Recent Russell Grant winner shortlisted for book award

Picturing Canada: A History of Canadian Children’s Illustrated Books and Publishing (University of Toronto Press) has been shortlisted for the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Book Prize, under the humanities category in English.

Authors Gail Edwards and Judith Saltman won IBBY Canada’s Frances E. Russell Grant–a $1,000 prize–in 2007. The Russell Grant supports research for a publishable work on Canadian children’s literature, giving authors a financial boost in often costly endeavours. Ms. Saltman said, “We’re so grateful to IBBY Canada and the Frances Russell jury for research support and encouragement.”

Could your work be the next Picturing Canada? IBBY Canada is currently accepting applications for the 2011 Frances E. Russell Grant. For more information, please click here. The deadline for proposals is May 31, 2011.