In 2007 Vancouver illustrator Julie Morstad became the co-recipient of the $10,000 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award for When You Were Small (Simply Read Books 2006) with text by Sarah O'Leary. The Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award honours excellence in the illustrated picture book format, for children aged 3 to 6.

She won the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize in 2012 for When I Was Small (Simply Read Books, 2012) and again in 2014 for How To (Simply Read Books, 2013). These were followed by her illustrations for Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova (Chronicle 2015). Morstad was shortlisted for a Christie Harris illustrated children's literature prize for This is Sadie (Tundra 2015) written by Sara O'Leary.

Morstad illustrated "House of Dreams" (Candlewick 2018) $19.95 978-0-76366-057-4

[BCBW 2016] "Illustration"