Finalists – Reading Lights 2018!

Reading Lights, a Vancouver Public Library and CWILL BC partnership project, celebrates the work of B.C. children’s book authors and illustrators and offers unexpected encounters with an array of stories for children and their families near parks, playgrounds, schools and libraries throughout Vancouver. Intended to spark an interest in stories and reading, the program features excerpts of books and illustrations on lamp posts across the city for all to enjoy. This is the final year of our project and we are delighted to announce the finalists:

Kah-Lan : the adventurous Sea Otter
Written by Karen Autio
Illustrated by Sheena Lott
Sono Nis Press

Underneath the sidewalk
Written by Claire Eamer
Illustrated by Thomas Gibault
North Winds Press (Scholastic)

Waiting for Sophie
Written by Sarah Ellis
Illustrated by Carmen Mok
Pajama Press

Magical Animal Journey Adoption Agency : Clover’s luck
Written by Kallie George
Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger
HarperCollins

Mae and the moon
Written and illustrated by Jami Gigot
Ripple Grove Press

Bear’s winter party
Written by Deborah Hodge
Illustrated by Lisa Cinar
Groundwood Books

West Coast Wild : a nature alphabet
Written by Deborah Hodge
Illustrated by Karen Reczuch
Groundwood Books

Once upon a bathtime
Written by Vi Hughes
Illustrated by Sima Elizabeth Shefrin
Tradewind Books

Le camion  21
Written by Nancy Hundal
Illustrated by Brian Deines
Presses de Bras- d’Apic

The Klondike Cat
Written by Julie Lawson
Illustrated by Paul Mombourquette
Kids Can Press

Noah and Great Bear : an adventure in the Yukon
Written by Danielle S. Marcotte
Illustrated by Francesca Da Sacco
Vidacom Publications

Kung Pow Chicken : Let’s get cracking!
Written Cyndi Marko
Scholastic

Big Blue forever
Written by Anita Miettunen
Red Deer Press

Stepping stones: a refugee family’s journey
Written by Margriet Ruurs
Illustrated by Nizar Ali Badr
Orca Books

Dipnetting with Dad
Written by Willie Sellars
Illustrated by Kevin Easthope
Caitlin Press

The most magnificent thing
Written and illustrated by Ashley Spires
Kids Can Press

Different? Same!
Written by Heather Tekavec
Illustrated by Pippa Curnick
Kids Can Press

The duck says
Written by Troy Wilson
Illustrated by Mike Boldt
North Winds Press (Scholastic)

Liam takes a stand
Written by Troy Wilson
Illustrated by Josh Holinaty
Owlkids Books

If I had a gryphon
Written by Vikki VanSickle
Illustrated by Cale Atkinson
Tundra Books

Congratulations to our finalists and to the BC writers and illustrators whose books will be featured on Vancouver city lamp posts in the Reading Lights project in early 2018.

— Gillian Guilmant-Smith

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2 Responses to Finalists – Reading Lights 2018!

  1. Darlene says:

    All great choices. Congratulations to everyone!!

  2. Such a great list! And I love the idea of featuring books on lampposts

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