Butterfly Park is a nominee for the Blue Spruce Award in the Forest of Reading!
Art Extensions: I have also put together some art activities for kids and teachers to do after reading Butterfly Park- Magnetic Butterflies and Balancing Butterflies. You can find them on my website.
School Visits: I will be doing school visits through the Authors’ Booking Service. I will be in Toronto for the week of December 14th – 18th. Tuesday and Wednesday have been booked. I will also be in the Brampton area in the first week of March for visits to schools. Check for availability. I am happy to visit other areas of Ontario too. Please get in touch if your school would like to book a presentation.
Some New Work
You can find these prints on my ETSY page.
Spotlight: I was so excited to see this lovely article this week in Quill & Quire by Dory Cerny – which features my book (Feeling so lucky.):
Kidlit spotlight: the golden age of Canadian picture books
(On a side note – it also features the book Sidewalk Flowers by a former NSCAD classmate, Sydney Smith. Pick up a copy if you haven’t already. It just won the Governor General’s award. Some of the other contemporary Canadian authors and illustrators in the article include are François Thisdale, Jon Klassen, Cybèle Young (paper artist!), Julie Flett, Ashley Spires, Mélanie Watt, Jeremy Tankard, Cale Atkinson, Kate Beaton, Julie Morstad, and one of my very favourite authors, Sara O’Leary.)
Exquisite Corpse at Kinderlit: I’ve spent so many car trips making these with my kids. Have you ever made one before? The fine folks at Kinderlit host this fun activity. Check it out!
Operation Every Child: The teen blogger, Jessica Bernt at Bookish Serendipity contacted me to tell me about a fundraiser. She is raising money and collecting children’s books that will be given to kids at a Women’s shelter this Christmas. I think it is a great cause so I sent my books off and donated some to the local shelter too. If you are an author and reading this – you can send your books too:
Operation Every Child
10 Mcnutt street
Or if you just want to help – Donate: https://www.gofundme.com/op-every-child
Hope you have a great Hallowe’en! (We are so excited here that my little guy wore this to gymnastics.)