Emerging Local Children’s Authors Panel Presentation:
Monday, November 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Saanich Centennial Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library, 3110 Tillicum Road (by Pearkes Arena)
Doors open at 7 pm – Browse books for sale from School House Teaching Supplies and Children’s Bookstore.
Isla Shaykewich was just 7 years old when she wrote and illustrated Runaway Mittens. She’s all of 8 now, and will present this charming picture book.
An established biographer and journalist, Diane branches out into teen fiction with her first two works of fiction, Homecoming and Bad Business. Look for her upcoming title, Strings Attached in spring 2017. Diane is now working on her first full length YA novel.
The year is 1936, and seven children are sprung from their boarding schools and set sail along the coast of BC for an adventure like no other. They discover the true story of Brother XII, a shadowy figure who is rumored to have buried treasure on one of the islands. Look for the sequel The Silver Lining.
Shortlisted for the 2016-17 Chocolate Lily Book Award
This debut picture book is the poignant story of one family and its extraordinary grandmother, and is a whimsical take on the difference between a house and a home.