Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Thank you, Shaughnessy!

A big thank you to the teachers and students of Shaughnessy Elementary for inviting me to your school yesterday and for being such a great audience! Thanks especially to teacher-librarian, Rennie Hapton, who organized the day.

It was lovely to meet you all!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Hello Shaughnessy Elementary!

I'm looking forward to meeting the students at Shaughnessy Elementary next week.

Here's a photo of their lovely school. It looks like a school I taught in years ago in Armstrong, BC.

Below it is a wonderful drawing of the school made by one of the students, Zoe Luke. (I hope Zoe doesn't mind me posting it here.)

See you next week, Shaughnessy!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Bologna Book Fair

Some of my colleagues have just flown to Bologna, Italy, for the big children's book fair that is held there each year. Aren't they lucky?!!!

Attending the Bologna Book Fair has been a dream of mine for years — but I have not yet managed to wangle a trip there. Instead, I will spend the weekend consoling myself with a stack of good books and a tasty selection of Italian food and drink. I will live vicariously... and dream about getting to Bologna one day.

Best of luck to everyone attending the fair!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

BC Book Prizes

Congratulations to the finalists for the 2012 BC Book Prizes! May the best book win. You can read all about the nominated titles here.