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Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award

Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award. Notables CLA 2012. Amelia Jury . Joy Huebert , Greater Victoria Public Library (Chair 2013). Lynne Thorimbert , Marigold Library System, Alberta. Amelia Jury. Stirling Prentice , Ottawa Public Library.

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Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award

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  1. Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award Notables CLA 2012

  2. Amelia Jury Joy Huebert, Greater Victoria Public Library (Chair 2013) Lynne Thorimbert, Marigold Library System, Alberta

  3. Amelia Jury Stirling Prentice, Ottawa Public Library Diana Gauthier, retired teacher-librarian, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

  4. Eligibility & Standards Under review

  5. Eligibility • was established in 1971 • presented annually to the illustrator of an outstanding (English language) children's book published during the previous calendar year • the illustrator must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada

  6. Standards Governing Selection • In making this award, illustration will be the prime consideration of the committee • The total design of the book is an integral part of its merit and also of importance in consideration • Illustration meriting the award will be creative art works, appealing to and intended for children (up to and including age 12)

  7. Standards • Illustration meriting the award must effectively communicate the artist’s interpretation of the story and must complement the text where there is one • Artistic worth should be judged on the basis of color, line, composition, perspective, action and narrative quality, characterization and medium use

  8. The JURY GETS TO WORK The process

  9. The Process • call for submissions, early Fall 2011 • 102 books received • eligibility issues reduced that number slightly • Members each annotated a list of their Top 10 books • Top Ten : 33 titles! • teleconference, reduced our list to 15 • ranked those 15 to get a short list of 10 titles

  10. TOP TEN, alphabetically Along a Long Road, Frank Viva Cinnamon Baby, Janice Nadeau

  11. Top Ten A Few Blocks, Cybele Young The Legend of the Fog, Danny Christopher

  12. Top Ten Migrant, Isabelle Arsenault My Name is Elizabeth!Matthew Forsythe

  13. Top Ten Picture a Tree, Barbara Reid Qalupalik, Joy Ang

  14. Top Ten Slimon the Slug, Bonnie Bews Small Saul, Ashley Spires

  15. From Ten to Three • Each jury member ranked the ten titles on the short list • Teleconference • Reduced the list to 4 books • Rankings and additional annotations • First & second choices and third & fourth choices separated by one point! • FINALLY, we could announce a winner and 2 honour books

  16. Top Three (four!) Legend of the Fog Migrant

  17. Top Three (four!) My Name is Elizabeth! Small Saul

  18. A Closer look at these books

  19. Legend of the Fog, Danny Christopher Colour choices – Arctic landscape graphic design cinematic power sense of triumph, relief and closure at end dark, evocative, sometimes a little terrifying

  20. Migrant, Isabelle Arsenault Quilt pieces from endpapers used throughout mix of patterns and textures; transience Illustrations breathe a unique and vibrant energy into the story Use of colour and use of grey – emphasize Anna’s isolation Complex and challenging

  21. My Name is Elizabeth!,Matthew Forsythe illustrations tell the story Elizabeth is a feisty and appealing character text all in speech balloons everyone can identify with Elizabeth’s struggle striking two-tone palette

  22. Small Saul, Ashley Spires quirky, fun book illustrations reflect the words, but more importantly, you don’t need the words to get this book variations in layout add interest appeal to beginning readers best jokes are in the illustrations

  23. And the Winner is… The Big Reveal

  24. My Name is Elizabeth!Matthew Forsythe

  25. Your turn Questions?Ideas? Thank you!

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