On Saturday, it was “Look Again Day” at This Is Not A Reading Series for Tots, presented by Pages Books & Magazines, Bunch, Gladstone Hotel, and the Little Paper. Marla Stewart Konrad presented her two books, Getting There and Mom and Me:
Also at TINARS for Tots that day was Rebecca Upjohn presenting Lily And The Paper Man and there was a tribute to Tomi Ungerer of The Three Robbers & Moon Man.
Then on Sunday, it was the TINARS Literary Arcade! TINARS set up listening stations in the ballroom of the Gladstone Hotel as part of Doors Open Toronto. Featured authors and illustrators included: Joanne Schwartz, Laura Beingessner, Claudia Dey, Lisa Foad, Stacey May Fowles, Hilary Leung & David Bruins, Ibi Kaslik, Damian Rogers, Zoe Whitall, and Nathan Whitlock.
Check out the window display at Pages Books & Magazines, located at 256 Queen Street West, Toronto, M5V 1Z8. Photos courtesy of Pages Books & Magazine.
This is going to be a busy weekend for Toronto!
From 10:00-1:00pm on Saturday May 23, Pages Books will be hosting “Look Again Day” for TINARS for Tots at the Gladstone Hotel. Doors open at 9:30am, so get there early for a good seat! Marla Stewart Konrad will be presenting Getting There and Mom and Me.
Then, as part of Lit City and Doors Open Toronto, two of our authors will be reading at Canada’s National Ballet School. On Sunday May 24, at 11:00am, we have Linda Maybarduk (former Soloist with The National Ballet of Canada) reading James the Dancing Dog. Right after at 11:30am, Cary Fagan will be reading Beyond the Dance (co-authored with The National Ballet of Canada Principal Dancer, Chan Hon Goh). At 12:30pm Veronica Tennant reads from On Stage Please.
Another event hosted by Pages Books is the TINARS Literary Arcade this weekend! This will also be part of Doors Open Toronto on May 24 from 12:00 to 4:00pm at the Gladstone Hotel. Joanne Schwartz and Laura Beingessner of Our Corner Grocery Store fame will be in attendance!
Don’t forget that Mother’s day is May 10th this year. Tundra celebrates Mother’s Day with these great books:
Mom and Me
By Marla Stewart Konrad
All royalties from the sale of these books go to support World Vision’s work with children.
Mom and Me is a collaboration with World Vision that looks at how moms and children from around the world interact with each other, and emphasizes the special bond they share. The overall message for children is: Mom is always there for me and ‘she loves me like nobody else.’
– Editor’s Pick, Canadian Living
By Davide Cali, illustrated by AnnaLaura Cantone
Translated by Marcel Danesi
Mama Robot is a testament to mothers around the world as a young boy discovers what motherhood is really about, and what makes his mama so special.
…this humorous story captures the conflicted feelings kids have towards their parents…. Mama Robot is a perfect melding of text and illustration….
– Starred Review, Quill & Quire
How It Happened in Peach Hill
By Marthe Jocelyn
How it Happened in Peach Hill is by turns funny, suspenseful, and heartbreaking as it explores the world of those who peddle hope and comfort for profit.
…a rollicking coming-of-age story that ends with dreams realized in unexpected ways.…Readers will not soon forget this unconventional mother-and-daughter team.
– Starred Review, School Library Journal