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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

Animal Stories, Books for Everyone, Canadian, Classics, Early Chapter Books, Fairytales, Fantasy, middle grade, Personal Faves

Middle Grade Monday: The Enchanted Egg

  I tend to recommend middle grade that falls in the 11-13 range, or "upper middle grade." It's a bit more  issue-driven and appropriate for kids with a certain emotional maturity. For a great discussion of what this age group encompasses, check out the re-cap of the Middle School is Hell panel  featuring Mariko Tamaki, Kate… Continue reading Middle Grade Monday: The Enchanted Egg

Canadian, Events, Love is a Four-Letter Word, middle grade, Words That Start With B, Writing

TD Book Week Day Four

Check out that fox atop the welcome to White Fox sign. Beautiful! I could get used to this touring business. Today I had a rather boisterous group in Nipawin who kept me on my toes with lots of excellent (and quirky) questions. See my round-up below for examples. I also dropped by Tisdale to speak… Continue reading TD Book Week Day Four

Canadian, Events, Love is a Four-Letter Word, middle grade, Words That Start With B, Writing

TD Book Week: Day Two

Today, after possibly the best sleep of my life at the North Battleford Travelodge (the bed felt like it was made of clouds. Wonderfully supportive and fluffy clouds), I met with students at the beautiful North Battleford public library and then headed northwest to Pelican Lake First Nation to meet with grade 4,5, and 6… Continue reading TD Book Week: Day Two

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TD Book Week: Day One

Here I am in sunny Saskatchewan, which certainly lived up to that moniker today! My book week is off to a wonderful start, with bright skies and lots of eager readers. Today brought me to The Chapel Gallery in North Battleford. What a beautiful space to present in, featuring art by local artists. I had a… Continue reading TD Book Week: Day One

Canadian, Events, Love is a Four-Letter Word, middle grade, Spring, Words That Start With B, Writing

See Saw Saskatchewan: Tour News!

Ah, Saskatchewan! Land of wheat and Saskatoon berry pies. Home of  Canadian kids lit icon Arthur Slade, the Wynyard Chicken Chariot Races, and the Athol Murray College of Notre Dame Archives and Museum which houses some of the rarest books in the world. The place where personal she-ro Joni Mitchell spent her formative years. I am… Continue reading See Saw Saskatchewan: Tour News!