We are grateful to the following organizations for the generous financial support that makes the Authors@School program possible: and

Dr. Samuel S. Robinson Foundation

We are delighted to welcome five award-winning Canadian authors to ten Kingston-area elementary schools on Wednesday, September 25, 2019!
Cataraqui Woods Elementary School, Central Public School, Enterprise Public School, Loughborough Public School, Polson Park Public School, Southview Public School, Welborne Avenue Public School, Ecole catholique Cathédrale, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School, and St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School will receive author visits.

This year’s authors and their featured books are:

Erin Bow, Stand on the Sky
Middle-grade fiction, for Grades 4 to 8
An exquisitely written novel about a young girl who defies her family’s expectations in order to save her brother and become an eagle hunter.

Shannon Bramer, Climbing Shadows
Poetry with illustrations, for Kindergarten to Grade 3
Poems inspired by a class of kindergarten children whom poet and playwright Shannon Bramer came to know over the course of a school year.

Alan Cumyn, North to Benjamin
Middle-grade fiction, for Grades 4 to 8
Edgar, a boy who has lost the ability to speak, travels with his dog, Benjamin, through the freezing Yukon wilderness.

Cary Fagan, What Are You Doing, Benny?
Picture-book fiction, for Kindergarten to Grade 3
Tender and funny, this story perfectly captures the joys (and annoyances!) of sibling relationships.

David Alexander Robertson, When We Were Alone
Picture book fiction, for Kindergarten to Grade 3
As a young girl helps tend her grandmother’s garden, she learns about life in a residential school a long time ago, where so many things were taken away.