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I am very excited to announce that my next picture book, TEDDY BEAR OF THE YEAR, illustrated with warmth and humour and a lot of fuzziness by Sydney Hanson, will be published by Tundra Books on¬†January 21, 2020.¬† This book is a love letter to teddy bears and stuffies of all shapes and sizes. As… Continue reading TEDDY BEAR OF THE YEAR- Coming Soon!

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The Best Moments in Children’s Books, 2014

There were some shining moments in the children's book world in 2014. This year we encouraged children to practice their reading with cats, celebrated graphic novels, established a new YA award in Canada, and took a stand on diversity. Mac Barnett's TED talk Barnett's books are funny, clever, and sophisticated, but never at the expense… Continue reading The Best Moments in Children’s Books, 2014