Author Archives: KarenAutio

Kah-Lan wins Word Award

CWILL member Karen Autio has won the national 2016 Word Award for best children’s novel for Kah-Lan the Adventurous Sea Otter illustrated by Sheena Lott and published by Sono Nis Press. Karen is the acclaimed author of a trilogy of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Reading BC Books

CWILL BC’s list of set-in-BC children’s and young adult books is newly updated and posted here. You’ll find stories set everywhere from Sooke to Barkerville to Smithers. Happy reading!

Posted in books/writing, juvenile fiction, non-fiction, novels, picture books, poetry, readBC, young adult literature | Leave a comment

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. Here are only a portion of the 50 science- and ocean-themed books … Continue reading

Posted in activities for kids, book launches, books/writing, CWILL BC news & events, festivals | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Sea Otter Dreams Come True

With my upcoming launch of Kah-Lan the Adventurous Sea Otter at the Vancouver Aquarium on September 26, I was invited to write a guest blog post on their Aquablog. Kah-Lan had its start at the Aquarium in 1985. Read on … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Kah-Lan, the Adventurous Sea Otter Book Launches

Come celebrate Sea Otter Awareness Week, Science Literacy Week, and the launch of children’s author Karen Autio’s new book! Kah-Lan, the Adventurous Sea Otter The heroic travels of two dynamic and realistic sea otter characters are a wonderful introduction to … Continue reading

Posted in activities for kids, book launches, books/writing | Tagged | Leave a comment

BC-Created Books Set in BC Locations

Have you ever wondered if there’s a children’s book set in Bella Coola, BC? Or a book for young adults set in Kaslo, BC? To learn about BC-created books set in locations all around BC, check out the newly expanded … Continue reading

Posted in books/writing, illustration, information books, juvenile fiction, literacy, non-fiction, novels, picture books, young adult literature | 1 Comment