Gabrielle Grimard

Gabrielle Grimard

Gabrielle Grimard transformed her love of design into a career in illustration over the course of her studies at Concordia University and the University of Quebec. In 2018, Gabrielle’s picture book Stolen Words won the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award and was a finalist for the TD Canadian Children’s Book Award. Not My Girl was a USBBY Outstanding International Book. Gabrielle’s 2020 picture book The Library Bus is a finalist for the 2021 Governor General’s Literary Awards. Her creativity has been applied to children’s publishing, advertising, and educational contexts.

Gabrielle also contributed to A World of Mindfulness (2020) in collaboration with 13 other Pajama Press illustrators.

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Books By Gabrielle Grimard

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A World of Mindfulness

From the creators of A World of Kindness, a meditative sensory picture book with arresting art from fourteen illustrators featuring several award-winning artists like Scot Ritchie, Suzanne Del Rizzo, and many more. Now in paperback!

By Erin Alladin & Suzanne Del Rizzo & Rebecca Bender & Gabrielle Grimard & Tara Anderson & François Thisdale & Scot Ritchie & Miki Sato & Tamara Campeau & Emma Pedersen & Carmen Mok & Aino Anto & Sue Macartney & Amélie Dubois & Andrea Blinick

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Cocoa Magic

In a story where empathy and generosity shine as much as the tempered chocolates, eight-year-old Daniel learns from his chocolatier great-uncle and discovers how much comfort a small act of kindness can bring

By Sandra Bradley & Gabrielle Grimard

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If You See a Bluebird

A bluebird provides solace and a special wish for former refugee Ali as he learns to embrace a different definition of home. From the author of The Library Bus and A Sky-Blue Bench. 

By Bahram Rahman & Gabrielle Grimard

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Nutcracker Night

Discover the sights, sounds, and magic of a night at the ballet that will prepare even the youngest of children for their first theatrical experience.

By Mireille Messier & Gabrielle Grimard

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The Library Bus

Inspired by Kabul, Afghanistan’s first library bus and coloured by family memories, a touching snapshot of one innovative way girls received education in a country disrupted by war

By Bahram Rahman & Gabrielle Grimard

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