Science Literacy Week Book Fair and First Book Canada at WORD Vancouver

At the Vancouver Aquarium’s inaugural Science Literacy Week Book Fair on Saturday, September 26, three CWILL authors, Karen Autio, Maggie De Vries, and Alex Van Tol gave presentations.

Book Fair Presentation Schedule

Here are only a portion of the 50 science- and ocean-themed books that were part of the Book Fair.

Book Fair books

With it also being Sea Otter Awareness Week, it was the perfect time and location for Karen Autio to launch her new illustrated chapter book KAH-LAN THE ADVENTUROUS SEA OTTER.

Van Aqua book launch table

Karen reading from KAH-LAN.

Reading Kah-Lan

Jonathan Hultquist, Manager of Public Programs at the Aquarium, facilitating the Q&A after Karen’s presentation.

Q&A after presentation

Maggie De Vries presenting her TALE OF A GREAT WHITE FISH: A STURGEON STORY.

Maggie presents


Alex presents

On Sunday, September 27, First Book Canada invited four CWILL authors to sign giveaway copies of their books at WORD Vancouver at Library Square.

First Book Canada author schedule

At the First Book Canada booth, Karen Autio ready to sign copies of KAH-LAN for kids. Big thanks to Sono Nis Press for donating the books!

ready to sign at WORD

What fun being able to give books to truly excited parents and young readers who couldn’t wait to start reading. Thanks for the opportunity, First Book Canada!

signing at First Book Canada

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2 Responses to Science Literacy Week Book Fair and First Book Canada at WORD Vancouver

  1. We bought a copy of Kah-Lan and just loved it.

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