News, UpdateS and appearances

Crystal Kite Award

May 2016 - Katherine Gibson and co-author Margriet Ruurs have been named winners of the prestigious 2106 Crystal Kite Awards for A Brush Full of Colour. The book was selected from among hundreds of others as the finest children's book in Canada for 2016. These awards are international and given to the best book in several countries. 

Comox Valley Echo (newspaper)

November 27, 2015 - Katherine is interviewed by Marry Lee, Owner/Director MGG Communications & Consulting Inc. for this British Columbia newspaper. Please click here to see that interview.

CBC Podcast

November 14, 2015 - North by Northwest Podcast - Katherine met with Sheryl McKay, host of CBC's North By Northwest and students of St. George's Junior School in Vancouver. Please click here to listen to a portion of that interview.


Awards and Honours:

A Brush Full of Colour is this year's winner of the Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada’s Information Book Award, which recognizes excellence in Canadian publishing of children’s nonfiction. It was also finalist for the prestigious TD Canadian Children's Book Award.

* 2016 Crystal Kite Award

2016 Rocky Mountain Book Award nominee

2016 OLA Forest of Reading Silver Birch Non-Fiction Award nominee

2015 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award Shortlist

2015 Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award nominee

* 2015 Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award nominee

2015–2016 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Award nominee

2015 Spring Best Books for Kids & Teens Starred Selection

2014 OLA Best Bet

* Winner