June 12, 2020
Why are Canadian kids’ books so darn good? (And they are!)
We Canadians are pretty good at downplaying our accomplishments. “Cutting down the tall poppies” and “familiarity breeds contempt” should perhaps be emblazoned on our coins and flag.So it may ...
June 09, 2020
Kids Club: Cary Fagan and Milan Pavlovic on The Creative Process Behind Their Gorgeous New Picture Book
The young protagonist of award-winning author Cary Fagan's new picture book Son of Happy (Groundwood) might be the only little boy who doesn't like birthday parties.Why, you ask? His father, a professional ...
January 20, 2020
Canadian Illustrator Isabelle Arsenault Shortlisted for Hans Christian Andersen Award
No stranger to awards already, esteemed Montreal-based illustrator Isabelle Arsenault has been shortlisted for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, widely considered the most prestigious prize in children's ...
January 02, 2020
The Lucky Seven Interview: Robert Reid Talks Fly-Fishing and Connecting to Nature
For human beings, forging a real connection with nature can be essential to our understanding of not only ourselves, but our place within the planet on which we live. Spending time in the quiet isolation ...
December 11, 2019
The Lucky Seven Interview: George A. Walker Updates 'The Hunting of the Snark' with a Modern Twist
Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark centres around a gang of fools on a haphazard adventure to track the mythical beast known only as The Snark. Following Bellman, their reckless leader, they embark ...
January 31, 2011
On Illustrating, with Jon Klassen
Jon Klassen, winner of the 2010 Governor General's Literary Award for Illustration, talks to Open Book about his prize-winning (and heart-warming) illustrations for Cats' Night Out (Simon & Schuster) ...