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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  • George Elliott, Andrej Krystoforski – The Boy Who Loved Bananas

Also shortlisted:

  • Sarah Ellis, Kim LaFave – Ben Over Night
  • Hazel Hutchins, Ruth Ohi – Beneath The Bridge
  • Evan Solomon, Bill Slavin – Bigbeard's Hook
  • Sean Cassidy, Sean Cassidy – Gummytoes
  • Stephanie McLellan, Dianna Bonder – Leon's Song
  • Laura Langston, Lindsey Gardiner – Mile High Apple Pie
  • Sheri Radford, Christine Tripp – Penelope And The Humongous Burp
  • Maureen Hull, Leanne Franson – Rainy Days With Bear
  • Marie Louise Gay – Stella Princess Of The Sky



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Added 21 March 2010.
Updated 21 March 2010.