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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  • Jeremy Tankard – Boo Hoo Bird

Also shortlisted:

  • Linda Bailey, Bill Slavin – Stanley's Beauty Contest
  • Tim Beiser, Rachel Berman – Bradley McGogg, the Very Fine Frog
  • Marie-Louise Gay – When Stella Was Very, Very Small
  • Robert Heidbreder, Rae Maté – Crocodiles Play!
  • Lynn C. Johnston, Beth Cruikshank – Farley Follows His Nose
  • Katarina Jovanovic, Philippe Béha – The King Has Goat Ears
  • Kenneth Oppel, Steve Johnson, Lou Fancher – The King's Taster
  • Valerie Sherrard, David Jardine – There's a Cow Under My Bed
  • Frieda Wishinsky, Kady MacDonald Denton – You're Mean, Lily Jean



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Added 21 March 2010.
Updated 16 February 2011.