Bill Slavin - Illustrator

Bill Slavin was born on February 12, 1959, in Belleville, Ontario, as the seventh of eight children. He illustrated his first book, “The Adventures of Zok the Caveman,” when he was seven years old. It was published in an edition of one. He has been writing and illustrating ever since. He has illustrated over one hundred children's books, fiction and nonfiction, including Stanley's Party by Linda Bailey, winner of the 2004 Blue Spruce Award, the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award.

He also co-wrote (with his brother Jim Slavin) and illustrated Transformed: How Everyday Things Are Made, which won the Norma Fleck Award as well as the Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award in 2006. In 2014, he completed his Elephants Never Forget graphic novel trilogy, fulfilling a lifetime desire to return to the world of comic books that he had inhabited in his youth.

Bill 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.

Adventures in Ancient Greece

2005 - Red Cedar Book Award, Short-listed
2004 - Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award, Short-listed
2003 - Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, Short-listed

Big City Otto

2012 - Joe Shuster Dragon Award, Short-listed
2012 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

Big Star Otto

2015 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

Drumheller Dinosaur Dance

2006 - Chocolate Lily Book Award, Short-listed
2005 - Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award, Short-listed
2005 - Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award, Short-listed
2005 - Shinning Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice, Short-listed
2005 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Winner
2005 - Great Book Award, Canada Toy Testing Council, Winner
2005 - Childrens' Choices, International Reading Association, Short-listed

Hot on the Trail in Ancient Egypt

2018 - Best Books for Kids and Teens, The Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

Shapes in Math, Science and Nature

2015 - Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, Short-listed

Stanley at School

2017 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2015 - 2015 Elizabeth-Mrazik Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award, IBBY, Short-listed

Stanley at Sea

2009 - Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2009 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2009 - Best Bet for Children and Teens, Ontario Library Association, Winner
2009 - Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize, Short-listed
2009 - Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award, Short-listed
2009 - Chocolate Lily Book Award, Short-listed

Stanley's Beauty Contest

2010 - Shining Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Award, Short-listed
2010 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2010 - Chocolate Lily Book Award, Short-listed
2010 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2009 - Book of the Year, ForeWord Magazine, Short-listed

Stanley's Little Sister

2012 - Chocolate Lily Book Award, Winner
2012 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2011 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2011 - Best Children Books of the Year, Bank Street Children's Book Committee, Winner
2011 - Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Short-listed
2010 - Best Bets Picture Book, Ontario Library Association, Winner

Stanley's Party

2011 - Patricia Gallagher Picture Book Award, Oregon Reading Association, Short-listed
2007 - Ministry of Education Time to Read, Winner
2006 - California Library Association Young Reader Medal, Short-listed
2006 - SMART Award, Winner
2006 - Child Magazine Best Children's Book Award, Winner
2005 - Shining Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Awards, Winner
2005 - Georgia Picture Storybook Award, Winner
2005 - Chocolate Lily Award, Winner
2004 - Book of the Year Award - Silver Medal, ForeWord Magazine, Winner
2004 - Zena Sutherland Award for Children's Literature, Winner
2004 - Tiny Torgi Literary Award, Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Winner
2004 - Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, Winner
2004 - Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize, Winner
2004 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Winner
2004 - Best Bets, Ontario Library Association, Winner

Stanley's Wild Ride

2009 - Patricia Gallagher Picture Book Award, Oregon Reading Association, Winner
2008 - California Library Association Young Reader Medal, Winner
2007 - Chocolate Lily Book Award, Short-listed
2007 - Children's Literature Award, Canadian Children's Book Centre and TD Bank Financial Canadian, Short-listed
2007 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2006 - Book of the Year Award - Gold Medal, ForeWord Magazine, Winner
2006 - Best Bets - Top 10 Canadian Children's Books, Ontario Library Association, Winner

Transformed

2008 - Red Cedar Book Award, Winner
2007 - Great Book of the Year, Canadian Toy Testing Council, Winner
2007 - Alberta Children's Choice Rocky Mountain Book Award, Short-listed
2006 - Independant Publisher Book Award, Short-listed
2006 - Norma Fleck Award, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2006 - Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, Short-listed

Trash Revolution

2019 - Red Maple Nonfiction Award, Ontario Library Association, Nominated
2019 - Middle Grades Science Book Award, AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books, Finalist
2018 - Eureka! Nonfiction Children's Book Award, California Reading Association, Honor Book
2018 - Best Books for Kids and Teens, The Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner