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.