What’s New

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.)

Ben and the Scaredy Dog cover imageAnother story about Ben.  What is he most afraid of? Hint:  I’m afraid of it too.  See this space for breaking news.
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.