Toronto author Kevin Sands had earned two degrees in theoretical physics and was toiling away as a researcher and teacher before writing his first middle-grade novel, The Blackthorn Key (Simon & Schuster Canada).
Second Story Press was quick to pull an ESL teaching guide that included racist language from its website and apologized for causing “hurt and offence.”
Emma Donoghue was the marquee name at the ninth annual Telling Tales Festival – held at the Westfield Heritage Village outside of Hamilton, Ontario, on Sept. 17.
Cressida Cowell, the bestselling author of the How to Train Your Dragon series is an animated storyteller – both in her books and over the phone.
Montreal author Fanny Britt and illustrator Isabelle Arsenault did not meet until they started collaborating on their first graphic novel, 2012’s Jane, le renard et moi.
Sometimes life requires us to be braver and bolder than we think we can be.
Children’s author Deborah Ellis attended the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of The Breadwinner, an animated film adaptation of her bestselling, award-winning middle grade novel.
Storyteller and children’s author Jan Andrews died on Sept. 2, at the age of 75, after falling down a flight of stairs at a friend’s home earlier in the week.
Erinne Paisley is the author of Can Your Smartphone Change the World?, the first in a new series of nonfiction pop activism books, which encourages and teaches young people to use social media for good
The Ontario Book Publishers Organization has released the findings of a study assessing how much Canadian literature is being taught in the province’s classrooms.
After more than three decades of working with the independent sales rep group Ampersand Inc., Victoria-based children’s press Orca Book Publishers is now handling the function internally.
In her work as a PhD student at University of Toronto and children’s literature teacher at Seneca College, Heba Elsherief has turned her attention toward the representations of Muslim characters in children’s literature.
Working as a clerk at Page and Panel enables Chris Eng to share his extensive comics knowledge and also devote time to writing and publishing books through his HoodieRipper Press.
Penguin Random House imprint Tundra Books has commissioned original art by more than 30 Canadian kidlit illustrators for its anniversary tote bags.
Humber College’s intensive children’s literature workshop, the Insider’s Guide to Writing and Publishing for Young Readers, is returning to Charlottetown July 13–15 for a second year.
Quill & Quire’s 2017 Books for Young People fall preview.
Mastermind Toys has announced the biggest expansion in its history, with at least 11 new stores slated to open across the country this year.
A roundup of new books for babies showcase creatures from near and far.
Scholastic Canada’s North Winds Press imprint is issuing a new edition of I Am Canada: A Celebration, Heather Patterson’s free-verse children’s poem.
Salaam Reads, the new imprint from Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, focuses on works featuring Muslim characters and stories.
Kids Can Press celebrates a partnership with Nelson Education for classroom resources, as well as the launch of its first title by a Wattpad author under its new KCP Loft imprint.
Scholastic has released its first-ever Kids and Family Reading Report for Canada, a survey assessing kids’ and parents’ attitudes and behaviours around reading nationally.
Smart Phone Movie Maker helps budding young cinematographers create movie magic using only their phones.
The 54th edition of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair will take place April 3-6, and Canada will be well represented with 35 publishers (19 French-language), two agencies, and non-profit organization Livres Canada Books, among others, exhibiting.
By his own admission, George A. Romero was – for a long time – a failure at art.