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Canada Council Children’s Literature Prizes


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Established in 1975 by the Canada Council, the Children's Literature Prizes were presented annually. In 1987 they were renamed The Governor General's Literary Awards. For a list of GG winners click here.

Award Recipients

Yearsort iconDetailRecipient
1986English - IllustrationBarbara Reid, Have You Seen Birds? by Joanne Oppenheim. Richmond Hill, ON: North Winds Press, 1986.
1986English - TextJanet Lunn, Shadow in Hawthorn Bay. Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1986.
1986French - IllustrationStéphane Poulin, Album de famille. Waterloo, QC: Éditions Michel Quintin, 1986.
1986French - IllustrationStéphane Poulin, As-tu vu Josephine? Montreal: Tundra Books, 1986.
1986French - TextRaymond Plante, Le dernier des raisins. Montreal: Les Éditions Québec Amérique, 1986.
1985English - IllustrationTerry Gallagher, Murdo's Story by Murdo Scribe. Winnipeg: Pemmican Publications, 1985.
1985English - TextCora Taylor, Julie. Saskatoon: Western Producer Prairie Books, 1985.
1985French - IllustrationRoger Paré, L'Alphabet. Montreal: Les Éditions de la Courte Échelle, 1985.
1985French - TextRobert Soulières, Casse-tête chinois. Illustrated by Serge Rousseau. Montreal: Pierre Tisseyre, 1985.
1984English - IllustrationMarie-Louise Gay, Lizzy's Lion by Dennis Lee. Toronto: Stoddart Publishing, 1984.
1984English - TextJan Hudson, Sweetgrass. Edmonton: Tree Frog Press, 1984.
1984French - IllustrationMarie-Louise Gay, DrĂ´le d'Ă©cole. Montreal: Ovale, 1984.
1984French - TextDaniel Sernine, Le Cercle violet. Montreal: Éditions Pierre Tisseyre, 1984.
1983English - IllustrationLaszlo Gal, The Little Mermaid by Margaret Maloney. Toronto: Methuen, 1983.
1983English - TextSean O’Huigin, The Ghost Horse of the Mounties. Windsor, ON: Black Moss Press, 1983.
1983French - IllustrationPhillippe BĂ©ha, Petit ours by Sylvie Assathiany and Louise Pelletier. Montreal: Ovale, 1983.
1983French - TextDenis Côté, Hockeyeurs cybernetiques. Montreal: Éditions Paulines, 1983.
1982English - IllustrationVlasta van Kampen, ABC,123: The Canadian Alphabet and Counting Book. Edmonton: Hurtig Press, 1982.
1982English - TextMonica Hughes, Hunter in the Dark. Toronto: Clarke, Irwin, 1982.
1982French - IllustrationDarcia Labrosse, Agnes et le singulier bestiaire. Montreal: Éditions Pierre Tisseyre, 1982.
1982French - TextGinette Anfousse, Fabien 1 and Fabien 2. Montreal: Éditions Leméac, 1982.
1981English - IllustrationHeather Woodall, Ytek and the Arctic Orchid. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1981.
1981English - TextMonica Hughes, The Guardian of Isis. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1981.
1981French - IllustrationJoanne Ouellet, Les Papinachois. Lasalle, QC: Les Éditions Hurtubise HMH, 1981.
1981French - TextSuzanne Martel, Nos amis robots. Montreal: Éditions Héritage, 1981.
1980English - IllustrationElizabeth Cleaver, Petrouchka. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1980.
1980English - TextChristie Harris, The Trouble with Princesses. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1980.
1980French - IllustrationMiyuki Tanobe, Les Gens de mon pays. Montreal: Les Éditions de la Courte Échelle, 1980.
1980French - TextBertrand Gauthier, Hébert luée. Montreal: Les Éditions de la Courte Échelle, 1980.
1979English - IllustrationLaszlo Gal, The Twelve Dancing Princesses by Janet Lunn. Toronto: Methuen, 1979.
1979English - TextBarbara Smucker, Days of Terror. Toronto: Clarke, Irwin, 1979.
1979French - IllustrationRoger Paré, Une fenêtre dans ma tête. Montreal: Les Éditions de la Courte Échelle, 1979.
1979French - TextGabrielle Roy, Courte-Queue. Montreal: Les Éditions Alain Stanké, 1979.
1978IllustrationAnn Blades, A Salmon for Simon by Betty Waterton. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1978.
1978English - TextKevin Major, Hold Fast. Toronto: Clarke, Irwin, 1978.
1978French - TextGinette Anfousse, La Varicelle and La Chicane. Montreal: Les Éditions de la Courte Échelle, 1978.
1977IllustrationClaude Lafortune , L'Évangile en papier by Henriette Major. Montreal: Les Éditions Fides, 1977.
1977English - TextJean Little, Listen for the Singing. Toronto: Clarke, Irwin, 1977.
1977French - TextDenise Houle, Lune de neige. Montreal: Société de belles-lettres G. Maheux, 1977.
1976 Myrna Paperny, The Wooden People. Illustrated by Ken Strampnick. Toronto: Little, Brown and Co., 1976.
1976Bernadette Renaud, Emilie, la baignoire a pattes. Illustrated by France Bédard. Montreal: Éditions Héritage, 1976.
1975 Louise Aylwin, Ramingradu. Montreal: Éditions du Jour, 1975.
1975Bill Freeman, Shantyman of Cache Lake. Toronto: James Lorimer, (c1975) 1988.