Water Wow! wins AIP Science Communication award!

Water Wow! An Infographic Exploration was recently honoured by the American Institute of Physics who gave it the 2017 Science Communication Writing for Children Award. Antonia Banyard (centre), is pictured here with the rest of the Water Wow team: co-author Paula Ayer (right) and illustrator Belle Wuthrich (left).

Water Wow! is also nominated for the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction. Winners will be announced in Toronto on November 21, 2017.

Antonia will tour the Toronto area May 14-18. Visit her page here for more details and to access her contact form.

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Antonia Banyard (BC) (Silver Birch Non-Fiction)

 

 

 

 

 

Writers’ Union Member. Nelson, BC. Middle reader non-fiction, multiple awards and nominations. Ages 8 and up.

Available in the GTA May 14-18, 2018. $225 for one session, $400 for two, $1,000 for a full day visit — schedule as many sessions as can fit into the regular school day. No travel charges within Toronto. Continue reading Antonia Banyard (BC) (Silver Birch Non-Fiction)

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Marty Chan Book 3 in Vault Trilogy

Alberta author Marty Chan (visiting the GTA April 30-May 4, 2018) is pleased to announce the launch of the final book of his Keepers of the Vault trilogy. Shadow and Spell is now available in bookstores across Canada. The series features two teens who unlock a secret vault in their school and discover a treasure trove of cursed artefacts. They must safeguard the magical items for a greedy collector with nefarious plans for the collection.

Treat your students to a visit from this highly entertaining author when he visits the GTA April 30 – May 4, 2018. Simply go to Marty’s page where you’ll find more information and his contact form!

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Sigmund Brouwer’s Rock and Roll Literary Presentation

Sigmund Brouwer will be in Ontario Nov 29 – Dec 9. One of the few presenters on our list who can accommodate large audiences and a wide range of grades, Sigmund is once again offering his very popular Rock and Roll Literacy presentation. He is also available for classroom visits via video at any time through his Story Ninja Rocks program.

Click here to visit Sigmund’s page for more information and to access his contact form.

 

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Danielle Younge-Ullman (Toronto) (White Pine)

Danielle Younge-Ullman, Toronto. Writers Union Member. Author of two YA novels, Lola Carlyle’s 12 Step Romance and Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined, which is nominated for the Governor General, White Pine Award, ALA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults and Prix de Libraires du Quebec awards.

Danielle’s fees are $300 + HST for 1 hour presentation; $500 + HST for 2, $800 for 3, plus travel for locations outside Toronto. She is happy have two neighbouring schools split the fee.  Skype rate: $100 + HST for a 50 minute session. Continue reading Danielle Younge-Ullman (Toronto) (White Pine)

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Arlene Chan Honoured

Arlene Chan was interviewed by Matt Galloway on CBC’s Metro Morning to talk about being named by Heritage Toronto as the recipient of the 2017 Special Achievement Award. A community advocate, librarian, and author, Arlene has spent her lifetime documenting and sharing the Chinese Canadian experience in Toronto. She was presented with the award on October 23 at The Carlu.

Click here for more information about Arlene Chan, and to access her contact form.

 

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Shapiro Honoured with Youth Book Award

Simon Shapiro’s book Faster, Higher, Smarter was honoured with the Youth Book Award from Science Writers and Communicators of Canada. In late September Grade 5 and 6 kids from Grenoble Public School were delighted to meet Simon and take part in the award celebration.

Simon is available for school presentations in Fall and Winter. Click on his name above to access full information as well as his contact form.

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Fonda Lee (USA) (White Pine)

Born and raised in Calgary, Fonda Lee is now a US resident residing in Portland, OR.  For this reason, Fonda cannot provide a Canadian VSS clearance. She will, however, obtain an Oregon background check if that is required by a booking host.

Fonda Writes science fiction and fantasy for teens and adults. Multiple awards including Junior Library Guild Selection, Andre Norton finalist, ALA Top 10 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, White Pine Award nominee. Grades 8-12.

$325 plus local travel expenses for one session, $500 for a half day, $1000 for a full day (max 4 sessions). 30-minute Skype visits for $100. Booking visits during the week May 14 – 18. Continue reading Fonda Lee (USA) (White Pine)

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Miriam Körner (Saskatchewan) (Silver Birch Fiction)

 

 

 

 

 

Writer’s Union Member. La Ronge, SK. Writer and Illustrator. Picture Book and MG/YA. Northern life-style and history, sled dogs, adventures, trap-line life.

$350 for one session, $500 for two, $700 for three and $800 for four sessions including travel for Toronto bookings in mid May. Miriam will travel by Go Transit to venues in the GTA but requests a pick-up/drop-off at the GO station.

Skype rate: $ 125 for a 45 minute presentation. Continue reading Miriam Körner (Saskatchewan) (Silver Birch Fiction)

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ARR Own Kari-Lynn Winters!

Are you interested in celeb-ARR-ating pirates? Kari-Lynn Winters and Dean Griffiths have a new book out!
Third in the trilogy, Best Pirate, explores themes of adventure and friendship as August teams up with Scuppers from the Tunalubbers’ ship. Bring Kari-Lynn to your school. It’ll be ARR-some fun for all.

Click on her name above for more information and to access Kari-Lynn’s contact form.

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Don’t let this Deal Spook You!

To celebrate the release of her new spooky novel, The Painting, Charis Cotter (The Swallow: A Ghost Story) is offering virtual visits via Skype or FaceTime for only $125 from now until the end of November.

To book this deal for your students, click on her name above and scroll down to the contact form.

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Robin Stevenson’s Pride shortlisted for Information Book Award!

Robin’s Stevenson’s non-fiction book, Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community, is a finalist for the 2017 Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada’s
Information Book Award! Robin will be in Toronto Jan. 28- Feb 4, and would
love to visit your school or library.

Click on the the link above for more information and to access Robin’s contact form.

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Alex Lyttle (AB) (Silver Birch Fiction)

Alex Lyttle (Calgary, Alberta) Middle grade author, pediatrician, nominated for 2018 Silver Birch award.

$250 per session

Alex Lyttle is a pediatrician living in Calgary, Alberta with his wife and three children. He was raised in London, Ontario – the setting of his first novel, From Ant to Eagle, which he wrote based on his experiences working in the Pediatric Oncology unit. When he is not working, writing or playing basketball, he enjoys learning new magic tricks to perform for his young patients.

Alex Lyttle is an engaging presenter and has extensive experience working with children. After working as a camp counselor for several years, he pursued a career in pediatrics with a sub-specialty in allergy. His presentations touch on both his experience as a doctor and as a writer, and he is happy to answer students’ questions on either.

No audience size limits for presentations.

All venues.

Equipment required: a table, microphone for larger groups.

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