March 25, 2020
Writes as Readers: Sherry J. Lee On Her Favourite Books
Sophie, the young protagonist of author Sherry J. Lee's debut picture book, Going Up! (Kids Can Press), lives in a tall apartment building in the city. On the day of her friend Olive's birthday party, ...
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: ...
March 04, 2020
The Dirty Dozen: 'Violet Shrink' Author Christine Baldacchino Talks Anime, Blanket Forts, and Bad Movies
Violet, the title character in author Christine Baldacchino's delightful new picture book Violet Shrink (Groundwood), feels uncomfortable and anxious in large groups. While the rest of her outgoing family ...
February 18, 2020
What Do You Wish You Had Known Before Becoming a Children's Book Creator?
I’ve worked in children’s publishing for nearly fifteen years and I’ve been writing children’s books for about five years. All this to say, I learned a lot about the realities of publishing children’s ...
January 27, 2020
New Year's Resolutions for Authors and Illustrators to Try in 2020
I looove coming up with new year’s resolutions. There’s nothing like the reset button of a new year to help you recommit to your creative aspirations!Personally, I’d love to complete three picture ...
October 28, 2019
New Book Trailer Offers a Peek at the Stunning Illustrations in Nancy Vo's The Ranger
Nancy Vo's The Ranger (Groundwood Books) is the second book in the Crow Stories trilogy (following her acclaimed debut, The Outlaw), and like the first instalment, it showcases the writer/illustrator's ...
August 20, 2019
"[Like] Toni Morrison said, I Wrote the Book That I Wanted to See in the World" Nadia L. Hohn on Her Newest Picture Book
Nadia L. Hohn is a teacher and an award-winning children's author, known for Malaika’s Costume and Malaika's Winter Carnival. This summer she's back with a new picture book: A Likkle Miss Lou: How ...
July 25, 2019
"Something in That Moment Inspired Me" Writer & Artist Scot Ritchie on Finding His Newest Story in a Beloved Berlin Park
Vancouver-based author and illustrator Scot Ritchie has published a staggering 60-plus books for young readers, many of which are beloved titles in households across Canada, including favourites like Let's ...