Sarah has been nominated for the 2019 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. This is an international award, covering writers, illustrators and reading promotion organizations from 64 countries. There are five Canadian nominees this year including Deborah Ellis (no, we’re not related!) and Jon Klassen. The winner will be announced on April 2nd. Want to know more? www.alma.se/en
Nina, age 11, from New York, writes, “I absolutely loved Dodger Boy. It made me laugh in places, gave me some new ideas about a lot of things, and taught me quite a bit.”
Bea, aged 90, from Arkansas, writes, “I sure did enjoy Dodger Boy. After reading twice about Tom Ed and Charlotte I understand more about draft dodgers now.”
Sophie joins “Reading Lights”
The newest round of reading plaques is up in Vancouver neighbourhoods. Delighted to see Waiting for Sophie, illustrated by Carmen Mok, featured in Nelson Park, my childhood neck of the woods.
(For Vancouverites on a Reading Lights expedition: It’s across the street from mid-1100 block Comox St.)
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