I’m excited to be visiting North Bay and Parry Sound at the end of April as the Ontario Library Association brings Forest of Reading nominees to these communities, all part of the Festival of Trees. And I’ll be at Harbourfront on May 15 with the other Silver Birch Fiction, Non-Fiction and Express nominees. In my workshops, I’ll be sharing my enthusiasm with students for creating story worlds using historical photos.(North Bay: April 28 and 29, Parry Sound: April 30 and May 1) Read all the nominated titles, and remember to vote!
Check out the awesome trailer created by the Grades 6 to 8 students at Linden Meadows School in Winnipeg, Manitoba for the 2014 Manitoba Young Readers Choice Awards. Tremendous creativity and imagination in bringing the books to life! Great to have Yesterday’s Dead so beautifully rendered!
The 2013 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Awards galas in October were a fantastic celebration of Canadian writing for children and young people. TD and the Canadian Children’s Book Centre did a terrific job making everyone – authors, illustrators, publishers, librarians, jury members and special guests – feel welcome. For this nominated author, seeing the cover of Yesterday’s Dead up on the big screen and hearing the jury’s comments read to the audience was especially thrilling. Check out this year’s winners and make sure you recommend the nominated books to the special young people in your life. We all win when kids are hooked on reading!