Serendipity 2012: Children’s Literature Conference

 Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable Presents:

Year of the Dragon: Asian Themes for Young Canadian Readers

Saturday, February 25, 2012; 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (includes lunch & snacks) The University of British Columbia, Neville Scarfe Building; Room 100


                                 Paul Yee

                                  Lisa Yee 

                                  Allen Say

 ***With Special Guests***

                                   Tanya Kyi,  2011 Information Book Award, winner

                                   Marjorie Coughlan editor

                                   Corinne Robson editor

                                    Joseph Wu, origami master and

                                    Shiamak’s Bollywood Dancers

Registration Fees

Early Bird Rates (through January 31, 2012): Members $125 Non‐members $140 Students $75 Regular Rates (beginning February 1, 2012): Members $150 Non‐members $165 Students $100

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Science Festival coming up in Vancouver

If you happen to be in or near Vancouver on September 24, this Science Festival which is a fundraiser for the Canadian Children’s Book Centre will be fabulous so check it out

Celebrate Science: A Festival of BC Science Writers for Kids and Teens takes place in Vancouver on September 24, 2011. A fundraiser in support of the work of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, this science extravaganza will appeal to teachers, teacher-librarians, student teachers, public librarians, child care workers and parents.

The half-day program (8:30 AM to 12:30 PM) will feature talented Canadian writers and illustrators whose books and passion for science spans all ages. They’ll explore scientific topics with the audience and highlight a wide range of books available for youth.

The featured speaker is Dr. Jeanette Whitton, Environmental biologist and Co-Director, Beaty Biodiversity Museum. Featured scientists include Dr. Amanda Vincent, Project Seahorse researcher and Dr. Eric Taylor, UBC Fish Collection. Science writers from the Children’s Writers and Illustrators of BC (CWILL BC) presenting their books will be: Fiona Bayrock, Tanya Kyi, Shar Levine & Leslie Johnstone, Cynthia Nicolson, Barry Shell, and Jim Wiese.

There will be a science book fair and sales with a 10% discount for attendees. The cost of Celebrate Science! is: $20.00 for students; $20.00 for CCBC members; and $40.00 for non-members. To become a CCBC member, please click here.

Space is limited. Registrations must be received by September 22, 2011. To register, download this form and return it to the address indicated on the form or register online.

For questions, contact Jo-Anne Naslund at or 604-822-0940.