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Take the #AnonymouseChallenge!

It's starting to look and feel like spring! If your family is looking to spend more time outside, why not take the #AnonymouseChallenge? Here's how it works: Go for a discovery walk and take note of anything you see of interest. It might be a mural, a sign, a note on the sidewalk, a garden… Continue reading Take the #AnonymouseChallenge!

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Anonymouse is Here!

My eighth book, and third picture book, ANONYMOUSE is on-sale today! This book grew out of my love of street art and the many ways artists beautify public spaces, whether it's with murals, yarn-bombing, sculpture, or the more localized things people have started to do during the pandemic. But as much as I love what… Continue reading Anonymouse is Here!

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As Seen on CTV: Kids’ Holiday Gift Guide

Can we agree that books make the best gifts? Whether you're providing independent readers with an escape or giving the gift of quality time spent reading with a little one, here are some options to consider this year. Remember to check and see if your local independent bookstore is offering curbside pick-up or delivery, as… Continue reading As Seen on CTV: Kids’ Holiday Gift Guide

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ANONYMOUSE: Coming in 2021

Art for the ants. Art for the birds, cats and raccoons. Art to make them laugh, make them think, make them feel at home. Animal-friendly street art is popping up all over the city, but who is creating these masterpieces? There is no explanation, only a name: Anonymouse. Think Banksy. . .but a mouse! I… Continue reading ANONYMOUSE: Coming in 2021

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As Seen on CTV: Earth Day Books for Kids

I've always been committed to the environment. From a young age, I was interested in conservation, initiating recycling programs, and protecting at-risk species. Movies like Fern Gully and Free Willy had a big impact on me, as did Canadian TV show The Smoggies and The Body Shop's endangered species campaign. Fun fact, my very first… Continue reading As Seen on CTV: Earth Day Books for Kids

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If I Had a Gryphon Virtual Storytime

Since last week's Teddy Bear of the Year FacebookLive storytime was so much fun, I'm going to try it once more (with feeling), this time reading from If I Had a Gryphon! Join me Wednesday, March 25th at 10:30am EST at http://www.facebook.com/TundraBooks. Enhance the fun by checking out the free activity guide here or download… Continue reading If I Had a Gryphon Virtual Storytime

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You’re Invited to a Virtual Teddy Bear’s Picnic!

In lieu of the physical events and considering the current social distancing situation, I will be hosting a virtual teddy bear's picnic Wednesday March 18th at 10:30am EST on Facebook Live. Here's how you can join in the fun: Grab a blanket & your teddies. Make your favourite snack. Tune into http://www.facebook./TundraBooks at 10:30am EST… Continue reading You’re Invited to a Virtual Teddy Bear’s Picnic!

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TEDDY BEAR OF THE YEAR- Coming Soon!

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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Kids’ Books Recommendations- Classical 96.3 FM

This week is my book birthday and boy am I spoiled girl! Check out the incredible cake made by colleague Barb, senior manager of advertising and design at Penguin Random House Canada. It was just as delicious as it was beautiful and certainly made this author feel loved. On Thursday I dropped by the Classical… Continue reading Kids’ Books Recommendations- Classical 96.3 FM

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Knocked Out (Again) by Nielsen: Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen Review

If you follow this blog you know that I love Susin Nielsen like Garfield loves Lasagna. You can read evidence of the love here and here. After reading Nielsen's latest offering, I am happy to say my love is as deep as ever. Henry and his father have moved into a sketchy apartment in Vancouver,… Continue reading Knocked Out (Again) by Nielsen: Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen Review