Hycroft Book Launch 2006 and More Local Arts Events

Hycroft Book Launch 2006

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:

Alison Acheson
Mud Girl, Coteau

Linda Bailey
Stanley’s Wild Ride, Kids Can Press & The Farm Team, Kids Can Press

Dan Bar-el

Things Are Looking Grimm, Jill, Orca Book Publishers & Alphabetter, Orca Book Publishers

Dianna Bonder
Black and White Blanche, Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Kristin Butcher
Chat Room, Orca Book Publishers

Robert Chaplin
The Elephant Book

Becky Citra
Jeremy in the Underworld, Orca Book Publishers & Never To Be Told, Orca Book Publishers

KL Denman
Battle of the Bands, Orca Book Publishers

Maggie deVries
Tale of a Great White Fish:A Sturgeon Story, Greystone

Sarah Ellis
Odd Man Out, Groundwood

Dayle Gaetz
Sea Dog, Orca Book Publishers & Something Suspicious in Saskatchewan, Orca Book Publishers

Nan Gregory
I’ll Sing You One-O, Clarion Books

Deborah Hodge
The Kids Book of Canadian Immigration, Kids Can Press

Chris Humphreys
The Fetch, Alfred A. Knopf

Glen Huser
Skinnybones and the Wrinkle Queen, Groundwood Books

Melanie Jackson
On This Day in Canadian History, Chestnut

Tanya Kyi
Jared Lester: Fifth Grade Jester, Annick; Rescues: True Stories from the Edge, Annick & Canadian Boys Who Rocked the World, Whitecap

Julie Lawson
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

Sheryl McFarlane
What’s That Sound? At the Circus, Fitzhenry & Whiteside; What’s That Sound? By the Sea, Fitzhenry & Whiteside; The Smell of Paint,Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Victoria Miles
Magnifico, Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Jacqueline Pearce
The Truth about Rats (and Dogs), Orca Book Publishers

Mary Razzell
Snow Apples, Groundwood/House of Anansi Press

Margriet Ruurs
Wake Up, Henry Rooster!, Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Ellen Schwartz
Stealing Home Tundra Books; Abby’s Birds, Trandewind Books & Yossi’s Goal, Orca Books

Tiffany Stone
Baad Animals, Tradewind Books

Joan Stuchner
Sadie the Ballerina, Scholastic Canada; Gabi La ballerine, Scholastic Canada

Diane Tullson
Zero, Fitzhenry & Whiteside

David Ward
Beyond the Mask, Scholastic; The Hockey Tree, Scholastic Canada

Janet Whyte
Mr. Bert’s Storytime, Scholastic Education

John Wilson
Red Goodwin, Ronsdale; Where Soldiers Lie, Key Porter

Vicki Wong
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.

Hycroft Author/Illustrator Book Introductions 2006

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.

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