The Canadian Section of IBBY, the International Board on Books for Young People, offers an award in memory of Elizabeth Cleaver for the best Canadian picture book. Presented to the illustrator.
1996: Janet Wilson, Selina and the Bear Paw Quilt (Text: Barbara Smucker)
1995: Murray Kimber, Josepha: A Prairie Boy's Story (Text: Jim McGugan)
1994: Leo Yerxa, Last Leaf First Snowflake to Fall
1993: Barbara Reid, Two by Two
1992: Ron Lightburn, Waiting for the Whales (Text: Sheryl McFarlane)
1991: Paul Morin, The Orphan Boy (Text: Tololwa Mollel)
1990: Ian Wallace, The Name of the Tree (Text: Celia Baker Lottridge)
1989: Eric Beddows, Night Cars (Text: Teddy Jam)
1988: Stéphane Poulin, Can You Catch Josephine?
1987: Barbara Reid, Have You Seen Birds? (Text: Joanne Oppenheim)
1986: Anne Blades. By the Sea