It’s a Snap! Podcast

On this day in 1888, George Eastman registered the trademark Kodak. Click HERE to listen to the podcast of It’s a Snap! on “Just One More Book!”

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It's a Snap!It’s a Snap!
George Eastman’s First Photograph
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Bill Slavin
ISBN 978-88776-881-1
Hardcover | 32 Pages
Ages 5-8

Monica Kulling’s spunky, playful text is beautifully complemented by the stunning pen-and-ink with watercolor illustrations of artist Bill Slavin. It’s a Snap! George Eastman’s First Photograph introduces a new series for Tundra — the Great Idea Series — a must-have for schools, libraries, and parents alike.

Book Launch:
Get snap happy! Join Monica Kulling and Bill Slavin on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at the Stephen Bulger Gallery/Camera Bar (Toronto, ON) from 7pm to 9pm. The author and illustrator will be happy to have their photos taken and to sign books.

2009 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards

The finalists for the 2009 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards has been announced. Congratulations to Nicolas Debon, Cary Fagan, Jack Mitchell, Susin Nielsen, and Shane Peacock! The winners will be announced on November 3, 2009.

SHORT-LISTED FOR THE TD CANADIAN CHILDREN’S LITERATURE AWARD:

Death in the AirDeath in the Air: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Second Case
Written by Shane Peacock
ISBN 978-0-88776-851-4
Ages 10-14

“This second installment of ‘The Boy Sherlock Holmes’ series maintains tension from beginning to end… Pacing is superb, great character development, breath-taking from beginning to end.” – The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC)

Thing-ThingThing-Thing
Written by Cary Fagan
Illustrated by Nicolas Debon
ISBN 978-0-88776-839-2
Ages 4-7

“A fresh and charming book about a spoiled child and an unloved toy thrown out the window… The quirky gouache and collage illustrations offer a sense of speed and uncanny stories on each floor… A book to fall for.” – The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC)

Word NerdWord Nerd
Written by Susin Nielsen
ISBN 978-0-88776-875-0
Ages 9+

“A humourous and cleverly written novel with likeable, unusual characters from the wrong side of the tracks… An original novel about regaining self confidence and trust.” – The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC)

SHORT-LISTED FOR THE MARILYN BAILLIE PICTURE BOOK AWARD:

Thing-ThingThing-Thing
Written by Cary Fagan
Illustrated by Nicolas Debon
ISBN 978-0-88776-839-2
Ages 4-7

“This unique story of Thing-Thing’s fall from the sixth floor of the Excelsior Hotel becomes a slow-motion vehicle for a touching and funny contemplation of life and love from a host of characters inspired by his fleeting image.” – The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC)

SHORT-LISTED FOR THE GEOFFREY BILSON AWARD FOR HISTORICAL FICTION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE:

The Ancient Ocean BluesThe Ancient Ocean Blues
Written by Jack Mitchell
ISBN 978-0-88776-832-3
Ages 10-13

“A fast-paced spoof on Greek tales… Laugh-out-loud funny with great characters… A new take on the old classics… This book is original, delightful and engaging.” – The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC)

Guest Post: Barbara Azore

Today’s guest post is from Barbara Azore! Barbara is the author of the wonderfully amusing Wanda adventures, illustrated by Georgia Graham. Barbara shares her photos and comments from Wanda and the Wild Hair and Wanda and the Frogs. Today is also the release of the newest Wanda adventures, Wanda’s Freckles!

Wanda's Freckles

 Barbara: This one shows me with a teacher at Chester Ronning School in Camrose, Alberta:Barbara Azore in Camrose, Alberta

Barbara: This picture was taken at Stoke Kindergarten, Nelson, New Zealand: Barbara Azore in Nelson, New Zealand

Barbara Azore: This is a photo of me and my son (Martin) at the book launch for Wanda and the Wild Hair:Launch of Wanda's Wild Hair

Barbara Azore: This is me during READ IN Week in 2005 at George H. Luck School:Barbara Azore at Read In WeekBarbara: They also wrote to me:

Barbara,
You do a great job! Thanks for coming to talk to our students.
George H. Luck School

That’s all for now! Barbara Azore will be participating in READ IN this year from October 5 to 9, 2009.