________________ CM . . . . Volume I Number 18 . . . . October 13, 1995

1995 Canadian Children's Book Week

Manitoba Tour
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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