The 2017/2018 Red Cedar nominees for Information are…

5 Giraffes by Anne Innis Dagg (Fitzhenry and Whiteside) Adrift at Sea: A Vietnamese Boy’s Story of Survival by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch with Tuan Ho (pajamapress) All the Dirt: A History of Getting Clean by Katherine Ashenburg (Annick) Deep Roots: How Trees Sustain Our Planet by Nikki Tate (Orca) Diwali: Festival of Lights by Rina […]

The 2017/18 Red Cedar Nominees for Fiction are…

Book Uncle and Me by Uma Krishnaswami  (Anansi/Groundwood) The Case of the Girl in Grey by Jordan Stratford (Knopf) Dear Canada: These Are My Words by Ruby Slipperjack (Scholastic) Everyday Hero by Kathleen Cherry (Orca) Heart of a Champion by Ellen Schwartz (Tundra) Howard Wallace, P.I by Casey Lyall (Sterling) Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts […]

Jennifer Mook-Sang will be in B.C. in Spring 2017!

Jennifer Mook-Sang will be attending the Red Cedar Awards on May 6, 2017 and would love to visit area schools and libraries while she’s in B.C. She will be in the Vancouver Area from May 1-6th and on Vancouver Island in the vicinity of Nanaimo from May 8-10th. Jennifer’s humorous middle-grade novel Speechless (Scholastic) has […]

Red Cedar Award Gala 2016!!

Red Cedar Book Awards — 2016 Winners & 2017 Nominees The Red Cedar Awards Gala 2016 was a resounding success! More than 200 people attended the Gala in Vancouver, which featured presentations by young readers & nominees, door prizes donated by Kidsbooks, and a book signing after-party with official bookseller Kidsbooks. We also announced the 2016 […]

Red Cedar Gala 2015

With the 2016 Red Cedar Gala just around the corner, we’re taking a look back at some of the highlights from the 2015 Red Cedar Gala! From fantastic guest speakers to yummy treats, last year’s gala had something for everybody. We can’t wait for this year’s gala! Stay tuned to the Red Cedar blog for […]

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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Laura Scandiffio

Laura Scandiffio was born in Germany but grew up in Ottawa. As a child, she loved reading, drawing, and painting. She and her friends put on plays and created make-believe games in which they could pretend to be someone else. All this imagination came out in the stories Laura wrote when she was young. She […]