We are happy to hear that there is a new literary festival for children in Kitchener-Waterloo!
Here are the scheduled times for our authors and illustrators:
11:30 am – Laura Beingessner
Illustrator of Our Corner Grocery Store and Sail Away With Me.
3:00 pm – Heather Hart-Sussman
Heather Hart-Sussman wants to tell you about Nana’s wedding. Life with Nana is perfect, that is until she meets Bob!
3:30 pm – Nan Forler
Local teacher, Nan Forler, brings the story of Bird Child alive. Bullying and the ability to rise above it are at the heart of this strikingly beautiful picture book.
Turning Pages – A Literary Festival Date: Saturday, May 15th, 2010 When: 10:00am-9:00pm Where: The Children’s Museum Address: 10 King Street West, Kitchener, ON N2G 1A3 Admission: $10 each or buy any kids or teen book from Words Worth Books and receive 25% off a single admission!
Will you be attending the 2010 OLA Super Conference? The conference will be taking place on February 24-27, 2010 in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Tundra will be at booth #720 to tell you about our new and upcoming books! You can also come by to pick up our catalogues, posters, postcards, and bookmarks.
We are also hosting author signings at our booth! Be sure to line-up early, the first 50 people will receive a complimentary copy (finished books, unless noted otherwise). The only catch is… you have to meet the author! Not bad at all…
3pm – Theo Caldwell will be signing finished copies of Finn the half-Great
Friday, February 26, 2010:
10:30am – Marla Stewart Konrad will be signing finished copies of Grand and I Like to Play
1pm – Rona Arato will be signing finished copies of Mrs. Kaputnik’s Pool Hall and Matzo Ball Emporium
2pm – J. Torres will be signing chapbooks of Alison Dare, The Heart of the Maiden
Also, be sure to check out Session #1229:
Friday, February, 26, 2010 at 2:10pm
Read Fresh: Why we need Canadian books
Kathy Lowinger, Past Publisher, Tundra Books
For years hardly a single children’s book was published in Canada. Now we have a rich, diverse body of literature to call our own, but we may lose this hard-won national treasure. Why should we care? What should we do? And what are the must-have Canadian books for every library?
In My Mailbox explores the contents of our mailbox on a weekly basis. This meme is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren, and the idea was inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie. While we don’t have an actual “box” (more like the whole floor is used), we are constantly getting advances, so we thought we could share them with you. Most of the participants in this meme share the books that they recieved for review. Well, here is what arrived at our doorstep to be sent out to reviewers! =)