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: ...
October 08, 2019
Cat Lovers Will Go Wild for John Spray & Mies van Hout's Playful & Gorgeous New Picture Book, What Cats Think
Have you ever looked at your cat as they push the remote off the coffee table for the hundredth time and wondered just how their minds work? John Spray's new picture book text, based on the illustrations ...
September 12, 2019
Marie-Louise Gay's Celebration of Young Readers' Imaginations in Fern and Horn: "You Have Your Unique Wonderful Way of Seeing the World"
In Fern and Horn (Groundwood Books), the titular twins Fern and Horn might be small, but their imaginations are huge. Fern loves drawing and helps Horn unlock his love of drawing too - the only trouble ...
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 ...
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 ...
June 19, 2019
"I Hope Girls Will Be Inspired by Emma" Lesley Strutt on Her Adventurous YA Novel, On the Edge
Lesley Strutt is a poet, academic, essayist, and playwright. This season, she adds novelist to her accolades with her young adult book On the Edge (Inanna Publications). On the Edge follows Emerald ...