Joan Marie Galat – Too Much Trash: How Litter Is Hurting Animals

Welcome to Cantastic Authorpalooza, featuring posts by and about great Canadian children’s book creators! Today’s guest: Joan Marie Galat. I recommended Joan’s newest book, Mortimer: Rat Race to Space already this week; today, this prolific author is here to discuss a nonfiction title that sounds amazing. Take it away, Joan! Did you know litter on...

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This I Read Canadian Day, Blast Off with Mortimer: Rat Race to Space

Tomorrow is I Read Canadian Day, the day we support Canada’s fabulous children’s bookmakers by reading a Canadian book for 15 minutes. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself wanting to read for more than 15 minutes – in fact, we encourage it! And if you want to read books by Canadian authors and illustrators...

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Judy Ann Sadler: Inspiration All Around

Welcome to Cantastic Authorpalooza, featuring posts by and about great Canadian children’s book creators! Today’s guest: Judy Ann Sadler. Take it away, Judy Ann! I live in a village that remained mostly unchanged for a few decades. We were surrounded by corn fields and horse pastures and that suited us just fine.  But then the...

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Karen Krossing: Sparking Connections With One Tiny Bubble

Welcome to Cantastic Authorpalooza, featuring posts by and about great Canadian children’s book creators! Today’s guest: Karen Krossing. Take it away, Karen! I’m not a scientist. I’m a science lover. I have been one since childhood. Back then, a special book on my shelf was a science textbook that my father co-wrote. I couldn’t understand...

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Science Literacy Week! And The Cover of My New Book It’s So Pretty I Can’t Even!!

It’s Science Literacy Week! And while I cannot even believe it’s the middle of September already, I am always so excited when SLW rolls around. Because SLW is the week when we celebrate science, and what science is, and how to think about science, and maybe even read some really awesome science books. Speaking of...

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Deborah Kerbel: Get Thee to a Crit Group!

Welcome to Cantastic Authorpalooza, featuring posts by and about great Canadian children’s book creators! Today’s guest: Deborah Kerbel. Take it away, Deborah! My newest picture book, WHEN SPIDER MET SHREW (illustrated by Genevieve Cote and published by Groundwood Books), is about a group of unlikely creatures – Spider, Shrew, Bat, Possum, Dog, and Pony –...

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Karen Autio: I Can, Too! – Book Highlights Adaptive Inventions That Allow Inclusion

Welcome to Cantastic Authorpalooza, featuring posts by and about great Canadian children’s book creators! Today’s guest: Karen Autio. Take it away, Karen! My daughter opened my eyes and heart to the world of disabilities. Annaliis was born with spina bifida and used a wheelchair from preschool onward. It was a great joy to see kids...

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