Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Horn Book, the highly respected American journal devoted to children's books, has an online newsletter that can be subscribed to for free. The latest issue (November 2009) highlights Cary's latest picture book, Thing-Thing, illustrated by Nicolas Debon. (The book was already reviewed in the journal.)
To see the November issue, and to sign up for a subscription, go to:
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
On Sunday, November 16, Cary will be off to Manitoba for Children's Book Week, sponsored by the Canadian Children's Book Centre, TD, the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, and others. He'll be doing no less than sixteen talks and readings, at schools and libraries in Winnipeg and also Morden, Winkler, Altona, Morris, and Gross Isle. This is a great opportunity to see another piece of the country and meet lots of kids, not to mention the many librarians, teachers, coordinators, and volunteers who make the week possible.
The poster for the week (as shown in the picture) is by Barbara Reid.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
In the better late than never department, here is a link to a profile of Cary published in the January 2008 issue of Quill & Quire, the Canadian book trade journal. The title of the piece, "The Juggler," seems quite appropriate.
Cary's latest picture book, Thing-Thing, has just been named to the Toronto Public Library's 2008 First and Best List. This is an annual list of ten titles that have been judged the best for introducing young kids to books.
And in case you didn't know, the Toronto Public Library system is the second busiest in the world, after Hong Kong.
See the whole list at:
Monday, November 3, 2008
The web site teachingbooks.net asks authors to talk about the origin of their names. Cary was asked to contribute and the mp3 is now available to hear at:
If it sounds as if he is speaking a bit slowly, that's because he was worried about the quality of the telephone line.