The CWILL BC launch at Hycroft this year was huge. An overflow crowd that spilled out of the ballroom and up the stairs heard about newly published books from authors and illustrators who were given a little help by their own characters, puppets, fabulous singing voices and at least one head-to-to(e) costume.
For those who missed the event but would like to check out the books, here’s a list:
Mud Girl, Coteau
Stanley’s Wild Ride, Kids Can Press & The Farm Team, Kids Can Press
Things Are Looking Grimm, Jill, Orca Book Publishers & Alphabetter, Orca Book Publishers
Black and White Blanche, Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Chat Room, Orca Book Publishers
The Elephant Book
Jeremy in the Underworld, Orca Book Publishers & Never To Be Told, Orca Book Publishers
Battle of the Bands, Orca Book Publishers
Tale of a Great White Fish:A Sturgeon Story, Greystone
Odd Man Out, Groundwood
Sea Dog, Orca Book Publishers & Something Suspicious in Saskatchewan, Orca Book Publishers
I’ll Sing You One-O, Clarion Books
The Kids Book of Canadian Immigration, Kids Can Press
The Fetch, Alfred A. Knopf
Skinnybones and the Wrinkle Queen, Groundwood Books
On This Day in Canadian History, Chestnut
Jared Lester: Fifth Grade Jester, Annick; Rescues: True Stories from the Edge, Annick & Canadian Boys Who Rocked the World, Whitecap
No Safe Harbour: The Halifax Explosion Diary of Charlotte Blackburn, Scholastic & A Season for Miracles: Twelve Tales of Christmas, Scholastic
Shar Levine & Leslie Johnstone
Smart Lab – Secret Formula Lab, Becker & Mayer; First Science – Magnet Power, Sterling Publishers;
First Science – Amazing Human Body, Sterling Publishers; Sports Science, Sterling Publishers; Build Your Own Backpack Alarm, Scholastic
What’s That Sound? At the Circus, Fitzhenry & Whiteside; What’s That Sound? By the Sea, Fitzhenry & Whiteside; The Smell of Paint,Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Magnifico, Fitzhenry & Whiteside
The Truth about Rats (and Dogs), Orca Book Publishers
Snow Apples, Groundwood/House of Anansi Press
Wake Up, Henry Rooster!, Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Stealing Home Tundra Books; Abby’s Birds, Trandewind Books & Yossi’s Goal, Orca Books
Baad Animals, Tradewind Books
Sadie the Ballerina, Scholastic Canada; Gabi La ballerine, Scholastic Canada
Zero, Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Beyond the Mask, Scholastic; The Hockey Tree, Scholastic Canada
Mr. Bert’s Storytime, Scholastic Education
Red Goodwin, Ronsdale; Where Soldiers Lie, Key Porter
The Octonauts: & the Only Lonely Monster, Immedium
Books range from board books to teen and up and would make great Christmas presents. Vancouver Kidbooks was at the event selling books. If you are interested in more information about the books, drop by your nearest Kidsbooks location.
Speaking of Christmas presents and launches, if you’re all full up on books, there are lots of art sales and events going on right now in Vancouver where you can buy locally made art, designs and crafts:
The East Side Culture Crawl is celebrating 10 years of open studios and is in mid-swing (crawl?) at the moment. November 24-26, East Vancouver.
Members of Vancouver illustration collective, the Jupiter Project, are selling small affordable illustration works at the Jem Gallery in their show called “Wall Candy”.
Jem Gallery: 225 East Broadway, Vancouver
opening night: Sat, Nov 25, 7:30PM, runs from Nov. 25 to Dec. 6th
The show will feature new work (paintings, prints, dolls, buttons, and gift cards) by mark ‘Atomos’ pilon, Ryan Heshka, Mia Hansen, Rod Filbrandt, Lori Joy Smith & hobo Divine.
The Britannia Christmas Craft Fair, with over 105 artisans, crafters and prepared foods vendors runs for 3 days. It starts Friday, December 1st (3-8pm) and continues Saturday/Sunday December 2nd & 3rd.(10am-5pm)
$2.00 at the door and 12 and under are free. Call the centre for more info: 604-718-5800. Address: 1001 Cotton Drive – one block west of Commercial Drive off Venables and Cotton.