Darlene Foster will be the featured author at the Kidsbook Reading Event on Sunday, September 28 at 2:00 PM at Y’s Books, 4307 Main Street, Vancouver.

Meet Darlene Foster, author of Amanda in Alberta: The Writing on the Stone – the fourth book in the Amanda travel adventure series.

Ys Books Poster

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CWILL BC and the Backyard Biodiversity Exhibit at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum

Join CWILL BC and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum in September for an exhibition of B.C biodiversity themed books and book illustration.

The opening event takes place on September 27th, from 12:00-3pm, and there will be readings and art activities.

For more information on daily events at the museum, please visit: http://beatymuseum.ubc.ca/today



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BC Arts Council grant for Creative Writers deadline

Writers, please take note that the upcoming BC Arts Council Grant deadline for Creative Writers is September 15, 2014. More information on the grant is available on the BC Arts Council website: www.bcartscouncil.ca

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CWILL BC and BC Book Prizes support readers in Bella Bella

On July 12, 2013, the general store and Thistalah Memorial Library in the community of Bella Bella burned, destroying all their books. The directors of BC Book Prizes initiated a campaign to replenish the collection. With a huge donation of books from children’s writers and illustrators from CWILL BC, a shipment of books for children of all ages travelled by courier and Canada Post to this remote community. The library was rebuilt, and on March 2014, it was reopened with the Lieutenant Governor, Judith Guichon, the RCMP, Ian Reid, and other dignitaries in attendance.

Thank you to everyone at BC Book Prizes and CWILL BC Society for the support. Jess Housty of the Thistalah Memorial Library writes that “We are thoroughly enjoying watching the new library blossom and seeing how excited our community is to use and cherish this new collection!”

You can read more and see photos of the grand opening at:

BellaBellaLibrary Reborn After Devastating Fire

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KidsBooks - Tundra Book Launch

SUSIN NIELSEN will be introducing the new paperback edition of her GG-winning THE RELUCTANT JOURNAL OF HENRY K. LARSEN.

LINDA BAILEY and COLIN JACK will be launching their new picture book, IF YOU HAPPEN TO HAVE A DINOSAUR.

DAN BAR-EL will be launching his new picture book, NINE WORDS MAX (illustrated by David Huyck).

All brought to you by Tundra Books.



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Sophie, in Shadow, from Thistledown Press, is set in 1914 India under the Raj.  Sixteen year old Sophie Pritchard, orphaned by the Titanic disaster, is about to begin a new life in the unfamiliar world of British India.


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