Two more sleeps until Polar: Wildlife at the Ends of the Earth lands in bookstores! I am so proud of this book and I can’t wait to share it with all of you. Which brings me to today’s topic: events! I’ve got some fun things planned this month, and I hope you’ll be able to join me, either in person or online.
May 2 – (Ant)Arctic Adaptations – A Book Birthday Party
I am SO EXCITED to be celebrating Polar’s Book Birthday with Exploring By the Seat of Your Pants! You can tune in to this virtual event from anywhere – teachers can even snag an “on camera” spot, which will allow your students to ask me their questions directly. There will be fun facts and amazing stories, and tons of audience participation. If you’ve ever wanted to see me wearing a paper party hat, now’s your chance. The event will be streaming live on YouTube at this link, and it’s free to join.
May 7 – Spring Book Launch – Toronto Public Library
The best way to celebrate spring is with brand new books! Join me – and seven other Canadian kid lit authors – as we launch our new spring titles. Participating authors include:
- L. E. Carmichael
- Helaine Becker
- Kate Blair
- Heather Camlot
- Tziporah Cohen
- Caroline Fernandez
- Valerie Sherrard
- Lorna Shultz-Nicholson
There will be readings, goodies, and probably a few surprises. Indie children’s bookseller, Mable’s Fables, will be on site – take home an autographed book or two!
May 13 – Science Rendezvous Kingston
What do you get when four award-winning children’s authors combine forces? A tsunami of STEM exploration – complete with actual waves!
Visitors to our booth at Science Rendezvous Kingston will get a behind-the-scenes look at how authors create STEM books out of cutting-edge science. From fractals and Fibonacci spirals, from ocean layers to ocean currents, from fossils to fox teeth, there will be something here for everyone—including storytimes featuring brand new Canadian children’s science books. Signed books will be available for purchase at A Novel Idea.
Science Rendezvous is a national event, but Kingston’s is the biggest and the best. In addition to me, Helaine Becker, Rochelle Strauss, and Ishta Mercurio there will be bees and fossils and at some point, something is bound to explode. Best of all, the entire event is free – bring the whole family!
May 30 – Polar Party at the Brighton Public Library
I’m doing a full Polar presentation at the Brighton Public Library in May. Elementary teachers are bringing their classes, but the event is open to the public, so don’t be shy! We’ll talk about science and writing and there will be plenty of time for questions. Autographed books will be available for purchase at Lighthouse Books, just a few blocks away.
Other Chances to Join the Celebration
More events may be added to my schedule – visit my Public Appearances page for up-to-date info on locations and dates.
And if you’re a teacher or librarian, I’m booking school visits in May and June. Contact me to inquire about dates and rates.
Two more sleeps!