Geneviève Côté - Author/Illustrator

As a child, Geneviève loved to draw and to make up stories about her pet mouse Calamity Jane. So no one in her family was much surprised when she went on to become an illustrator --- and sometimes writer --- of children's books.

She has illustrated a number of books for children of all ages, and is also the author-illustrator of the Mr.King series and the Piggy and Bunny series, both published by Kids Can Press.

She has won several awards, including the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award in 2012 and the Governor General's Literary Award for Illustration in 2007.

Geneviève lives in Montreal, and although she doesn't have any pets, she feeds her neighbors' cats secretly.

Me and You

2010 - Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, Canadian Library Association, Short-listed
2010 - Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Short-listed
2010 - Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities, IBBY, Winner
2010 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2009 - Book of the Year, ForeWord Magazine, Short-listed

Mr. King's Castle

2014 - Shining Willow Award, The Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Award, Short-listed

Mr. King's Machine

2017 - Green Earth Book Award, The Nature Generation, Long-listed

Mr. King's Things

2013 - Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, Canadian Library Association, Short-listed
2013 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2013 - Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street Children's Book Committee, Winner

Starring Me and You

2015 - Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards, Ontario Arts Council, Short-listed
2014 - 2014 OLA Best Bet List for Children, OLA's Canadian Materials Committee, Winner

The Lady of Shalott

2006 - Books for the Teen Age List, New York Public Library, Winner
2005 - Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award, International Board on Books for Young People, Winner

What Elephant?

2007 - Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, Short-listed
2006 - Best Bets - Top 10 Canadian Children's Books, Ontario Library Association, Winner

Without You

2012 - Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2012 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner