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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  • Rebecca Bender – Giraffe and Bird

Also shortlisted:

  • Sarah Tsiang, Qin Leng – A Flock of Shoes
  • Heather McLeod, Brooke Kerrigan – Kiss Me! (I'm a Prince!)
  • Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas – The Little Hummingbird
  • Nicholas Oldland – Making the Moose Out of Life
  • Heather Hartt-Sussman, Geneviève Côté – Noni Says No
  • David Ward, Brian Deines – One Hockey Night
  • Marie-Louise Gay – Roslyn Rutabaga and the Biggest Hole on Earth!
  • Ashley Spires – Small Saul
  • Linda Bailey, Bill Slavin – Stanley's Little Sister



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Added 14 July 2013.
Updated 14 July 2013.