Saturday, September 19, 2015

Come say hi at the Toronto Word on the Street

In case you haven't heard, Word on the Street is going to be at the Harbourfront Centre this year--on Sunday, Sept. 27. It should be a lot of fun. I'm going to be at the TD Children's Literature Tent at 12:50 p.m. I'll be reading "Mr. Zinger's Hat" in celebration of the TD Grade One Book Giveway. (This fall every grade one student in the country will be given a copy of the book--that's 600,000 copies.) It's my understanding that there will be free copies of the book available, so come get one!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

'The Show to End All Shows' a finalist for the John Spray Mystery Award

Awfully nice to learn this morning that The Show to End all Shows is up for the John Spray Mystery Award, administered by the Canadian Children's Book Centre. The novel is the sequel and conclusion to "Master Melville's Medicine Show,"
the story that began with The Boy in the Box. The winner will be announced at the centre's big do on November 18, but in the meantime I look forward to digging into the books of some of the other finalists.