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This year we were very excited to feature excellent Canadian picture books, a work of non-fiction, and a novel for kids. In 2017 Authors@School expanded to enable 12 author visits to elementary schools in the Limestone and Algonquin & Lakeshore school boards.

Our 2017 authors were:

  • Kathy Stinson presenting The Dance of the Violin to students in Grades K – 4 (picture book). Everyone deserves a second chance.
  • Kyo Maclear presenting The Fog to students in K – 3 (picture book). A clever and whimsical environmental fable about a bird who is a human watcher.
  • Bill Richardson presenting The Alphabet Thief to students in grades K – 4 (picture book). Zany rhymes and silly fun with language.
  • Mary Beth Leatherdale presenting Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees to students in Grades 5 – 8 (non-fiction). A desperate last hope for safety and freedom – true stories from 1939 to the present.
  • Richard Scrimger presenting Downside Up to students in Grades 6 – 8 (novel). A gentle fantasy, but also a profound story of a boy dealing with grief.
  • Lori Weber presenting My Granny Loves Hockey to young students (picture book). With her grandchildren’s’ help, Granny fulfills a life-long dream to hit the rink!

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