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
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!
The expo portion of the Ontario Library Association‘s Super Conference is now over. Another great show and thank you to everyone that came to visit our booth. Here are some photos from the two day show:
Before the show began, all is quiet…
Books on display: OLA Best Bets and OLA Forest of Reading nominees!
Heather Hartt-Sussman came in to sign Nana’s Getting Married on Thursday.
Ann Love came in to sign Talking Tails: The Incredible Connection Between People and Their Pets. Are you dog person or a cat person? Maybe both?
Monica Kulling signing All Aboard! Elijah McCoy’s Steam Engine.
Shane Peacock signing Death in the Air: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His 2nd Case.
Illustrator Laura Beingessner came in to sign Sail Away with Me by Jane Collins-Philippe.
Rona Arato signing Mrs. Kaputnik’s Pool Hall and Matzo Ball Emporium. She even brought in a giant matzo ball for display!
Not pictured, but Richard Scrimger, Theo Caldwell, Marla Stewart Konrad, and J. Torres also braved the weather to come in to sign their books:
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…
Thursday, February 25, 2010:
- 10:30am – Heather Hartt-Sussman will be signing finished copies of Nana’s Getting Married
- 11am – Ann Love will be signing finished copies of Talking Tails: The Incredible Connection Between People and Their Pets
- 11:30am – Monica Kulling will be signing F&Gs of All Aboard!
- 12:15pm – Shane Peacock will be signing ARCs of Death in the Air
- 1pm – Laura Beingessner will be signing finished copies of Sail Away with Me
- 2pm – Richard Scrimger will be signing finished copies of Me & Death
- 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! =)
Top to bottom:
Me & Death by Richard Scrimger
Mrs. Kaputnik’s Pool Hall and Matzo Ball Emporium by Rona Arato
Same Same by Marthe Jocelyn, illustrated by Tom Slaughter
Eats by Marthe Jocelyn, illustrated by Tom Slaughter
Off We Go! by Beverley Abramson
Which Way? by Marthe Jocelyn, illustrated by Tom Slaughter
Sail Away with Me by Jane Collins-Philippe, illustrated by Laura Beingessner
Nana’s Getting Married by Heather Hartt-Sussman, illustrated by Georgia Graham
The Weber Street Wonder Work Crew by Maxwell Newhouse
Topsy-Turvy Town by Luc Melanson
This book arrived after the top bunch:
Talking Tails: The Incredible Connection Between People and Their Pets by Ann Love and Jane Drake, illustrated by Bill Slavin
Want to participate? For more information on starting your own “In My Mailbox” post, visit The Story Siren!