Dušan Petričić - Author/Illustrator


Dušan Petričić is an award-winning children’s book designer and illustrator whose books include Bagels from Benny, The Enormous Potato and In the Tree House. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.


  • In the Tree House

    2014 - Best Books of the Year for Children and Young Adults, Bank Street Children's Book Committee, Winner

    2014 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Commended

    2014 - Jean Throop Book Award, Municipal Chapter of Toronto IODE, Winner

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

    2014 - TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, CBC Fan Choice Award, Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards, Winner

    2013 - Book of the Year 2013: Books for Young People, Quill & Quire, Winner

  • Bagels from Benny

    2005 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed

    2004 - Canadian Jewish Book Award, The Society of School Librarians International, Winner

    2004 - International Book Awards, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed

    2004 - Mr. Christie Book Award, , Runner-up

    2004 - National Jewish Book Award, , Short-listed

    2004 - Toronto IODE Book Award, , Winner

    2003 - Best Bets, , Winner

    2003 - Sydney Taylor Book Award, , Winner

  • Bone Button Borscht

    1998 - IBBY Honour List, illustration, The International Board on Books for Young People, Winner

    1997 - Junior Library Guild Selection, CNIB Library for the Blind, Winner

    1997 - Tiny Torgi Literary Award, Alcuin Society, Commended

    1996 - Book Design Award, Canadian School Library Association and Canadian Association of Children’s Librarians, Winner

    1995 - Notable Canadian Fiction for Children, , Winner

  • The Enormous Potato

    1999 - Palmares des livres preferes des jeunes (Children’s Favourite Books), Communication-Jeunesse, Winner

    1999 - Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media Award, , Winner

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