28 July 2016
Summer 2016 is at its midpoint (already!!!) … what have you been reading this summer? Whether you’ve been reading to and/or with your children, we hope you’ve been exploring the different literary worlds out there to be discovered.
If you are looking for more book ideas, turn to Telling Tales’ Reading List. There’s a variety of book choices for any age group (0 to 17 years)! Familiarize yourself with the different presenters and their book creations to be ready for their Fall Festival.
Telling Tales is a free, one-day, outdoor festival, and a year ‘round commitment to promoting literacy and inspiring a love of reading.
Have you marked your calendars yet? Sunday September 18th, 10am-4pm at Westfield Heritage Village in Rockton, Ontario … go on, we can wait as you mark it in your smartphone, agenda, wall calendar, etc.
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Each year, Telling Tales commissions a children’s illustrator to develop the creative overall look for its annual festival (from their website, program, app, posters and all their marketing materials).
This year, the organizers approached Jeremy Tankard. Jeremy is the author and illustrator of three very silly picture books: Grumpy Bird, Boo Hoo Bird and Me Hungry. With his older kid appeal, use of vibrant colours and emphasis that books can take you anywhere – he was the chosen one! The festival’s official header below, that’s him … he designed the bright look and feel for this year’s theme.
As an added bonus, Jeremy will be attending the festival this Fall. So, make sure to come meet him, listen to his presentation, find out what inspires him to create, and even get his autograph!
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Bunjee App held a Hardcover Book Giveaway Facebook Contest in early July. Gabrielle Wolfe of Hamilton, Ontario, was our lucky, randomly chosen winner of Hélène Boudreau’s children’s book, I Dare You Not to Yawn. The book was a 2013 Parents’ Choice Award winner and a 2014 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award winner.
Hélène will be appearing at Telling Tales! Make sure to stop by and join her as she reads from her selection of children’s books. From mermaids to wildlife adventures to stories of Acadian life, you will not only be transported, but moved as well.