Wednesday, August 24, 2016

September Roundtable Tuesday, September 27th



Author Event: Kyo Maclear


Kyo Maclear, children's author of Spork, Virginia Wolf, The Liszts and The Wish Tree will share her experience as a writer and creative process for picture books.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Saanich Centennial Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library
3110 Tillicum Road (by Pearkes Arena)

Doors open at 7:00 pm – Browse books for sale from School House Teach Supplies and Children’s Bookstore.
Bonus: join us for a presentation on the Canadian Children’s Literatures of Canada’s 2015 Information Book Award books before the author talk at 7:30

This program is generously sponsored by IslandLink Library Federation with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and co-hosted by the Greater Victoria Public Library.
No registration required.


Friday, August 19, 2016

Children's Roundtable Information Book Award List



2016 Information Book Award Ballot

The Art of the Possible: An Everyday Guide to Politics. By Edward Keenan. Illustrations by Julie McLaughlin. Published by Owlkids Books.
 
Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War. By Jessica Dee Humphreys and Michel Chikwanine.  Illustrations by Claudia Davila. Published by Kids Can Press.

Dinosaurs From Head to Tail. By Stacey Roderick.  Illustrations by Kwanchai Moriya. Published by Kids Can Press.

DNA Detective. By Tanya Lloyd Kyi. Illustrations by Lil Crump. Published by Annick Press.

Head Lice. By Elise Gravel. Published by Tundra Books.
 
Urban Tribes: Native Americans in the City. Edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale.  Published by Annick Press.

West Coast Wild: A Nature Alphabet. By Deborah Hodge. Illustrations by Karen Reczuch. Published by Groundwood.

What’s the Buzz? Keeping Bees in Flight.  By Merrie-Ellen Wilcox. Published by Orca Books.

The Wolf-Birds. By Willow Dawson. Published by Owl Kids.

 

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Monday, June 20th, 2016



Children’s Literary Walking Tour with John Adams 

Join us on a walking tour with John Adams who will take us on a literary journey through downtown Victoria. We’ll start at the Emily Carr Statue and finish in Chinatown, focusing on children’s characters and places that are familiar to us.
 

Monday, June 20th, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Emily Carr Statue (Corner of Government & Belleville Street)
Ending in Chinatown
Drop-in $15  Members: $5

Must register with Dayle @ dayle@orcabook.com before June 14th


 
 


Saturday, April 23, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016 Author-Illustrator Chris Tougas


Author-Illustrator Chris Tougas





Date: Monday, May 16, 2016

Time:  Doors open at 7:00 for a 7:30 start.
  
Location:  Saanich Centennial Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library
3110 Tillicum Road (next to Pearkes Arena)

Drop in $5, free for VCLR members
VCLR memberships can be purchased with cash or cheque at the door.  $25 for 12 months.




Chris Tougas is an award-winning author and illustrator of children’s picture books, including Mechanimals, Art's Supplies, Dojo Daycare and its sequels,  Dojo Daytrip and Dojo Surprise. In addition, he has worked as an animation character designer and writer for Disney, Warner Brothers, Universal, Jim Henson, Sesame Workshop, Fox and many other companies.

Chris reads from his own books and discusses choices that were made along the way as both a writer and and illustrator.  Chris also shares new work and discusses his experience working with book publishers and Hollywood producers.The 45 minute talk ends with a half hour Q & A session.