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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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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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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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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Vicki Grant coming to the GTA Nov 28-30!

Red Maple award-winner Vicki Grant will be available for bookings in the GTA November 28-30. Vicki’s latest YA rom/com novel, 36 QUESTIONS THAT CHANGED MY MIND ABOUT YOU, has been sold to twenty countries. She has fifteen other YA, Middle Grade and high/low books including award-winning Quid pro Quo, Not Suitable for Family Viewing and PIgboy. For more details on Vicki’s books and presentations, visit her info page here.

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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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Lorna Schultz Nicholson 2018 dates in the GTA

Books about diversity! For the third year in a row Edmonton author Lorna Schultz Nicholson has been nominated for the Red Maple Award!

Lorna will be in the GTA from Jan 29 – Feb 1 as well as May 14-18 and will waive travel and accommodation fees for these visits. Book her and you will get a sneak peek at the 4th book in her One-2-One series!

Lorna can present to ALL grades! For more information and to access her contact form, visit her page here.

 

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Robin Stevenson in Toronto and Hamilton Jan 28 to Feb 4

Silver Birch award winning BC author Robin Stevenson will be in Toronto January 31-Feb 4 2018. She will also be visiting her old hometown– Hamilton! Robin has 20 novels for all ages from grade 2 to grade 12, and
offers engaging presentations and inspiring creative writing workshops
tailored to each group’s needs and interests. Her novels include the 2014
Silver Birch Award winning Record Breaker, the middle-grade novel The
Summer We Saved the Bees, and a new YA mystery called Blood on the Beach

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

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Sorry!! Don Aker’s fall tour is full! But there’s still hope…

White Pine Award winning author Don Aker’s fall tour is full, but, as they say, “He’ll be back.” Click on his name and use the contact form on his page to let him know you’d like to be notified when he plans his next visit. Full days can be shared between neighbouring schools. And while you’re here, check out this interview by students from Heritage Regional High in Saint-Hubert, Quebec:

 

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Mike Deas (Salt Spring Island, BC) (Silver Birch Express)

Writers’ Union Member. Author/illustrator of graphic novels. His rate is $275 for one session, $525 for two, $750 for three, and $950 for four plus travel from downtown Toronto.

Mike will visit the Toronto area May 14 – 18, 2018 — use the contact form at the bottom of this page to connect with him about coming to your school or library!

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Sigmund Brouwer (AB)

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Alberta. Writers’ Union Member. Sigmund delivers fun and motivating large-group presentations via his Rock and Roll Literacy Presentation, and on-going classroom workshops with his Writer In Residence program. He also has a multi-media presentation on The Battle of Vimy Ridge, based on his new title, Innocent Heroes: Animals in War and The Battle of Vimy Ridge.

Audiences of up to 400. One session at $475 plus GST with discounts for multiple presentations in a single location. More details on fees can be found below the photo gallery.

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Linda Bailey (BC)

Vancouver BC. Writers’ Union Member and eligible for subsidies. Multiple award-winner across Canada including Blue Spruce (x2), Silver Birch and Arthur Ellis (x2) Awards, as well as in the U.S. (California Reading Medal, Georgia Storybook Award). Visiting the GTA in the spring of 2018.

Rates: $350 for 1 session, $600 for 2, $850 for 3 (plus HST). Because Linda is from out of province, she must add $60 per session to help with out of province travel and accommodation. A day can be shared between two cooperating schools. Linda prefers to do a maximum of 3 sessions in a day.

For the GTA (and Toronto bookings near GO stations), Linda can travel by GO TRAIN (not buses or subway) that travel both ways all day; she requires pick up and drop off at the GO stations. Where Go Trains are not feasible, car or taxi pick-up from Linda’s hotel is requested.

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