March 25th, 2015
Over 20 events around the province will be occurring throughout April as part of the new READ BC initiative presented by the Association of Book Publisher of B.C.
Check out the website at http://books.bc.ca/read-local-bc/ for a list of participating publishers and all the events in communities across the province from Fernie to Haida Gwaii, from Vancouver to Williams Lake, and Tofino to Victoria.
For instance, the husband and wife time of Slavia and Roy Miki will kick off a new reading series for children, under the auspices of the Vancouver Public Library.
Slavia Miki appeared on the BC Bestsellers List in October of 2014 after she contributed text for a children’s book, Dolphin SOS (Tradewind 2014), co-authored with Roy Miki, and illustrated by Julie Flett. Based on true events, Dolphin SOS recounts the story of three dolphins trapped in an ice-covered cove on the coast of Newfoundland. After the government fails to provide assistance, some young boys take matters into their own hands in order to save the distressed dolphins. $17.95 9781896580760
Read Local B.C.
Roy and Slavia Miki: Dolphin SOS Dolphin SOS, a chapter book for kids, is a based on the true events of three dolphins trapped in an ice-covered cove on the coast of Newfoundland. Monday, April 13, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Britannia Branch, 1661 Napier St. Information: 604.665.2222
Sarah Leach: Warm Up Warm Up follows Jasmine, a teen who used to love dance and now struggles as her dance team trains for a big competition. Tuesday, April 14, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Mount Pleasant Branch, 1 Kingsway Information: 604.665.3962
Jane Watt: The Girl Who Writes The Girl Who Writes is a touching story for kids about self-esteem and the power of perseverance. Wednesday, April 15, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. West Point Grey Branch, 4480 W. 10th Ave. Information: 604.665.3982
Maggie DeVries: Fraser Bear Fraser Bear is an engaging children’s book and entertaining read about a bear cub and the world he grows up in. Thursday, April 16, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Oakridge Branch, #161-650 W. 41st Ave. Information: 604.665.3980
Lillian Boraks-Nemetz: the Old Brown Suitcase The Old Brown Suitcase, winner of the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize is a powerful holocaust survival story. Friday, April 17, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Kensington Branch, 1428 Cedar Cottage Mews Information: 604.665.3968