Yep, that’s right – January’s theme is Canadian children’s literature. Welcome to Canada!
Canada is home to a wealth of authors and illustrators, and our discussion of all things Canadian children’s literature may or may nor include mention of such authors/illustrators extraordinaire as
Kady Macdonald Denton
Maggie De Vries
Richard Van Camp
Leslie Elizabeth Watts
And I know I’m forgetting people! The list is in alphabetical order because I couldn’t possibly list them according to order of preference – it would be impossible to choose. (Also, now I think it would be fun to make an alphabet song with the names, fitting in a bit of background or titles by these authors/illustrators. Anyone want to begin?)
This month will feature interviews with Erin Bow,
Y. S. Lee,
and Vicki Vansickle.
And that’s just for starters!
* It seems that Julie is a very good name to have, if you wish to become a Canadian author or illustrator. So is Janet.