Monique Gray Smith Reads “You Hold Me Up”

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Monique Gray Smith reads her new picture book, You Hold Me Up, to an enthusiastic audience of little ones. You Hold Me Up is a vibrant picture book, beautifully illustrated by celebrated artist Danielle Daniel, that encourages children to show love and support for each other and to consider each other’s well-being in their everyday actions. Consultant, international speaker and award-winning author Monique Gray Smith wrote You Hold Me Up to prompt a dialogue among young people, their care providers and educators about reconciliation and the importance of the connections children make with their friends, […]






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Author Feature: Richard Van Camp

We Sang You Home by Richard Van Camp and illustrated by Julie Flett

#TuesdayTalk with Richard Van Camp. His new board book, We Sang You Home, is on shelves now! Tell us a bit about your book. We Sang You Home is my fourth board book. This is every parent to be’s wish, prayer and song: that Baby arrives safely and in a good way.. What was the catalyst for your story? I wanted to add to my three books with a new song for babies and a reminder of how sacred each child is. I do believe in the power of prayer and I love the idea […]






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Author Feature: Monique Gray Smith

My Heart Fills with Happines by Monique Gray Smith and illustrated by Julie Flett

#TuesdayTalk with Monique Gray Smith. Her new board book for children, My Heart Fills with Happiness, is illustrated by Julie Flett and is on shelves now. Tell us a bit about your book. My Heart Fills with Happiness is a children’s board book written to support the emotional wellness of children and families. What was the catalyst for your story? I was facilitating a workshop for an Aboriginal Head Start in Mission with parents and staff. At lunch time, the children joined us and I watched as a young boy about 4 years of age ran up […]






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