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Waiting for Sophie Book CoverForthcoming this spring from Pajama Press: Liam has big plans for baby Sophie but why does growing up take so long?

Update: We’re waiting for Waiting for Sophie. April 3 is the expected publication date. Meanwhile a Mum who got it early says, “Sarah Ellis tells another timeless story with beautifully chosen text and Carmen Mok matches the tone of the story perfectly with gentle images and soft colors.”

Ben says Goodbye Lamp postLook for Ben on a Lamp Post!
Ben Says Goodbye has been chosen for the Vancouver Public Library’s “Reading Lights” program. Reading Lights celebrates the work of B.C. children’s book authors and illustrators and offers unexpected encounters with an array of stories for children and their families near parks, playgrounds, schools and libraries throughout Vancouver.

Intended to spark an interest in stories and reading, the program features excerpts of books and illustrations on lamp posts across the city for all to enjoy.

Update: Ben has found his lamp post. He’s in Gaston Park in Vancouver, at the corner of Tyne and Crowley. Go visit him! For a map of all forty installations throughout the city see pwp.vpl.ca

Outside In has been nominated for the Red Cedar Award. Lots of great reading suggestions at this site: www.redcedarawards.ca
Outside In GuideA teachers’ guide to Outside In.  One of my smart students from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, Debbie Gonzales,  devised this guide.  It deals with things like core standards but it’s also intriguing if you’re a person who likes things like “bio-pyramids.”  Who knew? Take a look.