It was July 9, 2011, and I was attending a workshop on writing for children hosted in the backyard of A Different Booklist bookstore in Toronto.
Toronto cartoonist, illustrator, and designer John Martz has been hired as art director at Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers.
The bestselling children’s author-illustrator tries something new – unapologetically so.
Librarians, book bloggers, and booksellers weigh in with their favourite children’s books of the year.
The author of The Marrow Thieves found out she won the $50,000 Kirkus Prize as she was searching her desk for loose change for transit.
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre brought together the publishing industry to honour a long-time feminist, social justice activist, and kidlit icon.
While Melanie Florence has written multiple works of fiction and non-fiction for children, the picture book genre is still new to her. It’s also where she’s having the greatest success.
When Andrew Wooldridge, publisher at Orca Book Publishers, heard Marie Wilson, a commissioner for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, speak at the annual general meeting for the Association of Canadian Publishers last year, an idea took root.
Montreal graphica publisher Drawn & Quarterly opened its first designated children’s bookstore at the beginning of October, in honour of the tenth anniversary of its first store, Librairie Drawn & Quarterly.
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).