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You’re Invited: Teddy Bears’ Picnic Virtual Event

On Friday, June 17th at 1pm EST join me live on YouTube for a special reading of TEDDY BEAR OF THE YEAR. Bring your fave snack and your beloved stuffies. This event is free, thanks to generous funding from the Writers' Union of Canada's National Public Reading program. Enhance your experience by downloading the event… Continue reading You’re Invited: Teddy Bears’ Picnic Virtual Event

Animal Stories, Books for Everyone, Canadian, Chapter Books, CTV Your Morning, Early Chapter Books, middle grade, picture books, Uncategorized, YA

As Seen on CTV Your Morning: Canadian Children’s Book Week 2022

This year marks the 45th annual Canadian Children's Book Week, the largest national celebration of Canadian children's books and creators. Hundreds of virtual readings and events are happening across the country, including an online picturebook gallery where you can purchase original art from some of Canada's most distinguished illustrators in support of the Canadian Children's Book… Continue reading As Seen on CTV Your Morning: Canadian Children’s Book Week 2022

Books for Everyone, Bullying, Canadian, CTV Your Morning, Fantasy, friendship stories, Funny Books, Graphic Novel, middle grade, multicultural cast, picture books, Poignant Coming-of-Age Story, Readalouds, Spectacular Illustrations, Spring, Storytime, Uncategorized, YA

As Seen on CTV Your Morning: Fresh Spring Reads for Kids

When it rains, it pours! April showers bring a fresh new crop of Canadian kid’s books. Watch the segment here. Three Picture Books for Kids 3-7 RAINY DAYS (Pajama Press) Written in gentle rhyming couplets, this book is a celebration of the simple, ordinary joys of a rainy day, like splashing in puddles or finding… Continue reading As Seen on CTV Your Morning: Fresh Spring Reads for Kids

Animal Stories, Books for Everyone, Canadian, Chapter Books, CTV Your Morning, Fantasy, friendship stories, Funny Books, Magic, multicultural cast, Readalouds, Uncategorized, YA

As Seen on CTV Your Morning: Light Reads for Kids

With so much going on right now it can be hard for kids to focus and let's face it, everyone can use a break! Enter pleasure reading! Here are ten reads on the lighter side that will engage the young readers in your life. You can watch this segment online here, starting at the 1:54:15… Continue reading As Seen on CTV Your Morning: Light Reads for Kids

Events

Join me for Imagination Bootcamp at the 2022 MASC Young Authors and Illustrators Festival

I'm thrilled to return to the MASC Young Authors & Illustrators Festival on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022. This year the festival will be virtual and available to Canadian students in grades six-eight. My session is called Imagination Bootcamp and I will be teaching young creators to strengthen their writing skills with five simple exercises that… Continue reading Join me for Imagination Bootcamp at the 2022 MASC Young Authors and Illustrators Festival

Books for Everyone, Canadian, CTV Your Morning, Early Readers, Fantasy, Funny Books, Graphic Novel, middle grade, multicultural cast, picture book, Speculative Fiction/Sci-Fi, Uncategorized, YA

As Seen on CTV Your Morning: 10 Books That Make Great Gifts

It won't surprise anyone that I think that books make the best gifts, not just because of the great stories, information, or art they contain, but because when you give a book as a present you're also giving the gift of time. Whether it's time cuddled up with a loved one sharing a story or… Continue reading As Seen on CTV Your Morning: 10 Books That Make Great Gifts

Books for Everyone, Canadian, CTV Your Morning, Early Chapter Books, Fantasy, friendship stories, Funny Books, Ghost story, Graphic Novel, Historical Fiction, Mental health, middle grade, multicultural cast, Uncategorized

As Seen on CTV Your Morning: 8 Canadian Graphic Novels for Kids

Graphic novels are here to stay! Many parents will be familiar with big names like Captain Underpants, Dogman and The Wimpy Kid, but there is a bumper crop of homegrown graphic novels by Canadian creators that your kids will love, covering a whole range of topics and genres. My original list had 10 titles, but… Continue reading As Seen on CTV Your Morning: 8 Canadian Graphic Novels for Kids

Books for Everyone, Canadian, Chapter Books, CTV Your Morning, friendship stories, Funny Books, Mental health, middle grade, picture books, Poignant Coming-of-Age Story, Positive LGBT characters, Uncategorized

As Seen on CTV Your Morning: 10 Kids’ Books for Back-to-School 2021

This year, back to school may loom a little larger in the minds of parents and kids. After months of at-home learning, many families may be feeling more anxious about kids returning to the classroom. Here are 10 Canadian kids' books that will help ease your kids back into the school mindset. Not all of… Continue reading As Seen on CTV Your Morning: 10 Kids’ Books for Back-to-School 2021

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See the world through Anonymouse’s eyes at Read by the Sea virtual

Join me at Read By The Sea virtual! While I was sad not to be in River John in person, I did get the opportunity to film a tour of my own neighbourhood through Anonymouse's eyes. See my favourite hidden gems, painted rocks, murals & more. Thank you to the Read by the Sea organizers… Continue reading See the world through Anonymouse’s eyes at Read by the Sea virtual