Events

Jul 18, 2015
Teatime book launch!
Where: Christianne's Lyceum in Vancouver
When: 6pm to 7:30pm

Join Tiffany Stone and Jori van der Linde as they celebrate the launch of their new picture book, Teatime! There will be a reading, book signing, craft and special Lyceum Fairy Tea. Christianne's Lyceum is located at 3696 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. Phone them at 604-733-1356 for more info.

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May 02, 2015
Paola Opal celebrates Authors for Indies Day with events in Vancouver!
Where: UBC Bookstore at 11:30am, Book Warehouse on Broadway at 2:30pm

Canadian Authors for Indies Day is on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Across the country, authors will visit bookstores for readings and engaging with readers and booksellers. Join Paola Opal as she presents her Simply Small board book series in Vancouver as part of the event!

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Jan 23, 2015
What: Gallery Show featuring the art from Dragons Love and Dragons Love Art
Where: Lycoming College gallery in downtown Williamsport PA
When: 4 pm to 9 pm, Gallery Talk 6 pm

Come meet Stephen Parlato and view the marvelous art from his book Dragons Love and the upcoming Dragons Love Art!

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Jun 03, 2014
What: Book Launch for O'Shae the Octopus
Where: Kidsbooks, 3083 West Broadway, Vancouver
When: 7 pm

 

Join author Brandee Buble to celebrate the launch of O'Shae the Octopus!

 

 

 

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Mar 16, 2014
What: Tucson Festival of Books
When: Sunday, March 16, 2 to 4 pm
Where: Children's Author Pavilion Tent, University of Arizona campus

Meet Jack and Holman Wang, creators of the Cozy Classics series, at the Tuscon Festival of Books. http://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/

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Nov 23, 2013
Join us to celebrate the launch of Anna May's Cloak!
Where: Livres Babar Books, 6-46, av Sainte-Anne, Pointe-Claire, QC
When: Saturday NOVEMBER 23rd

Meet Christiane Cicioli, discover the inspiration behind the book and enjoy refreshments!

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Nov 17, 2013
When: Sunday November 17th 3-5pm
Where: Collage Collage 621 Kingsway (at 15th + Fraser St.) http://collagecollage.ca/
What: Celebrate the launch of Julie Flett's lovely Wild Berries!

Crafts, signing of books, a reading ;) Come and check it out!

 

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Oct 08, 2013
What: Dan Bar-el Signs Dream Boats at PNBA
When: 10:15 am
Where: Airport Holiday Inn, Portland, OR

Come meet Dan, and a copy of the beautiful Dream Boats!

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Oct 07, 2013
What: Kallie George Signs Spark at PNBA
When: 5:15 pm
Where: Airport Holiday Inn, Portland, OR

Meet Kallie and get a copy of Spark!

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Jun 22, 2013
What: Book Launch for Murilla Gorilla and The Best Thing About Kindergarten
Where: Babar's Books (46 avenue Ste. Anne) in Pointe Claire, Quebec
When: 1:00 pm to 2:30

Join author Jennifer Lloyd as she launches two fantastic new books: Murilla Gorilla and The Best Thing About Kindergarten!

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Jun 13, 2013
What: Book Launch for Dream Boats
When: Thursday June 13, 2013, 7:00 pm
Where: Christianne's Lyceum 3696 W. 8th Ave. Vancouver

 

Join Christianne’s Lyceum and Simply Read Books for the launch of Dream Boat by Dan Bar-el, illustrated by Kirsti Anne Wakelin, a magical picture book about the night time reveries of children all over the world. 

 

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Mar 10, 2013
Meet Jennifer Lloyd, author of Murilla Gorilla
Where: Dandelion Kids, 1206 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
When: 11:30 am

 

Meet Jennifer Lloyd, author of Ella's Umbrellas and Murilla Gorilla, for a book reading and signing. 

 

 
Mar 09, 2013
Jennifer Lloyd presents at Christanne's Lyceum
When: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Where: Christianne's Lyceum, 3696 West 8th Avenue

Jennifer Lloyd talks about her new early reader to the Book Blasters at Christianne's Lyceum. Find out how she was inspired to write the series!

 
Mar 09, 2013
Jennifer Lloyd signs at Hager Books
When: 11:30 am
Where: 2176 41st Ave, W, Vancouver BC

Meet Jennifer Lloyd, author of Murilla Gorilla, and get a signed copy!

 
Mar 08, 2013
Meet Jennifer Lloyd, Signing at Collage Collage
When: 4 - 5
Where: Collage Collage at 621 Kingsway (at 15th + Fraser St.)

Meet the author of Murilla Gorilla and make a detective craft!

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Oct 12, 2012
World Premiere of “The Boy in the Oak” by Luke Losey
5th Annual Bel-Air Film Festival
6 pm Friday October 12th

 

Come see the World Premiere of “The Boy in the Oak”  by Luke Losey – narrated and presented by Jude Law
based on the book by Jessica Albarn

http://www.belairfilmfestival.com/

 

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Feb 23, 2012
When: Thursday Feb 23, 2012
Where: Christianne's Lyceum of Literature and Art, 3696 West 8th Ave, Vancouver
What: Celebrate the launch of the 3rd Chantel's Quest book by Oliver Neubert!
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Jan 13, 2012
Come celebrate the launch of I Want to Go to the Moon
When: 6-9 PM January 13, 2012
Where: Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver

There'll be book sales and signing, children's activities, refreshments and the Moon Stage where songs and poems will be preformed. 

 
Dec 17, 2011
Come Celebrate Our Book Launch
When: 2 to 4 pm
Where: Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Road, White Rock BC

Come hear Tom Saunders perform the song, enjoy refreshments, and buy the book -- a signed book makes a great Christmas present!

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Nov 20, 2011
Come celebrate the launch of Under the Mound!
When: Sunday, 2 pm
Where: Christianne's Lyceum, 3696 West 8th Avenue

Light fare and beverages will be provided.

Under the Mound will be available for purchase from the Lyceum at a discount.

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Nov 07, 2011
When: 7:00 pm
Where: Christianne's Lyceum of Literature and Art, 3696 West 8th Ave, Vancouver

Join us for the lovely launch on When I Was Small by Sara O'Leary and Julie Morstad. 

Both Sara and Julie will be there to answer any questions about their delightful series.

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Sep 10, 2011
Mermaids book launch
When: September 10, 7 pm
Where: Christianne's Lyceum, 3696 West 8th Avenue

ope you've been having a delightful summer! 
We have another launch for a lovely picture book: Mermaids by Cynthia Heinrichs and illustrated by Jumin Lee. 
Goodies and refreshments will be served! 
Hope you see you all there!

 

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Jun 19, 2011
The Art Car Boot Fair
When: 12 - 6 pm, Brick Lane Yard, Corner of Brick Lane and Buxton St, London

Meet Jessica Albarn, creator of The Boy in the Oak, and check out her art!

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May 31, 2011
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Christianne's Lyceum of Literature and Art, 3696 West 8th Ave, Vancouver

Join us to celebrate the book launch for Dan Bar-el and Rae Maté's Pussycat, Pussycat, Where Have You Been!

There will be delicious food and "amewsing" activities galore!

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Jan 17 - 28, 2011
     
The Boy in the Oak Exhibition of Artwork
Where: The Gallery at Foyles, Soho, London

Through her delicate and ethereal drawings, author and illustrator Jessica Albarn tells the magical tale of a lonely young boy and the journey he takes upon discovering an old oak tree in the garden of his family home, The story and images draw on the tradition of some of our grandest fairy tales, and this exhibition of the original artwork from the bestselling children's book The Boy in the Oak will enchant both children and adults alike. 

The book is soon to be released as a movie, narrated by Jude Law. 

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Sep 26, 2010
Word on the Street Vancouver
Check out the kids tent for readings from Julie Flett and Paola Opal!
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Jun 17 - Jul 11, 2010
Exhibition at Liberty
Address: Liberty, Great Marlborough Street, London W1B 5HA

 

To celebrate this release of The Boy in the Oak, there will be an exhibition of drawings taken from the book, which will be on display at the Gallery in Liberty, London. 

Check out Jessica Albarn's fantastic work!

 

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May 29, 2010
What: Yes Oui Canscaip's Imagine a Story Conference
Where: Dawson College, Montreal
When: 2:00-3:15

 

Panel discussion on how writers and illustrators work together to create picture books!


 

 
May 15, 2010
What: Book launch!
Where: Babar Books in Pointe Claire (QC)
When: 3 pm

 

Meet author Jennifer Lloyd for a reading, signing and more book launch fun!

 

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May 05, 2010
What: Simply Read Books' Grand Spring Book Launch
Where: Kidsbooks, 3083 West Broadway, Vancouver
When: 7 to 9 pm

 

Meet our talented authors and illustrators and enjoy treats, door prizes and kids' activities!

 

Kari-Lynn Winters, author of Runaway Alphabet

Ben Frey, illustrator of Runaway Alphabet

Sleepless Kao, author/illustrator of Monchan's Bag

Paola Opal, author/illustrator of Perry

Eliyana Biklou, author/illustrator of Lady Treble and the Seven Notes

Julie Flett, author/illustrator of Owls See Clearly at Night: Lii Yiiboo Nayaapiwak lii Swer

Robin Mitchell-Cranfield and Judith Steedman, authors/illustrators of Foggy

 

 

 

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Apr 24, 2010
Book Launch!
Where: Collage Collage, 621 Kingsway (at 15th + Fraser St.), Vancouver
When: 3 pm

Create crafts, eat cupcakes and meet Julie Flett, author/illustrator of the beautiful "Owls See Clearly at Night"

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Apr 22, 2010
What: The Blue Metropolis Festival
Where: Beaconsfield Public LIbrary, Beaconsfield, QC
When: 10:00 am

Meet Jennifer Lloyd in her workshop: "An Umbrella of Fun!" 

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Mar 22 - 23, 2010
What: Skagit Valley Young Author's Conference
Where: Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon, WA

Doug Keith, illustrator of The Bored Book, will detail his creative process for illustrating a picture book from the first story board to the final art!

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Mar 20, 2010
What: Please join us for the launch of Foggy
When: 3 to 5 pm
Where: Collage Collage 621 Kingsway, Vancouver

Cupcakes, crafts, book reading ... we hope you can make it!

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Mar 12, 2010
What: Reading and Signing of The World Is Your Oyster with Emma SanCartier
When: 4:30 pm
Where: Paxton Gate Curiosities for Kids, 766 Valencia St, San Francisco
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Mar 11, 2010
What: Reading with author Jennifer Lloyd
Where: Our Lady Peace School, Laval, Quebec at 10:00 am
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Feb 18, 2010
Lisa Cinar's Opening and Reception - Original works from The Day It All Blew Away
When: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Collage Collage 621 Kingsway

 

Join us at Collage Collage to see Lisa's works and enjoy a new colouring poster!

 

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Jan 16, 2010
Where: ALA Midwinter in Boston
When: Saturday afternoon and Sunday throughout the day
What: Stephen Parlato signing Dragons Love at ALA in Boston
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Jan 15 - 16, 2010
Where: ALA Midwinter in Boston
When: Friday, 5:15 to 7:30, Saturday morning
What: Claudia Osmond signing 300 advance copies of her fantastic debut
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Dec 19, 2009
Book Signing at Inner Harbor Barnes & Noble, Baltimore
Where: 601 E Pratt St, Baltimore
When: 1 pm to 10 pm

Meet Stephen Parlato and get a signed copy of his fantastic book of dragons!

 
Dec 12, 2009
Book Signing at Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins, Baltimore
Where: 3330 St. Paul Street, Baltimore
When: 9 am to 6 pm

Meet Stephen Parlato and get a signed copy of his amazing book of dragons!

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Nov 28, 2009
Where: Book for All Seasons, Leavenworth, WA
What: Meet David Slater concept author of The Bored Book!
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Nov 21, 2009
Launch for Chantel's Quest for the Enchanted Medallion
Where: Once Upon a Huckleberry Bush, 4387 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
When: 1 to 3 pm

Celebrate the launch of Oliver Neubert's second book in the Chantel's Quest series!

 

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Nov 07, 2009
Book Signing at Barnes & Noble Bel-Air Md.
Where: Tollgate Marketplace, 620 Marketplace Drive, Bel Air, MD
When: noon to 5 pm

Meet Stephen Parlato and support this school fund raiser for St. James Academy in Monkton!

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Oct 28, 2009
What: Inside Story!
Where: Third Place Books, Lake City, WA
When: 6:30 to 8:30 pm

The Inside Story is a twice-yearly salon to celebrate the new books of area artists and illustrators. Doug Keith will present The Bored Book.

 
Oct 24 - 25, 2009
What: Seattle Bookfest
Where: Columbia City, Seattle, WA
When, 11:00 - 12: 30, In book booth signing with Doug Keith (Illumination Arts)
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Oct 10, 2009
Book Signing at Barnes & Noble Booksellsellers, Towson
Where: 1 East Joppa Road Suite 100, Towson, MD
When: 2 to 6 pm

Meet Stephen Parlato and get a signed copy of his fantastic book of dragons!

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Oct 03, 2009
Book Launch for The World Is Your Oyster!
When: 3 pm
Where: The Shops at Don Mills, 12 Marie Labatte Road, Toronto

McNally Robinson Booksellers and Simply Read Books present Tamara James and Emma SanCartier launching their new book, The World Is Your Oyster. Come and join us for activities, snacks and books! For small fry and big fish alike!

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Oct 03, 2009
24th Annual Write on the Sound Writer's Conference
Where: Edmonds, WA
When: October 3, 2009

10: 45 to Noon - Children's Picture Book Illustration workshop with Doug Keith

5:20 - 6:30 pm - Reception and book signing

Check out the Edmonds Art Festival Museum gallery which has an exhibit featuring original work from The Bored Book.

 

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Sep 25, 2009
Book Signing at the Annual Baltimore Book Festival
Where: Mount Vernon Place, 600 Block North Charles Street
When: noon to 8 pm

Meet Stephen Parlato and get a signed copy of his fantastic book of dragons!

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Sep 17, 2009
Book Launch
When: 7 pm
Where: Events Space, 2nd Floor, The Shops at Don Mills, Don Mills Rd & Lawrence Ave E

Author Claudia Osmond reads from her first novel, Smudge's Mark, in an event for children aged 10 and up hosted by Simply Read Books and McNally Robinson.

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Sep 12, 2009
Book Launch for Jack the Bear!
Where: Christianne's Lyceum, 3696 West 8th Avenue
When: 3:00 pm

Simply Read Books and Christianne's Lyceum are pleased to announce the launch of Christina Leist's first authored book, Jack the Bear. We welcome all picture book fans, Lyceum families and community members to help us celebrate. Snacks and beverages will be served -- including honey treats!

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Jul 18, 2009
Book Launch
When: 1 to 3 pm
Where: Once Upon a Huckleberry Bush, 4387 Main Street, Vancouver

Plenty of pleasing snacks, people and picture books!

 

 

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Jun 06, 2009
Where: Bellevue Art Museum, WA
When: 1 to 3 pm

Doug Keith presents the creative process of book illustration!

Meet this talented illustrator and learn about his latest book, The Bored Book!

 
May 30, 2009
Come visit us at Book Expo America in New York, Booth 3366.
Doug Keith Signing!
1 pm to 2:00 pm

Doug Keith, award-winning illustrator, will sign copies of his forthcoming picture book, authored by David Michael Slater. 

 

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May 30, 2009
Come visit us at Book Expo America in New York, Booth 3366.
Stephen Parlato Signing!
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

 

Stephen Parlato author and illustrator of the PBS recommended picture book  The World that

Loved Books will sign posters with awesome collage artwork from his forthcoming second picture book, Dragon's Love.

 

 

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May 29, 2009
Come visit us at Book Expo America in New York, Booth 3366.
Sara O'Leary Signing!
11 am to 12:30 pm

Sara O'Leary, author of the bestselling When You Were Small, will sign copies of the 2nd book about little Henry, Where You Came From.

 

 

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Apr 23, 2009
Blue Met Children's Festival 2009 - Workshop by Jennifer Lloyd
Where: Eleanor London Public Library, 5851 Cavendish Rd., Côte Saint-Luc
When: 10 am to 11 am

Jennifer Lloyd begins her workshop with a reading from her picture book, Looking for Loons, using props and audience involvement. A nature guessing-game will follow. Next the participants will be actively engaged in a prop-filled reading of One Winter Night. Finally, the children will complete a related coloring craft.  Reservations: (514) 485-6900.

 
Apr 23, 2009
Blue Met Children's Festival 2009 - Workshop by Jennifer Lloyd
Where: Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke Street West
When: 1 pm to 2 pm
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Apr 05, 2009
Reading & Signing of Penguin and the Cupcake
Where: Dandelion KIDS, 1206 Commercial Drive Vancouver, BC
When: 3:00 pm

Meet Ashley Spires and listen to a reading of her silly & sweet new book. Be prepared to meet a reckless Penguin who likes pink, frosty treats!

Enjoy visiting the lovely Dandelion Kids store, too!

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Mar 24, 2009
Where: Our Lady of Peace School, Laval, Quebec
Author Jennifer Lloyd will be speaking and meeting students at Our Lady of Peace School.
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Mar 21, 2009
Read Me a Game!
Where: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto
When: 10 am

Ever wish you could read a book and play a game at the same time? Acclaimed artist and author Emily Holton hosts a celebration of three titles that turn reading into a fun game. What better way to learn your ABCs than with a set of stunning flash cards created by celebrated Vancouver artist Julie Morstad? Finding out what animals like to eat becomes a sport in Bradley McGogg The Very Fine Frog, written by Tim Beisner and illustrated by Rachel Berman. And do you like “rock, paper, scissors’? If so, you’re going to adore The Legend Of Ninja, Cowboy, Bear, a delightful variation on the classic game by David Bruins and Hilary Leung . A TINARS For Tots event presented by Pages Books & Magazines, Bunch, Gladstone Hotel and The Little Paper. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Adults $5 / Tots free. - Open Book Toronto

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Mar 06, 2009
Where: Harford Day School
When: Starts at 5:30 pm

Subs with Stephen! To kick off "Collage Week" at Harford Day School, this evening event, organized by the school Parent Association combines a talent show of students' work, dinner of sub sandwiches and Stephen Parlato's collages on display. Families attending the event will have the opportunity to bid (in a silent auction format) on collages created by the students in

collaboration with Stephen during a weeks long 'artist-in-residence' program.

 

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Jan 31, 2009
   
Book Launch!
Where: Once Upon a Huckleberry Bush, 4387 Main Street, Vancouver
When: Saturday Jan. 31st, 1 to 3 pm

Meet Ashley Spires and celebrate the launch of her sweet & silly new book! 

Refreshments will be served. (Cupcakes, of course!)

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Dec 13, 2008
Reading & Signing of Monkey World
Where: Pop Tots 6405 Roosevelt Ave NE, Seattle
When: 11:00 am

Matthew Porter will be doing a special reading of Monkey World December 13.

Everyone is welcome. For more information check out: www.matthewporterart.com

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Nov 15 - 22, 2008
TD Canadian Children's Book Week 2008
Where: New Brunswick, Canada

 

Geneviève Côté tours New Brunswick reading and giving presentations at schools and libraries as part of TD Canadian Children's Book Week, the single most important national event celebrating Canadian children's books and the importance of reading.

 

 

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Oct 25, 2008
Annual Fall Illustrator's Breakfast
Where: University Golf Club, 5185 University Boulevard, Vancouver
When: 9 am

Meet celebrated author and illustrator Shaun Tan! 

Hosted by the Vancouver Children's Literature Roundtable.