Category Archives: juvenile fiction

16th Annual Chocolate Lily Award nominees

Congratulations to all authors, illustrators, and publishers whose submissions were shortlisted for the 16th Annual Chocolate Lily Book Awards! The lists for all categories – Novels, Chapter Books and Picture Books – are posted on the Chocolate Lily website: http://www.chocolatelilyawards.com/ Picture Book Nominees … Continue reading

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Heartwood Hotel book launch – July 13th, 2017

Hope lots of you can make it to the launch of my Heartwood Hotel chapter book! Thursday, July 13th | 7 pm Kidsbooks 2557 West Broadway, Vancouver Though it is rather late, it will definitely be a kid-friendly event—with activities, … Continue reading

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Can Write: Meet Norma Charles in Canadian Teacher

Margriet Ruurs interviewed Norma Charles in the Jan/Feb 2017 issue of Canadian Teacher. The feature, Can Write: Meeting Canadian Writers and Illustrators of Children’s Books, asks: What inspires the writers of the books your students read? How does an illustrator … Continue reading

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Writing and Illustrating Kids’ Books: The Inside Story

Interested in writing and/or illustrating books for young readers? Join six professional children’s authors and illustrators to find out how they broke into this exciting field and built their careers. Ask questions and get practical information on: how to improve … Continue reading

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Wishes Come True at St. Francis Xavier

Over the past four years, Glen Huser has served as writer-in-residence for grade four classes in a series of pre-Christmas workshops at St. Francis Xavier Elementary in Vancouver. The students develop a story plan which involves deciding on a central … Continue reading

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25th anniversary – White Jade Tiger

To celebrate the upcoming 25th anniversary of Julie Lawson’s White Jade Tiger, Dundurn is publishing a new edition — complete with a new cover. The text also got a makeover. Julie reread the text with a ruthless editor’s eye, correcting … Continue reading

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