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We are very excited to welcome six wonderful Canadian authors for visits to 12 schools again this year! All elementary schools in the Algonquin & Lakeshore and Limestone school boards can apply for a presentation of excellent picture books, books on non-fiction topics, or a middle-grade novel.

These authors will visit schools on Wednesday, September 26 (*except where indicated otherwise):

  • Pierre Collet-Derby presenting Barnaby Never Forgets to students in Grades SK – 3 (picture book).
  • Bill Richardson presenting The Bunny Band to students in SK – 2 (picture book). *Bill is available for visits on Monday, October 1.
  • Ruth Ohi presenting Fox and Squirrel Help Out to students in grades SK – 3 (picture book). *Ruth is available for visits on Tuesday, October 2.
  • Jess Keating presenting Shark Lady to students in grades 2 – 5 (picture book biography).
  • Erica Fyvie presenting Trash Revolution: Breaking the Waste Cycle to students in Grades 4 – 7 (non-fiction).
  • Kenneth Oppel presenting Inkling to students in Grades 4 – 8 (novel).

Principals are invited to apply by email on behalf of their school. There is no charge to the school for this program. Ann-Maureen will notify successful schools during the week of June 4.

Email Ann-Maureen Owens, Education Manager, from Monday, May 28 to Wednesday, May 30. We cannot consider requests that come to us before May 28.

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