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Canadian Children’s Book Week connects Canadian authors and illustrators with children and teens across Canada. Tour participants speak to their audiences about the pleasures of reading and the delights of Canadian children’s books through their presentations and workshops. Meeting authors, illustrators and storytellers can be a turning point in a child’s life, inspiring a lifelong love of reading. The readings and workshops that take place during Book Week can open a child’s eyes to the world of literature. These readings and interactions with authors, illustrators and storytellers can excite a child about literacy. Whether a child is interested in writing, drawing or telling stories aloud, Book Week inspires young imaginations, teaches children how wonderful a good book can be and encourages them to tell their own stories.

Nicola Winstanley

Nicola Winstanley’s works include Cinnamon Baby, (shortlisted for the 2012 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, and honor-prize winner of the 2012 Ezra Jack Keats Award), and How to Give Your Cat a Bath, (shortlisted for the 2019 Governor General’s Literary Award.) Her most recent picture book is Mel and Mo’s Marvelous Balancing Act. She is also a fiction writer, poet and comics creator who has been published in various Canadian literary magazines including Geist, The Dalhousie Review and Grain. Nicola is a full-time professor at Humber College, where she was awarded the Humber Teaching Excellence Award for 2018.  She has appeared at The Telling Tales Festival, Word on the Street, IOFA, and Wordstock. She holds an MA in English Literature from the University of Auckland and an MFA from UBC. She lives in Hamilton, Ontario.

Q & A with Nicola Winstanley

Book list

Mel and Mo’s Marvelous Balancing Act by Nicola Winstanley, illustrated by Marianne Ferrer (Annick Press, 2019)

How to Give Your Cat a Bath in Five Easy Steps by Nicola Winstanley, illustrated by John Martz (Tundra Books, 2019)

A Bedtime Yarn by Nicola Winstanley, illustrated by Olivia Chin Mueller (Tundra Books, 2017)

The Pirate’s Bed by Nicola Winstanley, illustrated by Matt James (Tundra Books, 2015)

Cinnamon Baby by Nicola Winstanley, illustrated by Janice Nadeau (Kids Can Press, 2011)


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Canadian Children’s Book Week connects Canadian authors and illustrators with children and teens across Canada. Tour participants speak to their audiences about the pleasures of reading and the delights of Canadian children’s books through their presentations and workshops. Meeting authors, illustrators and storytellers can be a turning point in a child’s life, inspiring a lifelong love of reading.

The readings and workshops that take place during Book Week can open a child’s eyes to the world of literature. These readings and interactions with authors, illustrators and storytellers can excite a child about literacy. Whether a child is interested in writing, drawing or telling stories aloud, Book Week inspires young imaginations, teaches children how wonderful a good book can be and encourages them to tell their own stories.

Shane Peacock

As an author, playwright, journalist, and screenwriter, Shane Peacock has always been interested in larger-than-life characters, seeking the truth about human beings, and exploring the invisible things that matter to us all. His first book, The Great Farini, was the true account of an extraordinary 19th century man whose first of many feats was walking over Niagara Falls on a high wire. His Dylan Maples Adventures for young adults followed the exploits of an unusual teenage character; his journalism for the likes of Reader’s Digest and Sports Illustrated, documentaries for History Television and Canada’s CTV national network, and plays for the acclaimed 4th Line Theatre have featured spies, ghosts, street preachers and sumo wrestlers.

Q & A with Shane Peacock

Book list

Books by Shane Peacock

Demon
 [The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim, Book 3] (Tundra Books, 2019)

Phantom of Fire [A Dylan Maples Adventure] (Nimbus Publishing, 2019)

Monster [The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim, Book 2] (Tundra Books, 2018)

The Mystery of Ireland’s Eye [A Dylan Maples Adventure] (Nimbus Publishing, reprint 2018)

The Secret of the Silver Mines [A Dylan Maples Adventure] (Nimbus Publishing, reprint 2018)

Bone Beds of the Badlands [A Dylan Maples Adventure] (Nimbus Publishing, reprint 2018)

Monster in the Mountains [A Dylan Maples Adventure] (Nimbus Publishing, reprint 2018)

The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim (Tundra Books, 2016)

The Artist and Me by Shane Peacock, illustrated by Sophie Casson (Owlkids Books, 2016)

Separated [Seven, The Prequels] (Orca Book Publishers, 2016)

Double You [Seven, The Sequels] (Orca Book Publishers, 2014)

Becoming Holmes [The Boy Sherlock Holmes: His Final Case] (Tundra Books, 2012)

Last Message [Seven, The Series] (Orca Book Publishers, 2012)

The Dragon Turn [The Boy Sherlock Holmes: His Fifth Case] (Tundra Books, 2011)

The Secret Fiend [The Boy Sherlock Holmes: His Fourth Case] (Tundra Books, 2010)

Vanishing Girl [The Boy Sherlock Holmes: His Third Case] (Tundra Books, 2009)

Death in the Air [The Boy Sherlock Holmes: His Second Case] (Tundra Books, 2008)

Eye of the Crow [The Boy Sherlock Holmes: His First Case] (Tundra Books, 2007)

Unusual Heroes: Canada’s Prime Ministers and Fathers of Confederation (Puffin Canada, 2002)