Announcing Our Winner!

Congratulations to our winner! Heidi was chosen by random draw and selected the book stack prize for early elementary.

Scroll for more on our fantastic donors and their books:


Full of heart, The House at the End of the Road incorporates graphic novel elements to tell a layered and moving story about an intergenerational friendship.

It shows how appearances can be deceiving: sometimes the best adventure awaits where you least expect it. Learn more.


Kari Rust is an award-winning illustrator, author and animator living in Vancouver. Contact her for speaking availability or give her a follow for more great titles:


Tree Musketeers is a universal fish-out-of-water story.

This successful portrait of kid-sized eco-warriors and finding one’s voice is a homespun tale of triumph with a touch of socially responsible charm. Learn more.


Norma Charles is the award-winning author of over twenty books for children. She lives with her family in Vancouver.

Contact her for speaking availability or give her a follow for more great titles:


This adorable, timely picture book about ways to welcome, friendship, and overcoming language barriers will connect classmates and cultures alike. A KIRKUS 2020 Best Book of the Year List title. Learn more.


Award-winning author-illustrator Aidan Cassie created her first picture books while in the south of France, but now writes and draws on a little island in the Salish Sea.

Contact her for speaking availability or give her a follow for more titles:


Duck Days is third in a collection that began with USBBY Outstanding International Book Slug Days about a third-grade student who has Autism Spectrum Disorder. A Junior Library Guild selection. Learn more.


Sara Leach is the award-winning author of nine books for children and an elementary school teacher-librarian in Whistler, where she enjoys skiing, hiking, and biking in the local mountains.

Contact her for speaking availability, join her newsletter, or give her a follow for more titles:


Rich yet simple illustrations accompany this funny, kid-empowering story that celebrates scientific inquiry and is based on a true discovery. Learn more.


Mark David Smith is the author of three books for young readers and a public school teacher living in Port Coquitlam.

Contact him for speaking availability or give him a follow for more titles:


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The Children’s Writers and Illustrators of British Columbia (CWILL BC) is a professional membership society of published authors and illustrators of children’s literature (we create books for ages 0-18) living in British Columbia.

If you’re a local author/illustrator . . .
Join us! We’re excited to get to know you, learn from you, and help you learn, grow, and succeed. Learn more about applying to CWILL BC.

If you’re a teacher/librarian . . .
Did you know we have a searchable database of presenters AND you can often get the cost of booking a speaker covered by BC or Canadian funding programs? Learn more about booking speakers.

If you’re a reader . . .
We’ve created our own Pinterest board bookshop where you can browse BC kids books by age range and check out recent releases! Find your new fave today!

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1 Response to Announcing Our Winner!

  1. KarenAutio says:

    Congratulations, Heidi! You have wonderful reads ahead!

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