Here’s a REALLY FUN live virtual presentation for grades 1-4, where teachers and students will have the opportunity to meet, ask questions of, and be inspired by two of our country’s premier creators — award-winning author-illustrators Barbara Reid and Suzanne del Rizzo, who will deliver great stories and great writing advice during the 45-minute event.
With extra appeal to the grades 3-4 students, co-hosts Eric Walters and Sigmund Brouwer also share from their Orca Echoes series.
(The platform is Zoom Webinar format that provides total security, with the engaging conversations taking place via the chat box and Q&A. Students love it when the authors give them shout outs!) You will have the chance to attend either or both live sessions on November 24: 11:00 a.m. Eastern or 1:00 p.m. Eastern.
As well, you will be provided with a link to a recording of the presentation for viewing for an additional week after the event, in case you can’t make the live event, or you have any teachers or students who want to view.
Special CCBC rate
Through the Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC), educators can book for all the classrooms and students in a school with a special registration fee of only $125 instead of the regular rate of $175, or $40 for a classroom instead of $50. Links are provided to also ensure at-home learners can participate. In addition, a donation for each registration will be made to the CCBC to support the important ongoing work being done to promote children’s literature and literacy.
Barbara Reid is the author and illustrator of more than a dozen award winning picture books, and the illustrator of over twenty-five including The Subway Mouse, Picture a Tree and Picture the Sky. Barbara’s unique plasticine illustrations have been published around the world, and she was appointed to the Order of Canada for her contributions to children’s literature. She is inspired by the young readers, writers, and artists she meets in classrooms across Canada. Watch it Grow, Backyard Life Cycles is her newest book.
Suzanne Del Rizzo’s My Beautiful Birds, was a New York Times Notable Book and Malka Penn Award for Human Rights in Children’s Literature winner. Her picture books have won awards such as the SCBWI Crystal Kite award, IODE Jean Throop Book Award, Forest of Reading Blue Spruce Honour, and have been shortlisted for the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award, and Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award.