I hope you celebrated Poetry month in April! I am not sure how the month passed by without a blog post!
Next week is Children's Book week in Canada. Check out the newsletter here. You can also sign up to get their newsletter. They preview some great books. Check out their listing including a new offering from Mariko Tamaki. Tamaki is co-creator of the bestselling Printz Honor and Caldecott Honor Book This One Summer.
I missed the Winnipeg Children's Literature Roundtable (WCLR) on April 23rd due to another meeting that day, but their mock Amelia vote chose Bug in a Vacuum as the winner. My local library just recommended this picture book to me and it is wonderful! You will laugh along with your listeners and will have to repeat read several times!
You will recognize author Melanie Watt from her other books including Chester the Cat and Scaredy Squirrel.
We are looking forward to our workshop on Thursday It's All About the Books! We are looking forward to our speakers Sally Bender, Linda Maendel, Elma Maendel, and Patric Colpits of Follett and Ian McGowan of Scholastic. Check out Sally's blog at and Linda's blog through the links. Participants also look forward to the free book each participant gets to take home at the end of the day. Look for the list of the book draw titles in another blog post.