Ashley Spires Illustration

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  • Kids Can Press
  • Tundra Books
  • Orca Books
  • Scholastic Canada
  • Simply Read Books
  • Second Story Press
  • ChickaDEE Magazine (Owlkids)
  • Chirp Magazine (Owlkids)
  • iogo (Yogurt Tubes)

  • Awards/Nominations

    "The Most Magnificent Thing" 2015 Nominations
    Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, CCBC, Short-listed
    Chocolate Lily Book Award, Picture Book category, Short-listed
    Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize, West Coast Book Prize Society, Short-listed
    Shining Willow Award, Picture Book Category, Short-listed
    Blue Spruce, Forest of Reading, Short-listed
    Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards, Ontario Arts Council, Short-listed
    ALA Notables Children's Book List, Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), Winner
    Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, Canadian Library Association, Short-listed

    "Binky Takes Charge"
    Winner of the 2014 Hackmatack Award

    "Small Saul"
    Winner of the Shining Willow Award 2012

    "Binky the Space Cat"
    Winner of the Silver Birch Express Award

    "Binky the Space Cat"
    Winner of the 2011 Hackmatack Award

    "Penguin and the Cupcake"
    Winner for the 2010 Chocolate Lily Award

    "Small Saul"
    nominated for the Blue Spruce Award

    "Binky the Space Cat", "Binky to the Rescue"
    nominated for the Joe Shuster Award

    "Binky to the Rescue"
    nominated for an Eisner Award

    "Ella's Umbrellas"
    nominated for the 2010 BC Book Prize
    nominated for the 2010 Cybil Award
    nominated for the 2011 Beehive Award

    "A Bloom of Friendship"
    nominated for the Silver Birch Award
    nominated for the Red Cedar Book Award.


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