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).
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.