Illustrators Breakfast with Marla Frazee

Frazee PosterJoin us for breakfast with Marla Frazee.

Marla Frazee was awarded a Caldecott Honor for All the World and A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever. She is the author-illustrator of Roller Coaster, Walk On!, Santa Claus the World’s Number One Toy Expert, The Boss Baby, Boot & Shoe, and The Farmer and the Clown, as well as the illustrator of many other books including The Seven Silly Eaters, Stars, the NYT bestselling Clementine series, and God Got a Dog. Marla teaches at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, has three grown sons, and works in a small backyard cabin under an avocado tree. 

November 7, 2015 | University Golf Course | 8:00 am -12:00 pm

Early Bird Rates end October 16, 2015
Members $52 | Non Members $67 | Students $35
Elementary or Secondary school groups of 10 or more $30 per student. Email for details.

Regular Rates October 17 to November 4, 2015
Members $67 | Non Members $82 | Students $40

To register by mail download the registration form here.

This is a member-only event. Don’t miss out. Please make sure your membership is up-to-date. Renew your VCLR membership here.

It’s time to renew your annual VCLR membership

We’ve got a blockbuster list of talented authors and illustrators presenting this year. Although we are stilling finalizing the details here’s what the lineup looks like so far:

November 7, 2015: The Annual VCLR Illustrator’s Breakfast with Marla Frazee
Saturday November 7, 2015 at the University Golf Club 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Includes breakfast. Book sales by KidsBooks. Silent auction.

November 2015: AuthorFest at UBC (speakers and date to be confirmed)
FREE

January 27, 2016: A Celebration of our Award Winning BC Authors and Illustrators
This event celebrates many of B.C.’s winners and finalists for the Governor General’s Literary Awards, the BC Book Prizes, the Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award, and several other important awards.
A wine and cheese event from 7 – 9 p.m. at Creekside Community Centre.
FREE to members and students.

March 4, 2016: Serendipity Gala Celebration  University Golf Course (6:30 pm to 9:30 pm). More details to come.

March 5, 2016: Serendipity 2016: Home and Away (Saturday, March 5, 2015)

Our speakers for this year’s Serendipity event have been recognized by awards for literary excellence and by passionate readers for their integrity, creativity and commitment to the growth of imagination and conscience in childhood. They write fantasy and science fiction, historical and realistic fiction for all ages of childhood and young adulthood, and they share an imaginative exploration of a real address—a sense of home and identity, cultural, national, personal—whether these homes are constructed realities, historical periods, or the Canadian here and now.

This year’s speakers include M.T. Anderson, Maggie DeVries, Sarah Ellis, Gregory McGuire, Jean Little, Cynthia Nugent and Kit Pearson.

Robson Square Auditorium, (downtown Vancouver near the Art Gallery), 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., breakfast and lunch included. Register now to take advantage of the early bird rates.

Don’t forget that except where noted, these are member-only events. Don’t miss out. Please make sure your membership is up-to-date. Renew your VCLR membership here.

Reminder: Vote for your favourite Information Book

Have you got your summer reading list organized? Be sure to include the 2015 Information Book Award shortlisted books. Voting ends in October.

The Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada are pleased to announce the 2015 Information Book Award shortlist. We hope you will take the time to explore each of these distinguished titles and vote for the one you feel best exemplifies the award criteria of arousing interest, stimulating curiosity, capturing imagination, and fostering concern for the world around us. You may also want to consider accuracy, coverage, clarity of text and illustration, organization, format, sensitivity to gender and culture, and quality of back matter.
Please send your vote by email on or before October 31, 2015.

We are gradually uploading a trailer for each book. Please check this page for further updates. (Nonfiction published in 2014, listed alphabetically.)

Any Questions? By Marie-Louise Gay. Published by Groundwood Books.
A Brush Full of ColourA Brush Full of Colour: The World of Ted Harrison. By Margriet Ruurs & Katherine Gibson. Published by Pajama Press.
Do YoKomodo Dragonsu Know Komodo Dragons? By Alain M. Bergeron, Michel Quintin, and Sampar. Illustrations by Sampar. Translated by Solange Messier. Published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside.

 

Dreaming in IndianDreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices. Edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale. Published by Annick Press.

 

 

Not My Girl. By Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton. Illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard. Published by Annick Press.

The Rat. By Elise Gravel. Published by Tundra Books.

ShapesShapes in Math, Science and Nature: Squares, Triangles and Circles. By Catherine Sheldrick Ross. Illustrated by Bill Slavin. Published by Kids Can Press.

 

 

Take ShelterTake Shelter: At Home Around the World. By Nikki Tate and Dani Tate-Stratton. Published by Orca Books.

 

 

 

tastes like musicTastes Like Music: 17 Quirks of the Brain and Body. By Maria Birmingham. Illustrated by Monika Melnychuk. Published by Owl Kids.

 

 

We All Count: A Book of Cree Numbers. By Julie Flett. Published by Native Northwest.


Information Book Award Jury:
Camden Jenkins, Kerry-Ann Kerr, Ashley Killian, Deanna King, Alina Kosel, Molly Kumar, Mark MacKichan, Allison Mills, Zane Phillips, Dan Pon, Kelly Savage, Fiona Trotter, Danielle Wing.
Advisor: Judith Saltman
Chair: Kay Weisman


  • Voting Deadline: Saturday October 31, 2015
  • Winner Announcement: Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the VCLR Illustrator’s Breakfast
  • Award Presentation: Wednesday January 27 at the VCLR’s Celebrate Event: A Celebration of Award Winning BC Children’s Authors and Illustrators

For more information about voting and submissions please contact the Information Book Award Chair, Kay Weisman at weismankay@gmail.com

2015 Information Book Award Shortlist

The Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada announce the 2015 Information Book Award Shortlist

(Nonfiction published in 2014, listed alphabetically)

Any QuestionsAny Questions? By Marie-Louise Gay. Published by Groundwood Books.

 

 

 

A Brush Full of ColourA Brush Full of Colour: The World of Ted Harrison. By Margriet Ruurs & Katherine Gibson. Published by Pajama Press.

 

 

Komodo DragonsDo You Know Komodo Dragons? By Alain M. Bergeron, Michel Quintin, and Sampar. Illustrations by Sampar. Translated by Solange Messier. Published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside.

 

 

Dreaming in IndianDreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices. Edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale. Published by Annick Press.

 

 

Not My GirlNot My Girl. By Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton. Illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard. Published by Annick Press.

 

 

The RatThe Rat. By Elise Gravel. Published by Tundra Books.

 

 

 

ShapesShapes in Math, Science and Nature: Squares, Triangles and Circles. By Catherine Sheldrick Ross. Illustrated by Bill Slavin. Published by Kids Can Press.

 

 

Take ShelterTake Shelter: At Home Around the World. By Nikki Tate and Dani Tate-Stratton. Published by Orca Books.

 

 

 

tastes like musicTastes Like Music: 17 Quirks of the Brain and Body. By Maria Birmingham. Illustrated by Monika Melnychuk. Published by Owl Kids.

 

 

We countWe All Count: A Book of Cree Numbers. By Julie Flett. Published by Native Northwest.

 

 


Information Book Award Jury:
Camden Jenkins, Kerry-Ann Kerr, Ashley Killian, Deanna King, Alina Kosel, Molly Kumar, Mark MacKichan, Allison Mills, Zane Phillips, Dan Pon, Kelly Savage, Fiona Trotter, Danielle Wing.
Advisor: Judith Saltman
Chair: Kay Weisman


  • Voting Deadline: Saturday October 31, 2015
  • Winner Announcement: Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the VCLR Illustrator’s Breakfast
  • Award Presentation: Wednesday January 27 at the VCLR’s Celebrate Event: A Celebration of Award Winning BC Children’s Authors and Illustrators

For more information about voting and submissions please contact the Information Book Award Chair, Kay Weisman at weismankay@gmail.com

In person: Jacqueline Woodson, May 8, 2015

JackieWoodson74810-web-only2014 National Book Award Winner for her memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming. The author of more than two dozen books for young adults, middle graders and children. The recipient of many awards, she is a three-time Newbery Honor winner, a three-time National Book Award finalist, as well as a Coretta Scott King Award winner. Her books include The Other Side, Each Kindness, Beneath A Meth Moon, the Caldecott Honor Book Coming On Home Soon, Feathers, and Miracle’s Boys, which received the LA Times Book Prize and was adapted into a miniseries directed by Spike Lee. Jacqueline is also the recipient of the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award, and the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement for her contributions to young adult literature. In 2013 she was the United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Ms. Woodson lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.

May 8, 2015 | Robson Square Auditorium | 7:00 pm | $25 |

Register today!

UBC Traffic Notice for Saturday March 7

Saturday March 7th will be the UBC Triathalon/Duathalon.

  • Time: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Watch for traffic re-routing through the UBC campus. Note: Unlike previous years, there is no cycle race taking place along East Mall south of Thunderbird through the neighbourhood.

Only 8 days left to register for Serendipity 2015!

We are really excited about the line-up of speakers at Serendipity 2015. It is going to be the best edgy, eerie, exceptional day! If you haven’t registered yet, you’ve only got eight days to do so. If you have registered then now is the time to invite a friend to come with you and to start thinking about the edgy, eerie, exceptional costume you plan to wear.

Here’s a reminder of the amazing speakers we’ve brought in for you:

Andrew_SmithAndrew Smith (@marburyjack):

Author of numerous books for teens, including The Marbury Lens, Winger, 100 Sideways Miles, and Grasshopper Jungle, which was recently awarded a Printz Honor and a Boston Globe – Horn Book Award. His newest book is The Alex Crow.

TamakiMariko Tamaki (@marikotamaki):

Author of a number of novels for teens, as well as two graphic novels illustrated by her cousin, Jillian Tamaki. The most recent graphic novel, This One Summer has received a Governor General’s Award for Illustration, a Printz Honor, and a Caldecott Honor.

MollyMolly Idle (@MollyIdle) andKelli
Kelli Chipponeri:

Molly is the illustrator of numerous children’s picturebooks, including the delightfully macabre Zombelina, and the Caldecott Honor winning Flora and the Flamingo. Kelli Chipponeri is the Editorial Director, Children’s Books, at Chronicle Books in San Francisco.

HollyHolly Black (@hollyblack):

Author of a very large number of novels and short stories for children and teens, and editor of a number of short story collections. Some of her more popular books include The Spiderwick Chronicles, the Newbery Honor winning Doll Bones, and a brand new modern fairy tale titled The Darkest Part of the Forest.

And don’t forget your costume! Not only do we have prizes, we will have a photobooth with fun props to play with. Instagram pictures of you with friends and authors to #Serendipity2015


Getting to Serendipity 2015
We are holding Serendipity on the UBC campus in the Swing Space building (2175 West Mall), which is right beside the West Parkade. Map.