Kit Pearson received the 11th annual Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence in 2014. [See press release and acceptance speech below]

Kit Pearson was born in Edmonton in 1947. She attended UBC and worked as a children's librarian in St. Catherines, North York and Burnaby for ten years prior to receiving the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award, the Mr. Christie's Book Award and the Geoffrey Bilson for Historical Fiction for Young People Prize for The Sky Is Falling (1989), the first of three novels about two English children evacuated to Canada to escape the bombing of World War II. Looking at the Moon (1991) and The Lights Go On Again (1993) complete the trilogy.

Pearson's A Handful of Time (1987) won a Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award and was preceded a year earlier by her first book, The Daring Game.

BOOKS:

Be My Love (HarperCollins 2019) $14.99 978-1-44344-402-6
The Magic Boat (Orca 2019) $19.95 978-1-4-59814325 hard cover. Illustrations by Gabrielle Grimmand
A Perfect Gentle Knight (Penguin $20) 0-670-06682-6, 2007
This Land, Anthology Editor. Toronto: Penguin, 1998.
The Guests of War Trilogy. Toronto: Penguin, 1998.
Awake and Dreaming. Toronto: Penguin Books Canada Limited, 1996.
The Lights Go On Again. Toronto: Penguin Books Canada Limited, 1993; Puffin Classics, 2014.
Looking at the Moon. Toronto: Penguin Books Canada Limited, 1991; Puffin Classics, 2014.
The Singing Basket (Illustrated by Ann Blades). Groundwood, 1990.
The Sky is Falling. Toronto: Penguin Books Canada Limited, 1989; Puffin Classics, 2014.
A Handful of Time. Toronto: Penguin Books Canada Limited, 1987.
The Daring Game. Toronto: Penguin Books Canada Limited, 1986.

[Alan Twigg / BCBW 2018] "Kidlit"