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Bill Slavin
Author/Illustrator
Bill Slavin
Bill Slavin was born February 12, 1959, in Belleville, Ontario, the seventh of eight children. He illustrated his first book, The Adventures of Zok the Caveman, when he was seven. It was published in an edition of one. He has been writing and illustrating ever since. He has illustrated over sixty children’s books, fiction and non-fiction, including Stanley’s Party by Linda Bailey, winner of the 2004 Blue Spruce Award, the B.C. Book Prize Christie Harris Illustrated Book Award and the Canadian Librarian Association’s Amelia Frances Howard Gibbon Illustrator’s Medal.
He has also illustrated The Cat Came Back, The Bear on the Bed by Ruth Miller and the Good Times Travel Agency series by Linda Bailey. In 1995 he wrote and illustrated his own book, The Stone Lion. He lives in the village of Millbrook, Ontario, with his wife, Esperança Melo, who is also an artist and the co-illustrator of Drumheller Dinosaur Dance, winner of the 2005 Blue Spruce Award. They have lived and worked in this community since 1990.

Picture Books
  • Drumheller Dinosaur Dance, 2004
    Illustrator
  • The Farm Team, 2006
    Illustrator
  • Stanley at Sea, 2008
    Illustrator
  • Stanley's Beauty Contest, 2009
    Illustrator
  • Stanley's Little Sister, 2010
    Illustrator
  • Stanley's Party, 2003
    Illustrator
  • Stanley's Wild Ride, 2006
    Illustrator

Non-Fiction
  • Adventures in Ancient China, 2003
    Illustrator
  • Adventures in Ancient Egypt, 2000
    Illustrator
  • Adventures in Ancient Greece, 2002
    Illustrator
  • Adventures in the Ice Age, 2004
    Illustrator
  • Adventures in the Middle Ages, 2000
    Illustrator
  • Adventures with the Vikings, 2001
    Illustrator
  • Shapes in Math, Science and Nature, 2014
    Illustrator
  • Transformed, 2005
    Author/Illustrator

Novels
  • Bogbrush the Barbarian, 2010
    Illustrator
  • The Faceless Fiend, 2007
    Illustrator
  • The Island of Mad Scientists, 2008
    Illustrator
  • The Strictest School in the World, 2006
    Illustrator

Early Chapter Books
  • Big City Otto, 2011
    Author/Illustrator
  • Big Top Otto, 2013
    Author/Illustrator

First Readers
  • Discover Space Rocks, 2006
    Illustrator


Adventures in Ancient China
2004Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize Short-Listed
2004Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association Short-Listed
2003Best Bets, Ontario Library Association Winner
Adventures in Ancient Egypt
2001Our Choice - Starred Selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Winner
Adventures in Ancient Greece
2005Red Cedar Book Award Short-Listed
2004Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award Short-Listed
2003Information Book Award, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Short-Listed
Adventures in the Ice Age
2006Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award Short-Listed
Adventures in the Middle Ages
2003Red Cedar Book Award Winner
2001Information Book Award, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Short-Listed
2001Our Choice - Starred Selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Winner
2001Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association Winner
2000Parents’ Choice Recommended Winner
Adventures with the Vikings
2004Red Cedar Book Award Short-Listed
2003Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award Winner
2003Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association Short-Listed
2002Our Choice - Starred Selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Winner
Big City Otto
2012Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Winner
2012Joe Shuster Dragon Award Short-Listed
Discover the Stars
2007Information Book Award, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Short-Listed
Drumheller Dinosaur Dance
2006Chocolate Lily Book Award Short-Listed
2005Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award Short-Listed
2005Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association Winner
2005Childrens’ Choices, International Reading Association Short-Listed
2005Great Book Award, Canada Toy Testing Council Winner
2005Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award Short-Listed
2005Shinning Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice Short-Listed
Farm Team, The
2008Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association Short-Listed
2007Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award Short-Listed
2007Chocolate Lily Book Award Short-Listed
2007Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award Short-Listed
2006Best Bets - Top 10 Canadian Children’s Books, Ontario Library Association Winner
Stanley at Sea
2009Best Bet for Children and Teens, Ontario Library Association Winner
2009Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Winner
2009Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association Short-Listed
2009Chocolate Lily Book Award Short-Listed
2009Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize Short-Listed
2009Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award Short-Listed
Stanley’s Beauty Contest
2010Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Winner
2010Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association Short-Listed
2010Chocolate Lily Book Award Short-Listed
2010Shining Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice Award Short-Listed
2009Book of the Year, Foreword Magazine Short-Listed
Stanley’s Little Sister
2012Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association Short-Listed
2012Chocolate Lily Book Award Winner
2011Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Winner
2011Best Children Books of the Year, Bank Street Children’s Book Committee Winner
2011Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Short-Listed
2010Best Bets Picture Book, Ontario Library Association Winner
Stanley’s Party
2007Ministry of Education Time to Read Winner
2006California Library Association Young Reader Medal Short-Listed
2006Child Magazine Best Children’s Book Award Winner
2006SMART Award Winner
2005Chocolate Lily Award Winner
2005Georgia Picture Storybook Award Winner
2005Shining Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice Awards Winner
2004Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award Winner
2004Best Bets, Ontario Library Association Winner
2004Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association Winner
2004Book of the Year Award – Silver Medal, ForeWord Magazine Winner
2004Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize Winner
2004Tiny Torgi Literary Award, Canadian National Institute for the Blind Winner
2004Zena Sutherland Award for Children’s Literature Winner
Stanley’s Wild Ride
2008California Library Association Young Reader Medal Winner
2007Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association Short-Listed
2007Children’s Literature Award, Canadian Children’s Book Centre and TD Bank Financial Canadian Short-Listed
2007Chocolate Lily Book Award Short-Listed
2006Best Bets - Top 10 Canadian Children’s Books, Ontario Library Association Winner
2006Book of the Year Award – Gold Medal, ForeWord Magazine Winner
Strictest School in the World, The
2006Book of the Year Award – Bronze Medal, ForeWord Magazine Winner
Transformed
2008Red Cedar Book Award Winner
2007Alberta Children’s Choice Rocky Mountain Book Award Short-Listed
2007Great Book of the Year, Canadian Toy Testing Council Winner
2006Independant Publisher Book Award Short-Listed
2006Information Book Award, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Short-Listed
2006Norma Fleck Award, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Winner
Bill Slavin
Author/Illustrator
Bill Slavin
Bill Slavin was born February 12, 1959, in Belleville, Ontario, the seventh of eight children. He illustrated his first book, The Adventures of Zok the Caveman, when he was seven. It was published in an edition of one. He has been writing and illustrating ever since. He has illustrated over sixty children’s books, fiction and non-fiction, including Stanley’s Party by Linda Bailey, winner of the 2004 Blue Spruce Award, the B.C. Book Prize Christie Harris Illustrated Book Award and the Canadian Librarian Association’s Amelia Frances Howard Gibbon Illustrator’s Medal.
He has also illustrated The Cat Came Back, The Bear on the Bed by Ruth Miller and the Good Times Travel Agency series by Linda Bailey. In 1995 he wrote and illustrated his own book, The Stone Lion. He lives in the village of Millbrook, Ontario, with his wife, Esperança Melo, who is also an artist and the co-illustrator of Drumheller Dinosaur Dance, winner of the 2005 Blue Spruce Award. They have lived and worked in this community since 1990.

Picture Books
  • Drumheller Dinosaur Dance, 2004
    Illustrator
  • The Farm Team, 2006
    Illustrator
  • Stanley at Sea, 2008
    Illustrator
  • Stanley's Beauty Contest, 2009
    Illustrator
  • Stanley's Little Sister, 2010
    Illustrator
  • Stanley's Party, 2003
    Illustrator
  • Stanley's Wild Ride, 2006
    Illustrator

Non-Fiction
  • Adventures in Ancient China, 2003
    Illustrator
  • Adventures in Ancient Egypt, 2000
    Illustrator
  • Adventures in Ancient Greece, 2002
    Illustrator
  • Adventures in the Ice Age, 2004
    Illustrator
  • Adventures in the Middle Ages, 2000
    Illustrator
  • Adventures with the Vikings, 2001
    Illustrator
  • Shapes in Math, Science and Nature, 2014
    Illustrator
  • Transformed, 2005
    Author/Illustrator

Novels
  • Bogbrush the Barbarian, 2010
    Illustrator
  • The Faceless Fiend, 2007
    Illustrator
  • The Island of Mad Scientists, 2008
    Illustrator
  • The Strictest School in the World, 2006
    Illustrator

Early Chapter Books
  • Big City Otto, 2011
    Author/Illustrator
  • Big Top Otto, 2013
    Author/Illustrator

First Readers
  • Discover Space Rocks, 2006
    Illustrator


Adventures in Ancient China
2004Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize Short-Listed
2004Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association Short-Listed
2003Best Bets, Ontario Library Association Winner
Adventures in Ancient Egypt
2001Our Choice - Starred Selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Winner
Adventures in Ancient Greece
2005Red Cedar Book Award Short-Listed
2004Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award Short-Listed
2003Information Book Award, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Short-Listed
Adventures in the Ice Age
2006Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award Short-Listed
Adventures in the Middle Ages
2003Red Cedar Book Award Winner
2001Information Book Award, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Short-Listed
2001Our Choice - Starred Selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Winner
2001Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association Winner
2000Parents’ Choice Recommended Winner
Adventures with the Vikings
2004Red Cedar Book Award Short-Listed
2003Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award Winner
2003Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association Short-Listed
2002Our Choice - Starred Selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Winner
Big City Otto
2012Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Winner
2012Joe Shuster Dragon Award Short-Listed
Discover the Stars
2007Information Book Award, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Short-Listed
Drumheller Dinosaur Dance
2006Chocolate Lily Book Award Short-Listed
2005Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award Short-Listed
2005Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association Winner
2005Childrens’ Choices, International Reading Association Short-Listed
2005Great Book Award, Canada Toy Testing Council Winner
2005Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award Short-Listed
2005Shinning Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice Short-Listed
Farm Team, The
2008Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association Short-Listed
2007Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award Short-Listed
2007Chocolate Lily Book Award Short-Listed
2007Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award Short-Listed
2006Best Bets - Top 10 Canadian Children’s Books, Ontario Library Association Winner
Stanley at Sea
2009Best Bet for Children and Teens, Ontario Library Association Winner
2009Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Winner
2009Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association Short-Listed
2009Chocolate Lily Book Award Short-Listed
2009Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize Short-Listed
2009Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award Short-Listed
Stanley’s Beauty Contest
2010Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Winner
2010Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association Short-Listed
2010Chocolate Lily Book Award Short-Listed
2010Shining Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice Award Short-Listed
2009Book of the Year, Foreword Magazine Short-Listed
Stanley’s Little Sister
2012Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association Short-Listed
2012Chocolate Lily Book Award Winner
2011Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Winner
2011Best Children Books of the Year, Bank Street Children’s Book Committee Winner
2011Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Short-Listed
2010Best Bets Picture Book, Ontario Library Association Winner
Stanley’s Party
2007Ministry of Education Time to Read Winner
2006California Library Association Young Reader Medal Short-Listed
2006Child Magazine Best Children’s Book Award Winner
2006SMART Award Winner
2005Chocolate Lily Award Winner
2005Georgia Picture Storybook Award Winner
2005Shining Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice Awards Winner
2004Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award Winner
2004Best Bets, Ontario Library Association Winner
2004Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association Winner
2004Book of the Year Award – Silver Medal, ForeWord Magazine Winner
2004Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize Winner
2004Tiny Torgi Literary Award, Canadian National Institute for the Blind Winner
2004Zena Sutherland Award for Children’s Literature Winner
Stanley’s Wild Ride
2008California Library Association Young Reader Medal Winner
2007Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association Short-Listed
2007Children’s Literature Award, Canadian Children’s Book Centre and TD Bank Financial Canadian Short-Listed
2007Chocolate Lily Book Award Short-Listed
2006Best Bets - Top 10 Canadian Children’s Books, Ontario Library Association Winner
2006Book of the Year Award – Gold Medal, ForeWord Magazine Winner
Strictest School in the World, The
2006Book of the Year Award – Bronze Medal, ForeWord Magazine Winner
Transformed
2008Red Cedar Book Award Winner
2007Alberta Children’s Choice Rocky Mountain Book Award Short-Listed
2007Great Book of the Year, Canadian Toy Testing Council Winner
2006Independant Publisher Book Award Short-Listed
2006Information Book Award, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Short-Listed
2006Norma Fleck Award, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Winner
Bill Slavin
Author/Illustrator
Bill Slavin
Bill Slavin was born February 12, 1959, in Belleville, Ontario, the seventh of eight children. He illustrated his first book, The Adventures of Zok the Caveman, when he was seven. It was published in an edition of one. He has been writing and illustrating ever since. He has illustrated over sixty children’s books, fiction and non-fiction, including Stanley’s Party by Linda Bailey, winner of the 2004 Blue Spruce Award, the B.C. Book Prize Christie Harris Illustrated Book Award and the Canadian Librarian Association’s Amelia Frances Howard Gibbon Illustrator’s Medal.
He has also illustrated The Cat Came Back, The Bear on the Bed by Ruth Miller and the Good Times Travel Agency series by Linda Bailey. In 1995 he wrote and illustrated his own book, The Stone Lion. He lives in the village of Millbrook, Ontario, with his wife, Esperança Melo, who is also an artist and the co-illustrator of Drumheller Dinosaur Dance, winner of the 2005 Blue Spruce Award. They have lived and worked in this community since 1990.

Picture Books
  • Drumheller Dinosaur Dance, 2004
    Illustrator
  • The Farm Team, 2006
    Illustrator
  • Stanley at Sea, 2008
    Illustrator
  • Stanley's Beauty Contest, 2009
    Illustrator
  • Stanley's Little Sister, 2010
    Illustrator
  • Stanley's Party, 2003
    Illustrator
  • Stanley's Wild Ride, 2006
    Illustrator

Non-Fiction
  • Adventures in Ancient China, 2003
    Illustrator
  • Adventures in Ancient Egypt, 2000
    Illustrator
  • Adventures in Ancient Greece, 2002
    Illustrator
  • Adventures in the Ice Age, 2004
    Illustrator
  • Adventures in the Middle Ages, 2000
    Illustrator
  • Adventures with the Vikings, 2001
    Illustrator
  • Shapes in Math, Science and Nature, 2014
    Illustrator
  • Transformed, 2005
    Author/Illustrator

Novels
  • Bogbrush the Barbarian, 2010
    Illustrator
  • The Faceless Fiend, 2007
    Illustrator
  • The Island of Mad Scientists, 2008
    Illustrator
  • The Strictest School in the World, 2006
    Illustrator

Early Chapter Books
  • Big City Otto, 2011
    Author/Illustrator
  • Big Top Otto, 2013
    Author/Illustrator

First Readers
  • Discover Space Rocks, 2006
    Illustrator


Adventures in Ancient China
2004Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize Short-Listed
2004Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association Short-Listed
2003Best Bets, Ontario Library Association Winner
Adventures in Ancient Egypt
2001Our Choice - Starred Selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Winner
Adventures in Ancient Greece
2005Red Cedar Book Award Short-Listed
2004Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award Short-Listed
2003Information Book Award, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Short-Listed
Adventures in the Ice Age
2006Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award Short-Listed
Adventures in the Middle Ages
2003Red Cedar Book Award Winner
2001Information Book Award, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Short-Listed
2001Our Choice - Starred Selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Winner
2001Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association Winner
2000Parents’ Choice Recommended Winner
Adventures with the Vikings
2004Red Cedar Book Award Short-Listed
2003Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award Winner
2003Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association Short-Listed
2002Our Choice - Starred Selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Winner
Big City Otto
2012Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Winner
2012Joe Shuster Dragon Award Short-Listed
Discover the Stars
2007Information Book Award, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Short-Listed
Drumheller Dinosaur Dance
2006Chocolate Lily Book Award Short-Listed
2005Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award Short-Listed
2005Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association Winner
2005Childrens’ Choices, International Reading Association Short-Listed
2005Great Book Award, Canada Toy Testing Council Winner
2005Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award Short-Listed
2005Shinning Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice Short-Listed
Farm Team, The
2008Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association Short-Listed
2007Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award Short-Listed
2007Chocolate Lily Book Award Short-Listed
2007Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award Short-Listed
2006Best Bets - Top 10 Canadian Children’s Books, Ontario Library Association Winner
Stanley at Sea
2009Best Bet for Children and Teens, Ontario Library Association Winner
2009Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Winner
2009Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association Short-Listed
2009Chocolate Lily Book Award Short-Listed
2009Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize Short-Listed
2009Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award Short-Listed
Stanley’s Beauty Contest
2010Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Winner
2010Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association Short-Listed
2010Chocolate Lily Book Award Short-Listed
2010Shining Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice Award Short-Listed
2009Book of the Year, Foreword Magazine Short-Listed
Stanley’s Little Sister
2012Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association Short-Listed
2012Chocolate Lily Book Award Winner
2011Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Winner
2011Best Children Books of the Year, Bank Street Children’s Book Committee Winner
2011Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Short-Listed
2010Best Bets Picture Book, Ontario Library Association Winner
Stanley’s Party
2007Ministry of Education Time to Read Winner
2006California Library Association Young Reader Medal Short-Listed
2006Child Magazine Best Children’s Book Award Winner
2006SMART Award Winner
2005Chocolate Lily Award Winner
2005Georgia Picture Storybook Award Winner
2005Shining Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice Awards Winner
2004Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award Winner
2004Best Bets, Ontario Library Association Winner
2004Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association Winner
2004Book of the Year Award – Silver Medal, ForeWord Magazine Winner
2004Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize Winner
2004Tiny Torgi Literary Award, Canadian National Institute for the Blind Winner
2004Zena Sutherland Award for Children’s Literature Winner
Stanley’s Wild Ride
2008California Library Association Young Reader Medal Winner
2007Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association Short-Listed
2007Children’s Literature Award, Canadian Children’s Book Centre and TD Bank Financial Canadian Short-Listed
2007Chocolate Lily Book Award Short-Listed
2006Best Bets - Top 10 Canadian Children’s Books, Ontario Library Association Winner
2006Book of the Year Award – Gold Medal, ForeWord Magazine Winner
Strictest School in the World, The
2006Book of the Year Award – Bronze Medal, ForeWord Magazine Winner
Transformed
2008Red Cedar Book Award Winner
2007Alberta Children’s Choice Rocky Mountain Book Award Short-Listed
2007Great Book of the Year, Canadian Toy Testing Council Winner
2006Independant Publisher Book Award Short-Listed
2006Information Book Award, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Short-Listed
2006Norma Fleck Award, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Winner
 
Books by Bill Slavin have been the recipients of the following awards: