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John Sobol on Being an 'Existential' Kids Writer, Appreciating Life, and Connecting With His Audience
Born (Groundwood), author, poet, and musician John Sobol's newest picture book, dives into an experience that bonds us all yet is discussed relatively rarely: that of our own birth. Told through a lyrical ...
June 18, 2020
Sue Macartney on Loving Yourself, Funny Birds, and Her Favourite Writing Partner
Benjamin, the central character in author and illustrator Sue Macartney's new picture book Benjamin's Blue Feet (Pajama Press), is a blue-footed booby — a seabird native to the South Pacific. While ...
June 11, 2020
Kids' Club: Marsha Skrypuch on the Real-Life Hero Behind Her New Book
Author Marsha Skrypuch's Sky of Bombs, Sky of Stars (Pajama Press) traces a young girl's harrowing journey from war-torn Vietnam to the alien suburbs of Southern Ontario.Tasked with caring for the babies ...
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 ...
June 02, 2020
June Writer-in-Residence Helaine Becker on Her Feminist Origin Story, Writing for Kids, and Her Inspiring New Book
If you're a fan of children's publishing, it's very likely you've heard of Helaine Becker. The Toronto-based creator has authored over eighty books for kids of varying ages, garnering accolades along ...
May 20, 2020
Kids Club: Michelle Kadarusman Talks First Drafts, Stage Fright, and Wild Possums
Louisa, the protagonist of critically-acclaimed author Michelle Kadarusman's new middle-grade novel Music for Tigers (Pajama Press), is not having the kind of summer she planned on.Sent to live with her ...
May 12, 2020
Kids Club: Craig Battle Explores Competition and Friendship in His New Book
Trouble is once again brewing at Camp Avalon in author Craig Battle's newest book Camp Average: Double Foul (Owlkids), the second in his Camp Average middle-grade series.After last summer's baseball victory, ...
March 19, 2020
"Don't Throw Anything Out!" Caroline Adderson Talks Her New Book, Writing For Love, and Walking on the Sunny Side
Best pals Pierre and Paul might not speak the same language, but they've got no problem understanding each other!Using their powers of make-believe to create daring adventures out of normal life, the ...
March 10, 2020
Kids Club: Bree Galbraith Teaches Kids to Stand Up and Speak Out In Her New Book
Empathizing with others and speaking out against injustice are central themes to author Bree Galbraith's newest book Usha and the Stolen Sun (Owlkids).Little Usha's town has been deprived of sunlight ...
March 09, 2020
Kids Club: Barbara Landry Pays Beautiful Tribute to the North in Her New Book
Author Barbara Landry has long been fascinated with the Arctic as well as Inuk culture. After her academic studies of the Inuktitut language took her to Nunavut in 2011, she published ᓄᓇᒥnunami: ...