WordFest hosts year-round literary events in Calgary, Banff and Bow Valley featuring the world’s best writers. WordFest’s main event is a literary festival that features upwards of 70 writers from the local, national and international stage. The Festival has approximately 60 separate events and attracts an audience of over 14,000.
Monica Kulling has published over thirty-five books for children, including In the Bag! Margaret Knight Wraps It Up, selected by Smithsonian Magazine as one of the Ten Great Science Books for Kids. Her other two books in the series, It’s a Snap! George Eastman’s First Photograph and All Aboard! Elijah McCoy’s Steam Engine, both illustrated by Bill Slavin, were nominated for several awards. Kulling is also the author of the hilarious Merci Mister Dash! She presents Mister Dash and the Cupcake Calamity (Grade K-2) and Making Contact!, the latest of her biography series (Grade 1 – 3).
Monica Kulling Events
October 16, 10:00 am – 11:30 am with Barbara Reid (Grade K – 2) — Buy Tickets
CPL – John Dutton Theatre, 616 Macleod Trail SE Calgary
October 17, 10:00 am – 11:30 am with Eric Walters (Grades 1 – 3) — Buy Tickets
Glenbow Museum – ConocoPhillips Theatre, 130 9 Ave SE Calgary
October 19, 11:00 am – Noon A Morning with Monica Kulling — Family Event – FREE
Banff Public Library, 101 Bear street
Don’t forget, the Word on the Street is coming up! Here’s a quick glance at the schedule in Toronto on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Queen’s Park.
Smokescreen Written by Nancy Hartry Hardcover | 208 Pages Ages 12 and up ISBN: 978-1-77049-405-3 eBook: 978-1-77049-406-0 Nancy Hartry will be at The Remarkable Reads Tent from 11:30 am – 12:15 pm and at This Is Not The Shakespeare Stage from 1:40 pm – 2:00 pm.
Noni Is Nervous Written by Heather Hartt-Sussman Illustrated by Geneviève Côté Hardcover | 24 Pages Ages 2-5 ISBN: 978-1-77049-323-0 Heather Hartt-Sussman will be at the TD Children’s Reading Tent from 1:30 pm – 1:50 pm.
Where Do You Look? Written by Marthe Jocelyn and Nell Jocelyn Hardcover | 32 Pages Ages 2-5 ISBN: 978-1-77049-376-6 Marthe Jocelyn will be at The Remarkable Reads Tent from 11:00 am – 11:30 am.
Whimsy’s Heavy Things Written and illustrated by Julie Kraulis Hardcover | 32 Pages Ages 4-6 ISBN: 978-1-77049-403-9 Julie Kraulis will be at the TD Children’s Literature Tent from 12:10 pm – 12:30 pm.
Mister Dash and the Cupcake Calamity Written by Monica Kulling Illustrated by Esperanca Melo Hardcover | 32 Pages Ages 3-7 ISBN: 978-1-77049-396-4 Monica Kulling will be at the TD Children’s Literature Tent from 1:50 pm – 2:10 pm.
Death of a King Written by Andrew H. Vanderwal Hardcover | 304 Pages Ages 10 and up ISBN: 978-1-77049-398-8 eBook: 978-1-77049-399-5 Andrew H. Vanderwal will be at the TD Children’s Literature Tent from 4:20 pm – 4:40 pm.
You know it’s autumn when there is an array of literary festivals during the weekends! Please join author, Monica Kulling, at the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival on Sunday, September 15, 2013. She will be at Jenny’s Place (Backyard) from 3:10-3:30pm along with other children’s book authors.
Photo Credit: Erin Woods
Monica Kulling lives in Toronto and has published over 35 children’s titles including Merci, Mister Dash! and In the Bag! Margaret Knight Wraps it Up (which Smithsonian Magazine cited as one of 10 Great Science Books for Kids). Her books have been regularly nominated for awards, including the Silver Birch Express Award for All Aboard! Elijah McCoy’s Steam Engine.
Tuesdays with Tundra is a monthly post on our new releases. The following books are available today in stores and online!
Mister Dash and the Cupcake Calamity
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Esperança Melo
Format: Hardcover | 32 Pages | Ages 3-6
Mr. Dash may not have a pedigree (he can count five different breeds of dogs as family), but from his furry head to his wagging tail, he is a gentleman. His fine manners make him a perfect companion to Madame Croissant. Their life together is graceful and civilized, what with walks in the park, stamp-collecting, and a passion for flowers. Mr. Dash is also in charge of delivering Madame Croissant’s world-famous cupcakes. All is well until Daphne, Madame Croissant’s rather lively niece, arrives to turn the cupcake world upside down.
Beyond the Moongate
True Stories of 1920s China
Written by Elizabeth Quan
Hardcover | 40 Pages | Ages 6-8
“Anecdotal paintings and reminiscences of two childhood years spent in China, by an artist now in her 90s … Quan recalls 17 experiences or incidents during the stay…. It’s a sunny picture, but there are references to the real dangers of pirates and brigands, as well as a comment about the author’s beloved Popo (grandmother) walking to church on bound feet. These, along with a final parting made particularly poignant … warm, humorous and engaging overall.” — Kirkus Reviews
The Dragon Turn
The Boy Sherlock Holmes , His 5th Case
Written by Shane Peacock
Trade Paperback | 256 Pages | Ages 10-14
“…The Dragon Turn is a wonderful book. I think its target audience will love it for its adventure, mystery and characters, and, as an older reader, I enjoyed it for the way Peacock wrote Sherlock Holmes.” — Literary Treats
Pub Date Giveaway: In the comments below, please tell us which new March release of Tundra’s you would love to read and one lucky reader will receive their requested book! One request per person and please review our rules. This giveaway ends at midnight on Monday, March 18, 2013!