What a great venue for a book launch! John Lekich will launch his new new novel, The Prisoner of Snowflake Falls, at Vancouver’s Books to Cooks on Friday, May 11, at 6:00pm. The Prisoner of Snowflake Falls follows fifteen-year-old Henry Holloway. Henry isn’t immoral, he’s just hungry. His mother died when he was nine, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Andy and his friends, all amiable small-time crooks. When Uncle Andy is sent to prison, Henry takes up residence in an abandoned tree house in order to escape the notice of Social Services. […]
Congratulations to the Orca pod! We have been awarded a LiveSmart BC Certificate for the actions we have taken to improve our energy efficiency in the office. Over the past year, we’ve started composting our kitchen waste and all paper towels, implemented a sustainable purchase plan for office supplies, developed a more comprehensive recycling program, switched to reusable mugs and committed to turning of lights and heat when they are not in use. And what’s next? Well, we’re planning to instal low-flow aerators on our taps, insulate our hot water pipes, hot water heaters and storage tanks […]
When drafting up a plan for your leisure time this weekend be sure to include some green activities because this Sunday is Earth Day 2012! Earth Day, an annual event celebrated worldwide every April 22, is an opportunity for people of all ages to take positive actions towards the preservation of our delicate natural environment.
We’re thrilled to announce that Catherine Austen has won the Canadian Library Association(CLA) Young Adult Book Award for 2012 for All Good Children.
We hope you’ll join fantastic local authors and illustrators Eva Campbell, Mary Elizabeth Nelson, Kari Jones, Robin Stevenson, Tom Ryan, John Wilson and Mark Zuehlke as they launch their new books this spring.
It’s an interesting question, with strong arguments on both sides. Would a gadget-free child be more creative, more imaginative, less distracted and socially more interactive? Or since technology is a reality of life, is it better for children to get used to it sooner rather than later? Read the full article from the Globe and Mail, and let us know what you think in the comments.