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Volume I Number 18 . . . . October 13, 1995
1995 Canadian Children's Book Week
November 18 - 25, 1995
The Canadian Children's Book Centre has proclaimed November 18-25 as
Canadian Children's Book Week.
Now in its nineteenth year, Children's Book Week introduces thousands of
young people to some of our best authors and illustrators, and more than
thiry-five thousand children and adults will participate in Book Week
events -- including school and library readings, book signings,workshops,
book fairs, and more.
This year's theme is Picture This: celebrating Canadian children's
book illustration. Illustrations provide an immediate entry into
books, and are a wonderful and exciting way to visually explore the world
of the imagination. Picture books, illustrations in non-fiction books,
and book covers delight and inform readers of all ages.
Touring Manitoba for Children's Book Week will be: Janet Wilson,
Ontario illustrator of more than thirty books for children including
Jess Was the Brave One (Penguin, 1995) and In
Flanders Fields (Lester, Fall 1995); Martin Springett, also from
Ontario and the illustrator of many book covers and picture books such as
Mei Ming and the Dragon's Daughter (Scholastic, 1990) and
Who (Orca, 1993); Ishbel Moore, Manitoba author of
historical fiction for nine- to twelve-year-olds, such as Branch of the Talking Tree and Summer of
the Hand; and Linda Holeman, new Manitoba author of Saying Goodbye (Lester, 1995), a
short-story collection for young adults.
To celebrate the beginning of Children's Book Week in Manitoba, the
Canadian Children's Book Centre (Manitoba Branch), and the Manitoba
Reading Association are hosting a luncheon at the Roundtable Restaurant
in Winnipeg on Saturday, November 18th. The four illustrators/authors
touring Manitoba for Children's Book Week will be giving presentations
during the luncheon. Cost is $25.00 per person, and advance pre-paid
registration is required. Please call Chantal Olinkin at 334-8824 by
Friday, November 3, 1995.
To raise funds for The Canadian Children's Book Centre, an art
auction featuring the works of more than one hundred Canadain children's
book illustrators will be held at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto on
November 18th. Please call Manitoba Officer Cheryl Archer for details on
how Manitobans can participate in this auction.
For more information regarding Children's Book Week, contact Cheryl
Archer, Manitoba Liason Officer for the Canadian Children's Book Centre
at (204) 667-7032, or (204) 668-1611 (fax).
For a listing of writers touring other parts of Canada for Children's
Book Week, click here.
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