Educators’ Resource Hub


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

We connect literary and artistic communities and partner with educators to inspire kids and teens!

Tools & Resources For Educators:

BC Library Association YAACS YSI Spring Preview Lightning Talk on YouTube 16 min. video overview of BC kidlit authors, illustrators & books
BC Library Association YAACS YSI Spring Preview Lightning Talk Slides Full slide deck including notes + bonus slides not featured in final (condensed) video
BCTLA Fall Conference Workshop Slides with 2022 New Releases by Age & Interest, Tips on School Visits
Sort & Search BC-Created New Releases by Year, Title, Author, Interest Age, Topics & More in Google Sheets
Search BC Author & Illustrator Speakers & Book School Visits (pro tip: the “Search for a member…” tool is a free text search tool—use it to narrow your search by location, language, identity, skill & any other keywords you’re interested in!
Tips on School Visits & Booking Speakers
Browse BC Books for Kids in “bookshelf” visual format on Pinterest by Release Year, Type/Interest Age, Topic, Location, Language, Award Status & More
Find Kids’ Books by BC Settings in this mega list of children’s books by BC authors & illustrators sorted by the nearest BC communities &/or landmarks featured between their pages!
Printables, Activities & Teachers’ Guides for easy ways to bring BC books into the classroom
Join Our Newsletter for occasional updates on BC KidLit events, awards, new releases & giveaways

CWILLers On Site at BCTLA Fall Conference 2022:

K.A. Wiggins (Kaie), Lead Speaker: CWILL BC President, Award-Winning Author of MG & YA, School Speaker, Kids’ Creative Writing Coach
Jane Whittingham, Participating Speaker: Picture Book Author, School Speaker
Kirsten Pendreigh, Participating Speaker: Debut Picture Book Author, School Speaker
Antonia Banyard, Participating Speaker: Award-Winning Author
of Board Books, MG & Nonfiction, School Speaker
Pam Withers, Participating Speaker: Award-Winning MG & YA Author, School Speaker
Paola Opal, Participating Speaker: Award-Winning Board Book Author-Illustrator, Graphic Designer, School Speaker
Angela Ahn, Recorded Speaker, Volunteer: Award-Winning MG Author
Gina McMurchy-Barber, Volunteer: Award-Winning MG Author

BCTLA Fall Conference 2022 Giveaway Now Closed—Thanks for Entering!

Congrats to Brandon in Prince George School District.

Your Junior Spooky Book Box is in the mail and will (hopefully!) arrive before Halloween!

(We’ve also contacted the other winners, but haven’t yet heard back, so if everyone can please check their spam folders for messages from “”, we hope to get the other prizes in the mail in time for Halloween, too!)

Missed the deadline? Be sure to join our newsletter for a heads-up next time. :)

*(Image for illustration purposes only; may not represent final prize selection.)