Ontario Library Association
Blue Spruce Award


The Blue Spruce Award is voted on by children ages 4 to 7 in kindergarten to grade two for their favourite picture book by a Canadian author.

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  • Matt Napier, Melanie Rose – Z is for Zamboni

Also shortlisted:

  • Wallace Edwards – Alphabeasts
  • Robin Muller – Badger's New House
  • Troon Harrison, Zhong-Yang Huang – Courage to Fly
  • Joanne Taylor, Susan Tooke – Full Moon Rising
  • Frieda Wishinsky, Dean Griffiths – Give Maggie a Chance
  • Marilynn Reynolds, Don Kilby – The Name of the Child
  • Jan Thornhill – The Rumor: A Jataka Tale from India
  • Marie-Louise Gay – Stella: Fairy of the Forest
  • Celia Godkin – When the Giant Stirred: Legend of a Volcanic Island



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Added 21 March 2010.
Updated 21 March 2010.