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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Celia Godkin, available in the GTA late November.

Acclaimed author and illustrator, Celia Godkin, will be in the GTA the last week in November. Celia’s books describe the complex relationships between animals and their environment in a way that’s accessible to the picture book audience. She would be delighted to visit your school to read and show illustrations from one of her books. Schools that sign up for more than one reading on the same day will receive a free book.


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Janet Wilson in Sudbury November 22nd & 23rd

Janet Wilson will be in the Sudbury area on November 22nd & 23rd. She is offering a flat fee for mileage of $25–a savings of almost $400. Check out her ABS page for details on her inspiring presentations about child heroes of social, environmental, and indigenous justice.



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Elora schools — Elly MacKay has a deal for you!

The Elora Centre for the Arts will be hosting school visits on October 12 and 13 with author / illustrator Elly MacKay in conjunction with a solo exhibition of her work.

Elly’s presentations are a lot of fun and very hands-on. She has a Bachelor of Education and loves teaching all ages.

Elly MacKay

With presentations for K – Grade 5, Elly will design her presentation to suit the size and age of the group. Her storytelling and her unique way of creating illustrations will inspire students. Elly has written and illustrated several books, such as If You Hold A Seed and Butterfly Park and has illustrated several others. In a starred review of Waltz of the Snowflakes, Kirkus wrote, “This wordless tale, told entirely in expressive, graphic format, is a fresh and wonderful addition to the crowded Nutcracker shelves. In MacKay’s trademark cut-paper dioramas children can imagine themselves seated in the theater and dancing on the stage.”

Elly makes her illustrations by setting up layers of paper, lighting the scenes and photographing them. Each group will have an opportunity to see her miniature theatre and build a scene together.

In this presentation, Elly will help children build their visual literacy skills, sequencing and narration through exploring her wordless picture book, Waltz of the Snowflakes. With larger groups, materials are left for teachers for an extension activity. A beautiful print of the group illustration is later sent to the school or library as a keepsake.

Elly requires a small table, outlet, laptop and projector.

There will be a discount of $100 per school or $50 per session from Elly’s usual rate, to cover student transportation to the gallery).


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