Keep Toronto Reading

Keep Toronto Reading 2009

“This April, join Toronto Public Library for Keep Toronto Reading, a month-long showcase of books and culture. Enjoy an exciting line-up of free events, performances and discussions at library branches and partner locations throughout the city.”

Tundra authors participating:

Shyam Selvadurai, author of Swimming in the Monsoon Sea, will be featured in Lit City: Celebrity Picks at the Toronto Reference Library on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 7:00pm.

Richard Scrimger, author of From Charlie’s Point of View, will be featured in Counting Yourself In at the Bendale Branch on Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 1:30pm.

Ken Setterington, author of The Snow Queen and Clever Katarina, will be featured in Heroes Of My Youth: The Women Of Scarborough at the Bendale Branch on Friday, April 17, 2009 at 7:00pm.

Keep reading Toronto!

TINARS for Tots: Bradley McGogg, The Very Fine Frog

This Is Not a Reading Series for Tots on Saturday, March 21, 2009 was presented by Pages Books & Magazine, The Little Paper, Bunch, and the Gladstone Hotel. Emily Holton, acclaimed artist and author, was the host of TINAR’s “Read Me a Game.” Tundra’s Tim Beiser presented Bradley McGogg, The Very Fine Frog with a tasty bug song and a frog cooking show (part of the Frog Food Network of course). Also presenting that day was Julie Morstad’s ABC and David Bruins and Hilary Leung’s The Legend of Ninja Cowboy Bear.

Tim Beiser singing at TINARS for Tots
Tim Beiser singing "...bugs are a bog frog's most favourite dishes..." at TINARS for Tots
Sous Chef holding up Green Pond Scum for all the tots to see
Sous Chef holding up green Pond Scum for all the tots to see.
Chef Tim getting measuring cups for his Sous Chefs
Chef Tim getting measuring cups for his Sous Chefs.

Chef and Sous Chef
Sous Chef and Chef letting tots know that the 8 Bugs Smoothie with Poo is real!

It was a great turnout and brave taste testers agreed that the 8 Bugs Smoothie with Poo was delicious! Thank you to David for the excellent music and sound effects during Tim’s presentation! Also a huge thanks to Chris Reed and his team for the fabulous event, we look forward to next one!

Launch of: Bradley McGogg, The Very Fine Frog

What a very fine launch for Bradley McGogg, The Very Fine Frog! The event was on Saturday, March 7 from 2-5pm at the Ingram Gallery in Yorkville. A fantastic turnout of friends, families, and fans that came to meet Tim Beiser and Rachel Berman. Here are some photos from the reception, launch, and book signing:

Rachel Berman's illustrations on display
Rachel Berman's illustrations on display.
Children and adults enjoy Rachel's artwork
Enjoying Rachel's illustrations from the book.
The line-up for signing begins!
Lining up for the signings.
Showing off their signed copy.
Got their signed copy!
Rachel Berman signing a copy of the book
Rachel Berman signing a copy of the book.
Tim Beiser signing a copy of the book
Tim Beiser signing a copy of the book
Author Tim Beiser and his son Rowan
Tim Beiser with his son Rowan.
Reading Bradley McGogg, The Very Fine Frog.
Reading Bradley McGogg, The Very Fine Frog.

Thank you to those who came out on a rainy Saturday afternoon, and many thanks to Tarah and her team at the Ingram Gallery!