The more the merrier when it comes to books and authors!

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Seven CWILL members gathered at Vancouver Kidsbooks Wednesday evening (May 18) to launch their new books for kids. The evening began with Joan Betty Stuchner and her picture book, Can Hens Give Milk? (illustrated by Joe Weissman). According to Joan (and her chicken side-kick), the story takes place in the village of Chelm, which may or may not be mythical (one member of the audience claimed to hail from Chelm!). The main character, Tova, lives with her family on a farm in Chelm. When Tova’s father tries to find a way to get milk without a cow, hilarity ensues. Jacqueline Pearce’s chapter […]






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Inspired by Japan, a bakery and a lucky cat

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Guest Post by Jacqueline Pearce My new chapter book, Mystery of the Missing Luck , is fresh out of the oven (so to speak). It’s about the relationship between a young girl, Sara, and her grandmother, Obaachan, and what happens when Maneki Neko, the lucky cat statue goes missing from the grandmother’s Japanese bakery. Ten years ago, if you’d told me I was going to write three books with a connection to Japan, I would have been surprised. My interest in Japan and Japanese culture came about somewhat by accident. It started when I was a university […]






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