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Joan Betty Stuchner — Oy Vey! — Funniest Children’s Book Awards: June 19th, 2019

The winners of the 2019 Joan Betty Stuchner — Oy Vey! — Funniest Children’s Book Awards (Picture or Board Book category & Chapter Book category) will be announced at a special, giggle-filled celebration on: Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 | 7-9 … Continue reading

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The Doorway to Adventure – November 2016

Lee Edward Fodi is working as a writer-in-residence at West Sechelt Elementary on the Sunshine Coast, working with two groups of students ranging from Grades 4-7. During four separate sessions, he is helping the students sculpt a fantasy story based … Continue reading

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Crafting kingdoms and characters with kids at ELC school in Bangkok

Day 2 of my writer-in-residence experience at ELC school in Bangkok is in the books. Today was a really joy, as I was able to work with the students from day 1 and help them expand their worlds by designing … Continue reading

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Books for building empathy with animals

Did you know that May is “Be kind to Animals” Month? The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) suggests several ways to celebrate by helping animals – including adopting a pet from a shelter, … Continue reading

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A Special Teacher

The following is a guest post from writer Darlene Foster. You can learn more about Darlene’s work by visiting her blog. There are teachers who teach the curriculum and hope that some of it sticks and then there are teachers … Continue reading

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Mr. Wiz versus the Wiz Kids

Just before Christmas, I helped lead the annual Winter Camp for the Creative Writing for Children Society of Vancouver (better known as CWC). I always enjoy this two-day event; the kids are full of energy and enthusiasm and we concentrate … Continue reading

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