May 14, 2012

Festival of Trees May 16, 2012

The second day of the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading's Festival of Trees will take place Wednesday, May 16 at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre.

Another great day of activities are scheduled for readers in the Silver Birch reading programs.  Attendees are encouraged to get maps, schedules of workshops and other events, author signing schedules, etc. at the OLA Festival of Trees link.

Here's just a capsule of who and what will be at the Festival this day, organized by Reading Programs:

 
SILVER BIRCH® EXPRESS




AUTHORS / ILLUSTRATORS in attendance
Monica Kulling - All Aboard! Elijah McCoy's Steam Engine
Cary Fagan - Banjo of Destiny
Ian Wallace - Canadian Railroad Trilogy
Philippa Dowding - The Gargoyle Overhead
Rebecca Upjohn - The Last Loon
Janet Wilson - Our Earth: How Kids are Saving the Planet
Natalie Hyde - Saving Arm Pit
Don Gillmor - The Time Time Stopped
Anna Ziegler - Uumajut: Learn About Arctic Wildlife!
Jan Andrews - When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew: Tales of Ti-Jean

ACTIVITIES
• Silver Birch Express Awards Ceremony
• Workshop with Philippa Dowding (The Gargoyle Overhead)
• "First Steps in Storytelling" Workshop with Jan Andrews (When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew: Tales of Ti-Jean)
• Q & A with Natalie Hyde (Saving Arm Pit) and Rebecca Upjohn (The Last Loon)
"Inspiration in Everyday Things: How a broken chair led to the writing of Banjo of Destiny" Workshop with Cary Fagan (Banjo of Destiny)
• "The Railway that Built a Nation" Workshop with Ian Wallace (Canadian Railroad Trilogy)
• Workshop with Don Gillmor (The Time Time Stopped)
• Workshop with Janet Wilson (Our Earth: How Kids are Saving the Planet)


SILVER BIRCH FICTION

AUTHORS / ILLUSTRATORS in attendance
Anna Kerz - Better Than Weird
Jacqueline Guest - Ghost Messages
Julie Lawson - Ghosts of the Titanic
Valerie Sherrard - The Glory Wind
Colleen Sydor - The McGuillicuddy Book of Personal Records
Alan Silberberg - Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze
Kevin Sylvester - Neil Flambé and the Aztec Abduction
David Skuy - Undergrounders 

ACTIVITIES
• Silver Birch Fiction Awards Ceremony
• Workshop with Anna Kerz (Better Than Weird) and Colleen Sydor (The McGuillicuddy Book of Personal Records)
• "Ghost Messages: Voyage with the Author" Workshop with Jacqueline Guest (Ghost Messages)
• "Dueling Illustrators on Centre Stage" with Kevin Sylvester (Neil Flambé and the Aztec Abduction) and Alan Silberberg (Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze)
• "Fact or Fiction" Workshop with Julie Lawson (Ghosts of the Titanic)
• Workshop with David Skuy (Undergrounders)


SILVER BIRCH NON-FICTION


NON-FICTION AUTHORS / ILLUSTRATORS in attendance 
Richard B. Lee - Africans Thought of It: Amazing Innovations 
Keltie Thomas - Animals That Changed the World 
Susan Hughes - Case Closed? Nine Mysteries Unlocked by Modern Science 
Catherine Rondina - Don't Touch That Toad & Other Strange Things Adults Tell You 
Kevin Sylvester - Game Day: Meet the People Who Make It Happen 
Kathy Stinson - Highway of Heroes 
Lynda Colgan - Mathemagic! Number Tricks 
Cynthia Pratt Nicolson - Totally Human: Why We Look and Act the Way We Do 
Jan Thornhill - Who Wants Pizza? The Kids' Guide to the History, Science & Culture of Food 

ACTIVITIES
• Silver Birch Non-Fiction Awards Ceremony
• Workshop with Jan Thornhill (Who Wants Pizza) This workshop is limited to 45 persons so get there early.
• "Dueling Illustrators on Centre Stage" with Kevin Sylvester (Neil Flambé and the Aztec Abduction) and Alan Silberberg (Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze)
• ALOUD A Celebration for Young Readers with Karen Levine (Hana's Suitcase


LE PRIX TAMARAC
 






AUTEURS / ILLUSTRATEURS seront présents
Sylviane Thibault - Peur, voleur et film d'horreur 
Karine Gottot et Maxim Cyr - Les Dragouilles: Les Rouges de Tokyo 
Marie-Pierre Meunier - Le Zaillemeur 

ACTIVITIES
Le Prix Tamarac Awards Ceremony
• Atelier avec Syliane Thibault (Peur, voleur et film d'horreur)
• Atelier avex Karine Gottot et Maxim Cyr (Les Dragouilles: Les Rouges de Tokyo)



LE PRIX TAMARAC EXPRESS

AUTEURS / ILLUSTRATEURS seront présents
Marie Sylvie Legault - Anne Frank: une jeune écrivaine juive 
Nadya Larouche - L'étrange affaire du 413 
Stéphanie Hurtubise - La Zone: Les Adventures D'Edwin Robi 
Mireille Messier - Coup de théâtre à Stratford

ACTIVITIES
Le Prix Tamarac Express Awards Ceremony
• Atelier avec  Nadya Larouche (L'étrange affaire du 413)


ACTIVITIES FOR EVERYONE
• Forest® Bookstore (S&B Books Ltd.)
• Forest of Reading® 2012 Illustrator Exhibit celebrating 10 years of Blue Spruce
• magician, circus performers, games for book prizes, etc.
• The Toronto Zoo
• Toronto Police Services
• button-making station
• graffiti sheets for authors/illustrators
• PAWSWAY
• book-making workshops
• Kajama boat tours
• TVOntario tent
• canoeing on the pond
• games to win prizes

See you Wednesday!

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