books

  • Together
  • Rainbows in the Dark
  • Mom and Mum are getting Married!
  • Hush
  • Someone is Reading This Book
  • Lights for Gita
  • Roses for Gita
  • A Gift for Gita
  • Clouds on the Mountain
  • The Watcher
  • Winning the Girl of the Sea
  • Out on the Ice in the Middle of the Bay
  • Jessica and the Lost Stories
  • Together by Hazel Hutchins, art by Alice Priestley

    Together

    by Hazel Hutchins, Annick Press 2009

    A child’s-eye view of keeping it all together.

    “Vivid and colourful, the pictures complement the text and will give great pleasure to reader and listener alike” — CM Magazine

    Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Best Books 2010

    Canadian Toy Testing Council, Great Books for Children, 2011

    The Edmonton Journal, 2011 Best Toys List, Book Category

  • Rainbows in the Dark by Jan Coates, illustrated by Alice Priestley

    Rainbows in the Dark

    by Jan Coates, Second Story Press 2005

    Abby lends a helping eye to blind Joanna as she chooses a special outfit in the second hand store.

    “Priestley’s colourful and detailed illustrations draw the eye, her realistic pictures closely harmonizing with the text.” — Quill & Quire

    Canadian Children’s Book Centre “Our Choice” 2006

  • Mom and Mum are getting Married! by Ken Setterington, illustrated by Alice Priestley

    Mom and Mum
    are getting Married!

    by Ken Setterington, Second Story Press 2004

    A joyful celebration of love and family in a changing world.

    “Her paintings have perfectly caught the joyous mood which pervades the narrative.”
    — CM Magazine

    Canadian Children’s Book Centre “Our Choice” 2006

    Cooperative Children’s Book Center, University of Wisconsin, Choices 2005

  • Hush by Anna Strauss, illustrated by Alice Priestley

    Hush

    by Anna Strauss, Key Porter Books 2002
    In the U.S. as Hush, Mama Loves You Walker & Company 2002

    A mother’s soothing words offer comfort for every hurt.

    “Through the intertwining of arms and the tilt of heads, Priestley gives the connection between Sara and her mother depth and poignancy.” — Publishers Weekly

    Canadian Children’s Book Centre “Our Choice” 2003

  • Someone is Reading This Book by Alice Priestley

    Someone is Reading This Book

    by Alice Priestley, Annick Press 1998

    The telling of a fairy tale goes terribly wrong...

    “Toronto writer-illustrator Alice Priestley has created a postmodern tale within a fairy tale... the illustrations... are beguiling.” — Maclean’s

    “A delightful flight of fancy.” — Ottawa Citizen

  • Lights for Gita by Rachna Gilmore, illustrated by Alice Priestley

    Lights for Gita

    by Rachna Gilmore Second Story Press 1994

    Gita celebrates Divali in her new home in Canada.

    “delicately shaded illustrations in bright colors”
    — Booklist - American Library Association

    Canadian Children’s Book Centre “Our Choice” 1995-1996

    American Bookseller Pick of the List

    CBC This Morning Children’s Book Panel choice

  • Roses for Gita by Rachna Gilmore, illustrated by Alice Priestley

    Roses for Gita

    by Rachna Gilmore, Second Story Press 1996

    Gita’s grumpy neighbour has a beautiful garden that reminds Gita of her grandmother’s garden in India.

    “Alice Priestley... conveys the glory of Mr Flinch’s garden, and her flowers are anatomically correct, right down to the Explorer rose.” — Quill & Quire

    Canadian Children’s Book Centre “Our Choice” 1997-1998

  • A Gift for Gita by Rachna Gilmore, illustrated by Alice Priestley

    A Gift for Gita

    by Rachna Gilmore, Second Story Press 1998

    During her grandmother’s visit, Gita learns that her family might return to India and then realizes that she is already home.

    Canadian Children’s Book Centre “Our Choice” 1999-2000

  • Clouds on the Mountain by Emilie Smith-Ayala, illustrated by Alice Priestley

    Clouds on the Mountain

    by Emilie Smith-Ayala, Annick Press 1996

    A family’s outing on the mountain turns into a scary adventure when their picnic is interrupted by a raging thunder storm.

    “Alice Priestley deftly pictures the joys and terrors of the day, and the subtle emotional interplay between the participants.” — Quill & Quire

  • The Watcher by Brenda Silsbe, illustrated by Alice Priestley

    The Watcher

    by Brenda Silsbe, Annick Press 1995

    George is a boy who notices everything...

    “The Watcher’s illustrations by Alice Priestley are finely textured and have a real feeling of depth.” — Edmonton Sun

    Canadian Children’s Book Centre “Our Choice” 1996-1997

  • Winning the Girl of the Sea by Brenda Silsbe, art by Alice Priestley

    Winning the Girl of the Sea

    by Brenda Silsbe, Annick Press 1994

    A fantastical story of a nameless girl who washes up on a beach.

    “Priestley’s coloured-pencil drawings are flowing and delicate, well suited to the ethereal nature of the story.” — The Sunday Daily News, Halifax

    Canadian Children’s Book Centre “Our Choice” 1995-1996

  • Out on the Ice in the Middle of the Bay by Peter Cumming, illustrated by Alice Priestley

    Out on the Ice in the
    Middle of the Bay

    by Peter Cumming, Annick Press 1993
    10th Anniversary Edition 2004
    Third edition released 2012

    A little girl and a polar bear cub meet on the ice...

    Canadian Children’s Book Centre “Our Choice” 1994

    Canadian Library Association Notable Book

    short-list: Mr Christie’s Book Award

    short-list: Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award

  • Jessica and the Lost Stories by Jenny Nelson, illustrated by Alice Priestley

    Jessica and the Lost Stories

    by Jenny Nelson, Gage Educational Publishing Company 1992

    Jessica’s stories have wandered away and she must travel to the moon to find them.

    “The softly muted illustrations complement the text and draw you into the story’s imaginary world.” — CM Magazine

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Out on the Ice in the
Middle of the Bay

Out on the Ice in the Middle of the Bay by Peter Cumming, art by Alice Priestley

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