Mile 108 Elementary Interviews Linda Bailey

Students from Mile 108 got more than they bargained for when they sent interview questions to Linda Bailey, author of the pirate tale Seven Dead Pirates.  Linda was joined by a…. ummm…. special guest in answering their thoughtful questions. Ahoy, Lynn McArthur and her pirate crew!  I hear ye be a scurvy band of scoundrels, […]

Top Interview of Top Dogs Author!

Abbotsord Christian interviews Top Dogs author Elizabeth MacLeod: What inspired you to write this book? I knew there were lots of great stories about dogs in history and dogs who have shown incredible bravery during war time. I wanted to share these tales with kids. I’d just written a similar book about horses (called Galloping […]

Brentwood Interview with Charis Cotter!

Interview with Charis Cotter, author of The Painting, Elizabeth Rayner, Elementary Teacher-Librarian, and students from Brentwood Elementary School (SD63) A great many of us had the opportunity to read “The Painting”, but as you can see there are quite a few of us. For those of us who haven’t had the chance to yet, can […]

Abbotsford Christian School interviews Kevins Sands, Author of Mark of the Plague

Where did you get your idea to write about a boy in the Middle Ages? [Note: It’s actually the Age of Exploration—Middle Ages ends in the 15th century] From my research. I chose 1660s London specifically because it was such a rich time of plots, conspiracies, and secrets, as enemies struggled against each other for […]

Kathleen Cherry, Author of Everyday Hero Visits BC Schools

Recently Kathleen Cherry, Red Cedar-nominated author of Everyday Hero had the opportunity to work with students in the Red Cedar Club at Spruceland Elementary School and also to present to several classes at Southridge Elementary School.  She is very enthusiastic about the experience, saying it was “So exciting to witness the student’s enthusiasm for books […]

École South Sahali interviews Gabrielle Prendergast, Author of Pandas on the Eastside

  How did you come up with your characters? Usually I start with a situation or a premise and I slot in a character who is very much like me to start with. As I write I kind of carve away my own personality and carve in a new personality if that makes sense. Sometimes […]

Spring Creek Community School Interviews Ellen Schwartz, Author of Heart of a Champion

What inspired you to write Heart of a Champion? I was watching TV one night and I came upon a documentary about the Vancouver Asahi baseball team. I had never heard of them, and I was amazed to hear how great they were—not just great baseball players, but great role models through their dignity and […]

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Frank Viva

Frank Viva is an award-winning illustrator and designer living and working in Toronto. His first picture book Along a Long Road was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Illustration and was named one of The New York Times‘ 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2011. His other books for children include Outstanding in […]