Victoria Fall Book Launch

Please join Sara Cassidy (Seeing Orange), John Wilson (Lost Cause), Alex Van Tol (Shallow Grave and Oracle), Sean Rodman (Dead Run), Lou Allin (Contingency Plan), Sheryl McFarlane (Island Santa—author) and Sheena Lott (Island Santa—illustrator) as they launch their new books this fall! Come meet the authors, enjoy some refreshments and get a book signed. All ages welcome. EVENT DETAILS: Monday, November 5, 2012 (that’s tonight!) 7:00pm Bolen Books #111-1644 Hillside Avenue, Victoria We’ll see you there!

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Write On! Catherine Austen visits Ottawa Teen Author Fest

Find out what it takes to write like a pro from a panel of published authors. Catherine Austen, author of last year’s award-winning dystopian teen fiction title All Good Children, will be part of a YA discussion panel in Ottawa as part of Teen Author Fest. Catherine will be answering questions with YA authors Lesley Livingston and Max Turner. The panel is a free public event for young writers. Event Details: Wednesday, October 24, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Ben Franklin Place, The Chamber, 101 Centrepointe   See all Ottawa Teen Author Fest events here. […]

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Seven (the Series) authors team up at Vancouver Writers Fest

The launch of Seven (the Series) is just around the corner, and just a few days after the launch, three of the seven authors (John Wilson, Shane Peacock and Richard Scrimger) will team up at the Vancouver Writers Fest to discuss their parts in the project. If you plan to be in the Vancouver area on October 16, 2012, this would be a fantastic event to attend. Tickets are available to individuals and school groups, and you can download a study guide from www.seventheseries.com. Purchase tickets to Seven: the Series at the Vancouver Writers Fest […]

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Nowhere Else on Earth a Victoria Book Prize finalist!

Congratulations to Caitlyn Vernon, whose Nowhere Else on Earth: Standing Tall for the Great Bear Rainforest has been named a finalist for the 2012 Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize. The winners will be announced at an awards gala at the Union Club of Victoria on October 10 at 7:30. Tickets are $15 and are available now at Bolen Books, Munro’s Books, Ivy’s Bookshop and the Victoria Book Prize Society (250-589-8430). About Nowhere Else on Earth You don’t have to live in the Great Bear Rainforest to benefit from its existence, but after you read Nowhere Else on Earth you might want […]

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Reeling in Reluctant Readers webinar

Teachers and librarians are always looking for new ways to connect with children and teens categorized as “reluctant readers.” On September 25, 2012, you can participate in a free hour-long webinar that addresses that need. Joining Orca’s publisher, Andrew Wooldridge, will be a reading specialist and literacy coach, along with a representative from Saddleback Educational Publishing. The webinar will cover strategies and resources effective in reaching struggling readers ages 10 and up, as well as present books that combine high-interest topics with accessible writing. You’ll also hear about new releases and best-selling series from Saddleback Educational […]

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Let’s go to the Ex…for the books!

Canada’s National Exhibit kicked off on August 17, and this year we hope you’ll visit the Ex…not for the music, not for the fair rides, not for the bacon-wrapped-deep-fried-Mars-bars, but for the BOOKS! The picture books, to be specific. The Ontario Library Association (OLA) will soon be marking the 1o-year anniversary of the Blue Spruce reading program. The anniversary event will be held at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto from Aug. 17, 2012 to Sept. 3, 2012. The Blue Spruce program brings Canadian children’s picture books to Ontario children in kindergarten through grade two. Over 70 […]

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