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2020 Sheila Barry Award Shortlist

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The Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable is pleased to announce the names of the finalists for the first annual Sheila Barry Best Canadian Picturebook of the Year award. The $2500 cash award is specifically for a picturebook that “hinges on the interdependence of pictures and words, on the simultaneous display of two facing pages, and on the drama of the turning of the page” (Barbara Bader, 1976). The winning book and three honour books will be announced on September 7, 2020. A virtual award ceremony is planned for late fall. Tickets available online starting mid August, 2021 - See more at: https://bookcentre.ca/news/first-annual-sheila-barry-best-canadian-picturebook-year-award-2020-shortlist-announced
King Mouse

King Mouse

by Cary Fagan
illustrated by Dena Seiferling
edition:Hardcover

King Mouse finds his authority in question when his subjects find crowns of their own. A gentle and humorous modern fable about imaginative play and kindness in the tradition of classics like Little Bear and Frog and Toad.

A sweet, thoughtful tale of friendship, sharing and play, King Mouse begins when a mouse comes upon a tiny crown in the grass. The mouse puts the crown on his head, and when a bear subsequently comes upon him and asks if he's king, the mouse responds "Yes."

This diminutive monar …

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Pokko and the Drum

Pokko and the Drum

illustrated by Matthew Forsythe
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019
A Today Show Best Book of the Year
A Booklist Book for Youth EditorsChoice 2019
A Boston Globe–Horn Picture Book Honor Book 2020
An NPR Favorite Book of 2019
A Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book
A Quill & Quire 2019 Book for Young People of the Year
“Extraordinary.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Inspirational.” —Booklist (starred review)
“Laugh-out-loud funny.” —Shelf Awareness (starred review)
“Will tickle kids and adults alike. …

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Me, Toma and the Concrete Garden

Me, Toma and the Concrete Garden

edition:Hardcover

Vincent is staying with his aunt Mimi for the summer while his mom recuperates from surgery. Mimi's drab city neighborhood, complete with an empty dirt lot across the street, doesn't seem too promising. But then Vincent meets Toma, a boy who lives nearby, and things start looking up. Mimi has a mysterious box of “dirt balls” in her apartment. When she asks Vincent to get rid of them, the fun Vincent and Toma have throwing them into the lot becomes the start of a budding friendship. Then one …

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Encounter

Encounter

by Brittany Luby
illustrated by Michaela Goade
edition:Hardcover

Two people navigate their differences with curiosity and openness in this stunning picture book that imagines the first meeting between an Indigenous fisher and a European sailor.

Based on an actual journal entry by French explorer Jacques Cartier from his first expedition to North America in July 1534, this story imagines the first encounter between a European sailor and a Stadaconan fisher. As the two navigate their differences (language, dress, food) with curiosity, the natural world around th …

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It Began With a Page

It Began With a Page

How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way
by Kyo Maclear
illustrated by Julie Morstad
edition:Hardcover

Gyo Fujikawa's iconic children's books are beloved all over the world. Now it's time for Gyo's story to be told -- a story of artistic talent that refused to be constrained by rules or expectations.

Growing up quiet and lonely at the beginning of the twentieth century, Gyo learned from her relatives the ways in which both women and Japanese people lacked opportunity. Her teachers and family believed in her and sent her to art school and later Japan, where her talent flourished. But while Gyo's ca …

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Princess Puffybottom . . . and Darryl

Princess Puffybottom . . . and Darryl

edition:Hardcover
tagged : cats, dogs, siblings

What's a pampered cat to do now that she has to compete for attention with an ill-mannered puppy? Award-winning author Susin Nielsen delights in this laugh-a-minute twist on the classic sibling rivalry story.

Princess Puffybottom has the perfect life -- her subjects serve her delicious meals, clean up her "delicate matters" and wait on her hand and foot. Life is good . . . until Darryl arrives. Princess Puffybottom thinks he's disgusting, horrid and a true animal. Though she tries everything in h …

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The House at the End of the Road

The House at the End of the Road

edition:Hardcover

One summer, while exploring the town during their annual stay at Grandma’s house, two siblings and their cousin come across a creepy old house. The kids poke around, one of them causing mischief and tossing rocks at the window, until they glimpse a ghost through the glass! Later, Grandma reveals the house doesn’t belong to a ghost—just old Mr. Peterson.

After visiting again with better intentions, the kids discover Mr. Peterson’s great sense of humor and that his house is full of fascina …

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