The Victoria Children’s Literature Roundtable Presents Beryl Young

Beryl Young will present on the topic One Writer’s Life, and talk about her most recent novel for young adults, Follow the Elephant (Ronsdale, 2010), about a thirteen-year-old boy who travels to India with his grandmother in search of her childhood pen pal. “India is still my passion, and I’ve travelled to that vast country three times to visit my foster family there.”

Young has also written Wishing Star Summer (Raincoast, 2001) and Charlie: A Home Child’s Life in Canada (Key Porter, 2009).

Also on the program: Leslie Bootle and Melanie Jeffs from Orca Books will introduce Orca’s Fall 2012 titles.
The VCLR is open to the public. Members free, drop-ins $5, students $4. Meetings are held at the Nellie McClung Branch Library, 3950 Cedar Hill Road. Come early and browse Tall Tales Books’ table, and bring a friend! Doors open at 7 pm.

For more information about the Roundtable, call 250-598-3694, find us on Facebook, or visit:
www.victoriachildrensliteratureroundtable.blogspot.com.

Meet writer Sara Cassidy and illustrator Eva Campbell

Author Sara Cassidy & Illustrator Eva Campbell

Monday June 4th, 7:30 pm

at the Victoria Children’s Literature Roundtable

Meet a new author and a new illustrator on the Canadian children’s literature scene. Sara Cassidy is the author of Windfall and Slick, two environmental mysteries in the Orca Currents series. Eva Campbell, painter, visual artist, and educator, is the illustrator of The Matatu, a picture book by Eric Walters. 

Please bring lightly used children’s picture books to donate to “1000X5” Children’s Book Recycling Project.

The VCLR is open to the public. Members free, drop-ins $5, students $4. Meetings are held at the Nellie McClung Branch Library, 3950 Cedar Hill Road. Come early and browse Tall Tales Books’ table, and bring a friend! Doors open at 7 pm.

For more information about the Roundtable, call 250-598-3694, find us on Facebook, or visit:

http://www.victoriachildrensliteratureroundtable.blogspot.com.

Karen Rivers speaking on April 16th

The Victoria Children’s Literature Roundtable is featuring author Karen Rivers for it’s next program on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 7:30 pm at Nellie McClung Library at (Cedar Hill & McKenzie).

Karen Rivers is a fabulous author who has written for middle school, young adult, and adult audiences. She’s a master of the first person narrative that young adult audiences so often find appealing, and she uses it to put her readers in the driver’s seat along with  her quirky characters.  She’ll be talking about how she found her “dream job” as a writer, but anyone who knows Karen or has read her books, wil know that she hasn’t found, but created her dream job through well developed stories that are carefully crafted.

Her most recent novels are What is Real, the XYZ Trilogy, and Barely Hanging On.

***The doors open at 7:00 pm but you’re welcome to arrive early to browse the Cadboro Bay Books table.

***Everyone welcome! Cost: $5.00 at the door, Students $4.00, $25.00/year.

 
***Dayle Sutherland will present Orca Book Publishers new Spring titles.

Bring lightly used children’s picture books to donate to Project abc 1,000 x 5.

Karen Rivers on January 16th

CANCELLED

Young adult author, Karen Rivers will be at the Victoria Children’s Literature Roundtable meeting on Monday January 16th to talk about how she found her “dream job” as a writer. Her books are funny, quirky, sad, and impossible to put down.   I’ve never read one I didn’t like.

If you happen to be in the Victoria area,  drop by the Nellie McClung Branch Library, 3950 Cedar Hill Road for an awesome program. Doors open at 7 pm & you can browse the bookseller’s table until 7:30 when the program starts.

The VCLR is open to the public. Members free, drop-ins $5, students $4.

www.victoriachildrensliteratureroundtable.blogspot.com for more info.  Or check them out on Facebook.

Books available at the event through Tall Tale Books.

Win an author visit with Julie Lawson

A Contest for Teachers, Parents or Anyone Interested in Winning a Free Author Visit for a Victoria School!

For the low price of $5, you can purchase a raffle ticket for the chance to have award-winning author, Julie Lawson, visit a Victoria classroom between January – June 2012. Tickets will be available at the December 5 Roundtable meeting, or online through our blog with Pay Pal: http://victoriachildrensliteratureroundtable.blogspot.com/

Julie has generously donated this visit as a fundraiser for the Victoria Children’s Literature Roundtable, so please encourage everyone to buy a ticket. The winner will be able to choose which school they would like to Julie to visit.

Michael Kusugak in Victoria Nov. 14, 2011

Michael Kusugak

Monday Nov. 14th, 7:30 pm

at the Victoria Children’s Literature Roundtable

 Michael Kusugak, an award-winning author and storyteller originally from Repulse Bay, Nunavut, writes fiction for children. His body of work ranges from his most recent book, The Littlest Sled Dog, to his first book, A Promise is a Promise, co-authored with Robert Munsch.

He grew up living in igloos, traveling by dogsled, catching his food to eat and listening to his grandmother’s stories. Michael will weave these experiences into his storytelling.

 

The VCLR is open to the public. Members free, drop-ins $5, students $4. Meetings are held at the Nellie McClung Branch Library, 3950 Cedar Hill Road. Come early and browse Cadboro Bay Books’ table, and bring a friend! Doors open at 7 pm.

 

For more information about the Roundtable, call 250-598-3694 or visit:

www.victoriachildrensliteratureroundtable.blogspot.com.

Claire Eamer at the VCLR tonight!

Claire Eamer

Monday Oct. 24th, 7:30 pm at the Victoria Children’s Literature Roundtable

Claire Eamer, a professional writer, reporter and editor from Whitehorse, has written non-fiction books for children, including Lizards in the Sky: Animals Where You Least Expect Them, and Super Crocs & Monster Wings. She has also published short stories for young adults, and is a regular contributor to the children’s science magazine, YesMag. Claire will tell us how she turned her passion for science and history into writing for children.

Sneak Preview! Dayle Sutherland and Melanie Jeffs from Orca Books will present titles from Orca’s fall book list, too.

The VCLR is open to the public. Members free, drop-ins $5, students $4. Meetings are held at the Nellie McClung Branch Library, 3950 Cedar Hill Road. Come early and browse Cadboro Bay Books’ table, and bring a friend! Doors open at 7 pm.

For more information about the Roundtable, call 250-598-3694 or visit:

www.victoriachildrensliteratureroundtable.blogspot.com.

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