White as Milk, Red as Blood: The Forgotten Fairy Tales of Franz Xaver von Schönwerth

Knopf, Canada

Fairy Tales, Ages 18+
By Franz Xaver von Schönwerth
Illustrated by Willow Dawson
Foreword by Philip Pullman
Translated by Shelley Tanaka

“Ferocious. And funny, and moving, and delightful ... illustrated with wonderful freedom and zestful inventiveness.” PHILIP PULLMAN from the Foreword

CA: Indigo
CA: Amazon
US: Amazon
US: Barnes & Noble

The Wolf-Birds

Owlkids Books

Picture Book, Ages 5-8
By Willow Dawson

"Layering beautiful illustrations and storytelling over scientifically accurate concepts, The Wolf-Birds draws readers to the poetry of predator, prey, and scavenger interactions. Dawson’s honest portrayal of ecological relationships effectively, and importantly, connects us to the raw beauty of our natural world." – Daniel Stahler, PhD, Wildlife Biologist, Yellowstone National Park

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2017 Ontario Library Association Forest of Reading Blue Spruce Award, Finalist | 2016 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, Finalist | 2016 Canadian Children's Book Centre, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, Finalist | 2016 Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada’s Information Book Award, Finalist | 2015 School Library Journal STARRED REVIEW | 2015 New York Public Library, 100 Titles for Reading & Sharing, Winner | 2015 Writers' Trust of Canada, Best Books of the Year, Winner | 2013-14 Ontario Arts Council, Writers' Reserve Grant, Winner


Avis Dolphin

Groundwood Books (Canada)
Mondadori (Italy)

Novel / graphic novel hybrid, Ages 9-12
By Frieda Wishinsky
Illustrated by Willow Dawson

Avis Dolphin doesn’t want to leave Canada and sail to England on the Lusitania. War is raging in Europe, and the Germans threaten to sink the ship. Avis is lonely and afraid until she meets a kindly professor whose stories of a magical island help her face an uncertain future.

When the Lusitania is attacked, Avis must draw on all her newfound strength to cope with the confusion, terror and despair. How can she survive the sudden devastation of the ship? Will the people she cares about, especially the professor, live through the horror and danger?

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2016 Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature, Finalist | 2016 Canadian Children's Book Centre, Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, Finalist | 2016 IODE Violet Downey Book Award, Finalist


Hyena in Petticoats: The Story of Suffragette Nellie McClung

Puffin Canada

Graphic novel, Ages 9-12
By Willow Dawson

A graphic novel about Canadian suffragette Nellie McClung and the fight for women's rights, including the right to vote and the Famous Five Person's Case.


2012 Joe Shuster Dragon Award, Finalist | 2012 Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada, Information Book Award, Finalist | 2010 Ontario Arts Council, Writers' Reserve Grant, Winner

The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea

Kids Can Press

Science Book, Ages 8-12
By Helaine Becker
Illustrated by Willow Dawson

Based on the idea that knowledge is power, The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea shows how the ocean works and why this immense ecosystem needs our protection. Experiments using everyday materials help explain scientific concepts, such as why the ocean is salty, how temperature affects water density and why fish don't get waterlogged.

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2014 Rocky Mountain Book Award, Finalist | 2013 Red Cedar Award, BC Young Reader's Choice, Finalist | 2013 Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, Finalist | 2013 Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street Children's Book Committee, Winner | 2012 Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner  | 2012 Lane Anderson Award, Fitzhenry Family Foundation, Winner  | 2012 Science in Society Book Award, Canadian Science Writers' Association, Winner

Lila & Ecco's Do-It-Yourself Comics Club

Kids Can Press

Graphic novel, Ages 8-12
By Willow Dawson

Join twelve-year-old comics enthusiasts Lila and Ecco as they embark on their exciting and rewarding do-it-yourself adventure. Along the way, readers will see how comics can be used to share stories with their friends and say what they want to say. They'll also learn how to harness ideas and inspiration; create believable characters and stories; illustrate motion, suspense and time passing; tips and step-by-step instructions on inking, coloring, lettering, cover art and design, binding comics and much, much more.

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2011 YALSA, Great Graphic Novels for Teens, Finalist | 2011 Canadian Children's Book Centre, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Winner | 2010 Cybils Graphic Novel Award, Finalist | 2009 Ontario Arts Council, Writers' Reserve Grant, Winner

No Girls Allowed: Tales of Daring Women Dressed as Men for Love, Freedom and Adventure

Kids Can Press

Graphic novel, Ages 9-12
By Susan Hughes
Illustrated by Willow Dawson

Based on legends, poems, letters and first-hand accounts, these seven biographical tales tell of women who disguised themselves as men. From ancient Egypt through the Middle Ages to the 19th century, this historically accurate graphic treatment is perfect to transport readers back to bygone eras. The lives of these daring women were often filled with danger and the fear of discovery. However, for the sake of freedom, ambition, love or adventure, these women risked everything. No Girls Allowed brings a contemporary edge to a part of history largely untold - until now.

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2011 Ontario Library Association, Red Maple Award, Finalist | 2009 Canadian Children's Book Centre, Norma Fleck Award, Finalist | 2009 Ontario Library Association, Best Bet for Children and Teens, Winner | 2009 Canadian Children's Book Centre, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Winner | 2008 Cybils Graphic Novel Award, Finalist | 2008 Joe Shuster Comics for Kids Award, Finalist | 2008 ForeWord’s Book of the Year Award, Finalist | 2008 Junior Library Guild Premier Selection, Winner

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