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.
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.”
|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.
|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.
|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.