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Very special guest Kyo Maclear will be at the shop this Saturday celebrating her new book The Wish Tree along with our friend and celebrated author/illustrator Julie Morstad.

 

You may recognize Kyo’s work from Spork, The Good Little Book,Virginia Wolf and Julia, Child written by Kyo and illustrated by Julie. Her new book The Wish Tree is a special story about a boy and his sled but also so much more. Beautifully illustrated by Chris Turnham with a soft and playful style that will easily become a winter favourite.

kyo2 It’s a very snowy winter and Charles wants to find “a wish tree.” Both his brother and sister try to tell him there is no such tree but Charles doesn’t listen. He believes. On his search he comes across different animals, like a friendly squirrel who needs help gathering hazelnuts. He has spent his day helping the animals and just when the day is ending Charles finds the wish tree, gleaming white. He writes his wish on a piece of paper and ties it to the tree.

Come out and make a wish of your very own, and meet Kyo and Julie, which to me is a wish granted in itself.

This Saturday, September 24 th from 12- 2 p.m.

See you there.

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Have you been in the shop and browsed our wonderfully curated selection of books?  We have some pretty amazing local authors and illustrators right here in Vancouver.

 

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Word Vancouver is holding it’s five-day festival for Canadian book lovers and literacy enthusiasts starting on Wednesday, September the 21st until the 25th. The festival will include some of our favourite locals from Children’s Literature such as Sara Gillingham, Tiffany Stone, Laura Bifano and Kallie George.

Friday, September 23rd join Kallie and Tiffany for An Evening of Faerie Magic at Christianne’s Lyceum.  Kallie will be in the shop later this Fall. Her the third book in The Magical Animal Adoption Agency series, The Missing Magic, is out and also part of our Book Club series.

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Sunday, September 25th at the Central Branch Library join in for children and family programming including readings, and activities. Family friendly stations include Imagination Island and The Dock . A station I don’t want to miss will be at The Quay workshop Sail Away starting at 2:30pm. This will include Last Chance Island, In the Red Canoe and Sara Gillingham’s beautiful book Alpha Bravo Charlie.

On top of fantastic workshops they also offer an opportunity for young writers to put their creative story writing skills to good use in a special contest:

Submit your original 250 word story to contest@rebuscreative.com by September 15th and you could be chosen to read your story at the festival and have it printed in a local magazine. There will be one winner and nine finalists from the child entrants, and each will receive a prize. You can learn more about the contest here.

See you there.

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