Meet the Author!
Have you ever wanted to ask your favourite author a question? Well now is your chance! Throughout July, Summer Reading Club and BC Interlink Libraries will be hosting eight virtual, awesome author visits.
Registration is required for each of these virtual sessions.
Read graphic novels with Molly Ostertag (Ages 8+)
Tuesday, July 6th from 2-3pm
Meet Molly Knox Ostertag! She is the author of the Witch Boy series and will be reading from her recently released graphic novel The Girl from the Sea followed by a discussion about the process and inspiration behind this graphic novel.
Solve a mystery with the Mighty Muskrats and Michael Hutchinson (Ages 8+)
Thursday, July 8th from 2-3pm
Meet Michael Hutchinson! He is a member of the Misipawistik Cree Nation, located north of Winnipeg. He is the author of the popular Mighty Muskrats Mystery series for young readers. He has spent much of his career telling the stories of Indigenous peoples and advocating for First Nation families and communities across Canada.
Draw a moon bunny with Grace Lin (Ages 3-8)
Tuesday, July 13th from 2-3pm
Meet Grace Lin! She will talk about her book “A Big Bed for Little Snow” and will share her process of making “A Big Mooncake for Little Star” which talks about the traditions of the Moon Festival. She will show you how to draw your own Moon bunny! Grace believes “Books erase bias, they make the uncommon everyday, and the mundane exotic. A book makes all cultures universal.” Check out her TEDx talk “The Windows and Mirrors of Your Child’s Bookshelf” and the two podcasts she hosts: Book Friends Forever, and Kids Ask Authors. You will need paper and something to draw with for this session.
Sing along with Pete the Cat’s original author Eric Litwin (All Ages)
Thursday, July 15th from 11-12pm
Meet New York Times bestselling author Eric Litwin! He is the original author of the Pete the Cat series as well as the author of The Nuts, Groovy Joe, and The Poop Song. He is a singer/songwriter who brings early literacy and music together.
Discover Marisol Rainey, an illustrated book series by Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly (Ages 8+)
Tuesday, July 20th from 11-12pm
Meet New York Times bestselling author Erin Entrada Kelly! She is a professor of children’s literature, a Newbery Medalist, and has been nominated for the Philippines Free Press Literary Award. She will talk about her latest illustrated novel for middle graders, Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey about summer, friendship, and overcoming fears!
Learn about Caribbean folklore and Minecraft with Tracey Baptiste (Ages 8+)
Thursday, July 22nd from 11-12pm
Meet New York Times bestselling author Tracey Baptiste! She will introduce her books including The Jumbies series, which explores Caribbean folklore, Minecraft: The Crash, as well as her new books for middle-school readers. The presentation will cover her writing process, why she writes both fiction and nonfiction for readers from preschool through high school, and how each book came together.
Go on adventures with the Yasmin book series by Saadia Faruqi (Ages 6+)
Tuesday, July 27th from 2-3pm
Meet Saadia Faruqi! She is the author of the Yasmin series. Yasmin is an eight-year-old creative thinker and curious explorer from a multi-generational Pakistani American family. Saadia will talk about her publication journey, give some tips to aspiring writers, and read from her latest book.
Read books for babies, graphic novels, and more with storyteller Richard Van Camp (All Ages)
Thursday, July 29th from 2-3pm
Meet Richard Van Camp! He is a Dogrib Tłı̨chǫ writer of the Dene nation from Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. He is the author of 22 books including board books for babies such as “Little You” and “We Sang You Home,” and the graphic novel Three Feathers (also a feature film). His writing has been influenced by the tradition of oral storytelling.