Wednesday, April 13, 2011

TVO Parents Book Club

TVO Parents Book Club is a great way to find out about wonderful books for your kids or classroom.  Here are the Book Pics of the three esteemed panelists below, but be sure to visit TVO Parents Book Club for updates, great new title recommendations, and to add your suggestions for favorite books for others to share.

Our Panelists:
Suzanne MuirSuzanne Muir is the Equity and Inclusive Education Coordinator for the Halton District School Board and a children’s book author of over 15 books.

Gillian OReaillyGillian O’Reilly has been the (freelance) Editor of Canadian Children’s Book News for 15 years.  She is also the author of two non-fiction books for young people:Slangalicious: Where We Got That Crazy Lingo (2004) and The Great Number Rumble: A Story of Math in Surprising Places (co-written with Cora Lee, 2007).

Sheila BarrySheila Barry is the Editor-in-Chief at Kids Can Press. In this role, she edits non-fiction, picture books and fiction, and is also involved in identifying topics for theCitizenKid collection. To see more on this collection, watch the CitizenKid book trailers.

Panelist Book Picks:
Suzanne's Picks:
Taxi Drivers book coverOn My Walk book cover
Why Are All The Taxi Drivers....
by Chris D'Souza
published by Diverse City Strategies
On My Walk 
by Kari- Lynn Winters
published by Tradewinds Books
Ages: 4-8

Allah Made book coverAllah Made The World 
app by Suzanne Muir (soon to be on iTunes)

Gillians's Picks:

Lily and Paper man book coverKeep Out book cover
Lily and the Paper Man
written by Rebecca Upjohn
illustrated by Renne Benoit
Second Story Press,
Ages: 4-8
Keep Out! (Red Dune Adventures)
written by Helene Boudreau
illustrated by Diane Lucas
Nimbus Publishing
Ages: 7-10

Speechless book coverSpeechless
written by Valerie Sherrard
Dundurn Press
Ages: Over 10

Sheila's Picks:
How to Build book coverOne Hen
How to Build Your Own Country
written by Valerie Wyatt
illustrated by Fred Rix
published by Kids Can Press
Ages 8-11

Children Around book coverChildren Around the World
illustrated by Donata Montanari
published by Kids Can Press
Ages 4-7

The TD Canadian Children's Book Week runs from April 30th-May 7th 2011. The theme this year is "Changing the World, One Child at a Time." Check out the theme guide for some great recommendations.
One Hen
written by Katie Smith Milway
illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
published by Kids Can Press

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