February 23, 2023
"Capturing Lightning in a Bottle" Naseem Hrab on the Magic of Kids Can Press Turning 50
Naseem Hrab is one of the definitive "how does she do it?" people in Canadian publishing: a Governor General's Literary Award-winning writer for young people and former librarian, she also serves as Kids ...
August 22, 2022
Contest: Get in the Back to School Groove with Unforgettable Andrew Larsen Books from Kids Can
Children's author Andrew Larsen has been nominated for the Blue Spruce Award and Governor General’s Literary Award, amongst many other honours, for his funny, relatable, heartfelt picture books. His ...
July 20, 2022
Joyce Grant on Helping Young People Spot Fake News & Dubious Claims in an Ever-Changing Online Landscape
There are plenty of things that never change when it comes to being a parent. Parents throughout history have probably been charmed by a baby giggle, excited to see their kids master skills, and worried ...
July 07, 2022
Read an Excerpt from Bree Galbraith's Wednesday Wilson Fixes All Your Problems, an Inclusive Story of Ingenuity & Facing Fears
Wednesday Wilson, the heroine of the Wednesday Wilson early chapter book series by Bree Galbraith, is nothing if not resourceful. And she's at her best when her brainy ingenuity is called on by the ...
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, ...
February 19, 2020
Women, Politics, and Power: Read an Excerpt from Stephanie MacKendrick's Inspiring New Book 'In Good Hands'
Author, community leader, and former journalist Stephanie MacKendrick wants young women to get excited about politics. Her new book, In Good Hands: Remarkable Female Politicians From Around the World ...
September 05, 2019
Tanya Lloyd Kyi Talks Under Pressure, Her Revealing New Book on the Science of Stress for Young People
In this age of self-care and social media breaks, it's easy to think of stress as the domain of the adult. But children and young adults are not only familiar with the experience, they're bearing up under ...
May 27, 2019
Contest! Win Autographed YA Novels by Open Book writer-in-residence Alisha Sevigny!
With the sun finally making an appearance, there's no better time to load up on great summer reads - especially young adult tales that will be gobbled up by readers of all ages.We're giving away not one, ...
April 30, 2019
May 2019 writer-in-residence Alisha Sevigny on Conservation, Editing, & Dancing Her Heart Out
Even though winter seems to be stubbornly holding on, we're excited to get in a summer frame of mind with our May 2019 writer-in-residence, Alisha Sevigny, author of the irresistible young adult novel, Summer ...