I’m honoured that Norman, Speak! will be on permanent display on a light post next to Renfrew Park. This is part of an initiative by Vancouver Public Library and Children’s Writers and Illustrators of BC to bring BC authored books into public spaces. Read about all the Reading Lights books here.
What a delicious thrill! Chef Mario Batali has selected Eat, Leo! Eat! for his Healthy Kids Foundation through First Book! The Mario Batali Foundation “strives to ensure all children are well read, well fed and well cared for.” Read about all the books and this initiative here.
CBC Books has pu together a list of 12 contemporary picture books every Canadian home should have. And look who’s there! Norman, Speak! Thank you CBC Books! Read the whole list here.
I’m thrilled that my Jasper John Dooley Series has made the NYC Reads 365 Second Grade Reading List. See all the books here. Now get reading, New York!
How wonderful that Norman, Speak! and Jasper John Dooley, NOT in Love have been nominated for 2015-2016 Chocolate Lily Book Award! Read the list of nominees for all three categories here. On your mark, get set, start reading!
Yeah! A Simple Case of Angels has been chosen by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre as a Best Book for Kids and Teens 2015!
Every year the VEPVPA chooses a book to donate to every elementary school library in Vancouver. I’m thrilled that Norman, Speak! was this year’s choice. I was lucky, too, have the chance to present the book to principals and vice principals and a select group of young readers. Here is some of the artwork created for the event by Miyuki, a grade five student at Shaughnessy Elementary School. Thank you VEPVPA! Thank you Miyuki!
Thanks to Kids Can Press for sending pictures of the fun these readers had at the Jasper John Dooley photobooth!
Finally I get my dream job: to work in a bookstore! On May 2nd from 10:30-11:30 I’ll be down at Kidsbooks helping out a great independent bookstore. Drop by and let me sell you a book! See the great line-up of authors and bookstores participating in this event.
Thanks so much to Kids Can Press for this wonderful Jasper John Dooley surprise package!