Award of the Week: World Illustration Award for Children’s Books


The World Illustration Awards celebrate illustration on a global level. The award has many categories, including one for Children’s Books. The illustrations commissioned and published within the children’s book format is for a readership of 16 years or under. Work submitted may be the book cover, inside illustrations, whole book design or entire publication. It includes but is not limited to graphic novels, e-books, interactive books, picture books, chapter books, works of fiction and non-fiction, zines, reference books, artist books, and pop-up books.

2019 Winners
9780062644558 Look
By: Fiona Woodcock

A brother and sister spend an exciting day at the zoo where they find balloons, baboons, kangaroos, and more. Told entirely through illustrations and single words containing a double “O.”
33ef7e77023891.5cb77f0521eea Where is My Baboon Hiding?
By: Dani Choi

A lift-the-flap book that is full of fun characters with lots of surprises. The book begins with a clown crying out for help to find her sidekick baboon. It then leads the reader into the private rooms of sideshow freaks in search of the baboon.
2018 Winners
meandme Me and Me
By: Soo Kyung Cho

This book consists of two parallel stories. The first is about a child who finds himself as an adult. At the end of this adventure, he realizes that there is someone who believes in him. The second story is about a man who seems to have lost himself but regains his innocence of childhood through a similar adventure.
9781592702794 What is a River?
By: Monika Vaicenaviciene

Rivers have many powers: they carry sediments and sentiments, revive lands and minds, connect places and times. They are sources of life and conflict; paths of stories travelling the Earth. Their flow continually reminds us – we all live downstream, or upstream, from someone, we are all neighbors.


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