Announcing Reading Lights – 2015 selected books

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Here they are – the books selected for the first installation of the Reading Lights – a collaborative project by the Vancouver Public Library and the Children’s Writers and Illustrators of BC Society (CWILL BC).

These wonderful books for young children will soon be featured on lamp posts around the city.

The books have gone to the designers at the library who will  create plaques featuring excerpts from the books. The author and illustrator will be highlighted with links to the library for further reading.

These plaques will provide spontaneous encounters with BC books for children and their caregivers near parks, playgrounds, schools and libraries. They are intended to spark an interest in stories and reading, while celebrating the work of BC authors and illustrators.

Installation of the plaques and ‘reading under the  lamp posts’ will be launched this winter.


Norman, Speak
Written by Caroline Adderson 
Illustrated by Qin Leng
Groundwood Books

Stanley At Sea
Written by Linda Bailey
Illustrated by Bill Slavin
Kids Can Press

Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat, Where Have You Been?
Written by Dan Bar-el
Illustrated by Rae Mate
Simply Read Books

Crocodiles Play!
Written by Robert Heidbreider
Illustrated by Rae Mate
Tradewind  Books

Written by Kallie George
Illustrated by Genevieve Cote
Simply Read Books

Watch me Grow!: A Down-to-Earth Look at Growing Food in the City.
Written by Deborah Hodge
Photographed by Brian Harris
Kids Can Press

I Heard My Mother Call My Name
Written by Nancy Hundal
Illustrated by Laura Hernandez
Harper Collins

The Red Bicycle: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle.
Written by Jude Isabella
Illustrated by Simone Shin
Kids Can Press

Emma And The Silk Train
Written by Julie Lawson
Illustrated by Paul Mombourquette
Kids Can Press

Ankylosaur Attack
Written by Daniel Loxton
Illustated by Daniel Loxton and Jim W.W. Smith
Kids Can Press

School Days Around the World
Written by Margriet Ruurs
Illustrated by Alice Feagan
Kids Can Press

Abby’s Birds
Written by Ellen Schwartz
Illustrated by Sima Elizabeth Shefrin
Tradewind Books

If … A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers
Written by David Smith
Illustrated by Steve Adams
Kids Can Press

Binky The Space Cat
Written and illustrated by Ashley Spires
Kids Can Press

Written by Tiffany Stone
Illustrated by Jori van der Linde
Simply Read Books

Grumpy Bird 
Written and illustrated by Jeremy Tankard

Suki’s Kimono
Written by Chieri Uegaki
Illustrated by Stephane Jorisch
Kids Can Press

Little You
Written by Richard Van Camp
Illlustrated by Julie Flett
Orca Books

How To Build Your Own Country
Written by Valerie Wyatt
Illustrated by Fred Rix
Kids Can Press



To get an idea of what Reading Lights will be like, check out this similar project, Literary Landmarks.

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3 Responses to Announcing Reading Lights – 2015 selected books

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  3. Darlene says:

    Congratulations to all the authors selected. A great line up of books. Hope to see pictures once they are placed on the lamp posts.

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