Thursday, September 25, 2014

Next Meeting: Monday, October 20th 2014



Victoria Children’s Literature Roundtable Monday, October 20, 7:30-8:30 pm Saanich Centennial Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library, 3110 Tillicum Road (by Pearkes Arena) Doors open at 7:00: Browse books for sale by School House Teaching Supplies


Everyone Welcome!
$5 drop-in. Members FREE (Memberships $25/year). Pay at the door.


Special Guest:  Author Michelle Mulder

How do you create engaging and informative books for young people? Join award-winning author Michelle Mulder as she shares her process from research to polished publication.  Michelle is the author of a dozen books for young people, including picture books, junior fiction and several nonfiction books in the Orca Footprints collection.  This presentation will focus on Pedal It! How Bicycles are Changing the World, a passionate narrative about the power of pedaling, both locally and globally.

ALSO: Vote for the 2014 Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award

2014 Finalists:
•    Before the World Was Ready: Stories of Daring Genius in Science  by Claire Eamer. (Annick Press) •    Follow Your Money by Kevin Sylvester and Michael Hlinka. (Annick Press) •    Looks Like Daylight by Deborah Ellis. (Groundwood Books) •    Pay It Forward Kids: Small Acts, Big Change  by Nancy Runstedler.(Fitzhenry & Whiteside) •    Pedal It! How Bicycles are Changing the World by Michelle Mulder. (Orca Book Publishers)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Next Meeting: Thursday, May 8, 2014 Central Library, Greater Victoria Public Library



Central Branch, Thursday, May 8, 2014

Author Richard Scarsbrook








The Canadian Children’s Book Week touring author is Richard Scarsbrook, Ontario author, poet and actor. 

Some of his books for teens include:  Cheeseburger Subversive, sequel Featherless Bipeds, and the Monkeyface Chronicles, which won the 2011 White Pine Award. 

Browse Schoolhouse Teaching Supplies and Children’s Bookstore table before the meeting begins at 7:30. 

Please Note: This meeting is being held at the Central Library and is on Thursday, May 8th .

Sponsored by the Victoria Children’s Literature Roundtable and Canada Council. 

For more information call Central Branch Kids Department, 250-382-7241, ext. 601.  Register online at gvpl.ca.


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Next Meeting: Monday, April 14, 2014



Monday, April 14, 2014

Victoria Children’s Literature Roundtable Meeting, Nellie McClung Branch Library.


Kari Jones, Victoria author of So Much for Democracy, Out of Season and Storm Tide, and Creative Writing teacher at Camosun College, will present a Writing Workshop for members, writers and other interested adults. 

Have you got an idea for a story, but are not sure how to start writing? This workshop is for you! In this hour and a half session Kari will lead us in exploring ideas for building a story out of a concept and shaping a compelling plot.



Doors open at 7 pm. Browse Schoolhouse Teaching Supplies and Children’s Bookstore table before the meeting begins at 7:30 pm. VCLR is open to the public. New members and drop-ins welcome.  Members free; $5 drop-in; $4 student. For more information call 250-598-3694.


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Next Meeting: Monday, February 17, 2014


Monday, February 17, 2014

Victoria Children’s Literature Roundtable, Nellie McClung Branch Library.



 
Polly Horvath, winner of the 2013 Bolen Book Award for One Year in Coal Harbour, will come and talk to us about her writing career. Polly’s award winning books, such as The Trolls, The Canning Season, and My One-Hundred Adventures, delight children with their quirky sense of humour, rich language and plucky heroines. Doors open at 7 pm. Browse Schoolhouse Teaching Supplies and Children’s Bookstore table before the meeting begins at 7:30 pm. VCLR is open to the public. New members and drop-ins welcome.  Members free; $5 drop-in; $4 student. For more information call 250-598-3694.

 Also at this meeting:
A presentation of The Great Plastic Roundup, featuring The Cascadian Crusaders, a book by local authors Michelle Peters, Haemish Beaton, Alex Witcombe and Jarrett Krentzel, illustrations by Alex Witcombe. Learn about all the plastic in our oceans and what we can do about it. Book the Cascadian Crusaders to bring their program to your school.