC Book Prize for Canadian authors and illustrator of picture books, picture story books, and illustrated non-fiction books. The prize is shared by the author and the illustrator, who must be a resident of British Columbia or Yukon.[1] It was announced in 2002 and first awarded in 2003.[2] A handful of finalists (roughly 25%) are also selected for another award: participation in the expenses-paid BC Book Prizes on Tour, a week-long tour across the province to present their books at schools and libraries each April.

History[edit]

The prize was announced three months after the death of Christie Harris, and was the first new BC Book Prize category since the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize was introduced in 1987.[3]

Winners and Finalists[edit]

  • 2003 Salmon Creek - by Annette LeBox, illustrated by Karen Reczuch
    • Amber Waiting - by Nan Gregory, illustratad by Kady MacDonald Denton
    • How Sleep Found Tabitha - by Maggie De Vries, illustrated by Sheena Lott
    • The Klondike Cat - by Julie Lawson, illustrated by Paul Mombourquette
    • Solomon’s Tree - by Andrea Spalding, illustrated by Janet Wilson
  • 2004 Stanley’s Party - by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Bill Slavin
    • Adventures in Ancient China - by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Bill Slavin
    • Arizona Charlie and the Klondike Kid - by Julie Lawson, illustrated by Kasia Charko
    • Suki’s Kimono - by Chieri Uegaki, illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch
    • Sunny - by Robin Mitchell and Judith Steedman
  • 2005 Goodbye to Griffith Street - by Marilynn Reynolds, illustrated by Renné Benoit
    • The Moccasins - by Earl Einarson, illustrated by Julie Flett
    • Owls - by Adrienne Mason, illustrated by Nancy Gray Ogle
    • Ride ‘em Cowboy - by Stefan Czernecki
    • When They Are Up - by Richard Thompson and Maggee Spicer, illustrated by Kirsti Anne Wakelin
  • 2006 The Blue Jean Book: The Story Behind the Seams - by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
  • 2007 Tale of a Great White Fish: A Sturgeon Story - by Maggie De Vries, illustrated by Renné Benoit
    • Abby’s Birds - by Ellen Schwartz, illustrated by Sima Elizabeth Shefrin
    • The Kids Book of Canadian Immigration - by Deborah Hodge, illustrated by John Mantha
    • The Queen’s Feet - by Sarah Ellis, illustrated by Dusan Petricic
    • Zoe and the Fawn - by Catherine Jameson, illustrated by Julie Flett
  • 2008 A Sea-Wishing Day - by Robert Heidbreder, illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton
    • The Day It All Blew Away - by Lisa Cinar
    • Elf the Eagle - by Ron Smith, illustrated by Ruth Campbell
    • Jeffrey and Sloth - by Kari-Lynn Winters, illustrated by Ben Hodson
    • Pink - by Nan Gregory, illustrated by Luc Melanson
  • 2009 The King Has Goat Ears - by Katarina Jovanovic, illustrated by Philippe Beha
    • Good-bye Marianne - by Irene N. Watts, illustrated by Kathryn E. Shoemaker
    • Polar Worlds: Life at the Ends of the Earth - by Robert Bateman
    • Rosie and Buttercup - by Chieri Uegaki, illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch
    • Stanley At Sea - by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Bill Slavin
  • 2010 Maggie Can’t Wait - by Frieda Wishinsky, illustrated by Dean Griffiths
  • 2011 Owls See Clearly at Night: A Michif Alphabet - by and illustrated by Julie Flett
    • The Cowboy Fisherman - by Seiji Hiroe
    • Fraser Bear: A Cub’s Life - by Maggie de Vries, illustrated by Renné Benoit
    • The Salmon Bears: Giants of the Great Bear Rainforest - by Ian McAllister and Nicholas Read, illustrated by Ian McAllister
    • Up We Grow! A Year in the Life of a Small, Local Farm - by Deborah Hodge, illustrated by Brian Harris
  • 2012 When I Was Small - by Sara O'Leary, illustrated by Julie Morstad
    • Dalen & Gole: Scandal in Port Angus - by Mike Deas
    • Grandpa's Girls - by Nicola I. Campbell, illustrated by Kim La Fave
    • Pussycat, Pussycat, Where Have You Been? - by Dan Bar-el, illustrated by Rae Maté
    • Shake Awakes - by Robert Heidbreder, illustrated by Marc Mongeau
  • 2013 Maggie’s Chopsticks - by Alan Woo, illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant
    • Gift Days - by Kari-Lynn Winters, illustrated by Stephen Taylor
    • Hey Canada! - by Vivien Bowers, illustrated by Milan Pavlovic
    • Rainbow Shoes - by Tiffany Stone, illustrated by Stefan Czernecki
    • What’s Up, Bear?: A Book About Opposites - by Frieda Wishinsky, illustrated by Sean L. Moore
  • 2014 How To - by and illustrated by Julie Morstad
    • The Great Bear Sea: Exploring the Marine Life of a Pacific Paradise - Ian McAllister and Nicholas Read, illustrated by Ian McAllister
    • Not Your Typical Dragon - by Dan Bar-el, illustrated by Tim Bowers
    • When I Was Eight - by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
    • Wild Berries - by and illustrated by Julie Flett
  • 2015 Dolphin SOS - by Roy Miki and Slavia Miki, illustrated by Julie Flett
    • Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin - by Chieri Uegaki, illustrated by Qin Leng
    • The Most Magnificent Thing - by and illustrated by Ashley Spires
    • Norman, Speak! - by Caroline Adderson, illustrated by Qin Leng
    • Stop, Thief! - by Heather Tekavec, illustrated by Pierre Pratt
  • 2016 Peace is an Offering - by Annette LeBox, illustrated by Stephanie Graegin [4]
    • Song for a Summer Night: A Lullaby - by Robert Heidbreder, illustrated by Qin Leng
    • The Red Bicycle: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle - by Jude Isabella, illustrated by Simone Shin
    • This is Sadie - by Sara O'Leary, illustrated by Julie Morstad
    • Orca Chief - by Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd, illustrated by Roy Henry Vickers
  • 2017 My Heart Fills with Happiness - by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Julie Flett [5]
    • Today - written and illustrated by Julie Morstad
    • Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey - by Margriet Ruurs, illustrated by Nizar Ali Badr
    • Deep Roots: How Trees Sustain Our Planet - by Nikki Tate
    • Peace Dancer - by Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd, illustrated by Roy Henry Vickers
  • 2018 The Nameless City: The Stone Heart - by Faith Erin Hicks [6]
    • A Day with Yayah - by Nicola Campbell, illustrated by Julie Flett
    • Charles - by S.E. Hume, illustrated by Jessica Bromley Bartram
    • Wolf Island - by Ian McAllister and Nicholas Read
    • The Alphabet Thief - by Bill Richardson, illustrated by Roxanna Bikadoroff

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joanna Karaplis (Jan 5, 2010). The Canadian Writer's Market, 18th Edition. Random House Digital, Inc. p. 323. 
  2. ^ BC Book Prizes: Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize - official Web site
  3. ^ "Christie Harris - The Matriarch of Canadian Children's Authors". Information on Authors. TomFolio.com. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  4. ^ Ashley Wadhwani (May 4, 2016). "Maple Ridge author awarded for picture book on peace". Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times. Retrieved May 10, 2016. 
  5. ^ Adrian Chamberlain (May 2, 2017). "Victoria writer Monique Gray Smith earns B.C. Book Prize". Times Colonist. Retrieved May 4, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Winners of the 2018 B.C. Book Prizes revealed at downtown gala". The Georgia Straight. May 5, 2018. Retrieved May 15, 2018. 

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