Ben Clanton’s Narwhal and Jelly books appeal to parents, kids, and reluctant readers
When Katharine Tutko graduated in 2015 with her bachelor of science degree from University of Toronto, she didn’t know what she wanted to do next.
IBBY Canada selects A Pattern for Pepper for its prestigious award
The founders of Canada’s Authors’ Booking Service announced they are handing the company over to author and blogger Caroline Fernandez.
Kids Can Press associate publisher Semareh Al-Hillal has been named publisher at Groundwood Books, effective May 7.
Artist Julie Flett was unsure about doing the cover illustration for Q&Q’s October 2017 issue, as she was too busy working on other projects, like a cover and spot illustrations for The Journey Forward, A Novella on Reconciliation: Lucy & Lola (McKellar & Martin), a forthcoming middle-grade book by Monique Gray Smith. But after reading a draft of a Q&Q essay Smith had written, which mentions Lucy & Lola, the idea of doing a simple illustration inspired by the twin sister protagonists took root. Flett had already read the book’s manuscript but decided to base her Q&Q cover solely on what Smith had revealed in her essay. Smith knew Flett was doing the Q&Q cover but was still floored when she saw the image. Smith loved the image so much, in fact, that both she and publisher Tonya Martin agreed a version of it should grace the cover of the book that inspired it.
Thirty-nine Canadian English- and French-language publishers and two literary agencies will be in attendance at this year’s fair, including first-timers Firefly Books and Coteau Books.
Ten years after winning the Governor General’s Literary Award for children’s literature, the historical YA novel The Landing by John Ibbitson is being reissued by Kids Can Press, with all the proceeds going to a great cause: the Canadian Children’s Book Centre.
While browsing her local independent bookstore in 2011, Nancy Vo had an “aha” moment. She had just discovered Jon Klassen’s bestseller I Want My Hat Back: “I was floored and thought, ‘How did a picture book just do that to me?’ It sealed the deal – I was on a path to making kids’ books.”