2022 Writer Award Winner
“In The Snowy Day, Peter could have been from any background, gender, or ability. Winning the EJK Award is so special to me. It means, in my own small way, I am carrying on Mr. Keats’ work to show the world that, despite our differences, at heart we are all the same.”
Out Into the Big Wide Lake
Tundra Books, Imprint of Penguin Random House Canada
2022 Illustrator Award Winner
“I was extremely moved when I received the call for the EJK—an award that stands for acceptance of differences and recognition of our diversities and strength. To have Lala recognized for furthering these values is an immense honor and celebration of those stories we share.”
2022 Award Honorees
Writer Award Honoree
Playing at the Border
Illustrated by Teresa Martinez
Harper CollinsMusic is the most international of languages and world famous cellist Yo Yo Ma brings the point home as the center of this tribute to the contributions to the knowledge, art and comforts we share, that have been made by people, past and present, across all borders.
Writer Award Honoree
Everybody in the Red Brick Building
Illustrated by Oge More
Harper CollinsThis gently humorous tale of how children from different families, in one red brick building, wake up and go back to sleep in a two way chain reaction, will delight old and young alike, at the same time as it gets kids ready to drift off to sleep themselves.
Illustrator Award Honoree
Every Little KindnessIf you do something nice for someone, will they do something nice for someone else? This beautiful wordless book shows clearly and without a doubt how “paying forward” makes our world a better place. Kids will love tracing the sequence of events on their own!
Illustrator Award Award Honoree
Many Shapes of ClayBreaking a piece of pottery isn’t the same as losing someone you love but it can open a conversation about coping with loss and making something new out of much loved memories. Even kids who haven’t suffered a loss will learn about resilience, a skill we all need to master.