A few quotes from Serendipity 2015

Last Saturday, the Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable (VCLR) put on the annual Serendipity event. What is Serendipity? Well, basically the VCLR brings in really awesome* authors and/or illustrators and/or editors and/or other people from the children’s book trade world, and they talk about their stories and their work, and answer …

Deborah Ellis: Reading to Survive: Children, War, and Books

“We all need courage.” Your roving reporter here! Last night, Deborah Ellis spoke at the Brighouse branch of the Richmond Public Library. She spoke about why she wrote the books she did and the children and women she met during her journeys. There were over fifty attendees. Much of the …

Call for Papers

UBC’s Master of Children’s Literature Program plans and hosts a biannual (that is, every two years, not twice a year) children’s literature conference, and this is the lucky year! This year’s conference is titled “I Will Be Myself”: Identity in Children’s Literature, Media, and Culture. As you can imagine, certain …