An awesome evening with Kids Can Press



 You might remember me mentioning last week that I got invited to attend Kids Can Press, Meet The Creators Night that was being held at a local indie children’s bookstore, Babar Books.
Well I went and it was alot of fun althought I have to say I felt a little out of place because it seemed like everyone I spoke with was a librarian. It turned out to be a really nice evening. I got to see a local author who I recently met at his book signing recently and that was Paul Bracegirdle who is the author of the The Joy of Spooking books. It was so nice to see you again Paul.

One of the great things about this event was being introduced to authors and illustrators that I didn’t know about that are actually local to me and I have to say that is a bit of shame because I think local authors and illustrators need to be recognized just as much as anyone.

Some of the local authors and illustrators that were there was:
-Stephane Jorisch
-Susan Mitchell
-Janice Nadeau
-Isabelle Arsenault
-Genevieve Cote

Genevieve Cote and me with her book What Elephant?

I am sure I am forgetting some people and if I am I apologize. Please let me know and I will add you to the list. I would have taken more photos but for some reason it felt a little awkward considering I was the only non librarian there.

So here is some of the books I bought and had signed:


This was signed to Michael from Susan Mitchell.



Genevieve did this illustration for Michael and signed it to him. Its too cute isn’t it?
Stephane signed and drew this piano illustration for Michael.
So just before leaving I spotted this cute little tote bag and I had to buy it. Isn’t it cute? Its quite big as well. I was thinking of perhaps getting authors to sign it at future events what do you think?

So after buying the above stuff I spotted some bookmarks that you could take so I grabbed some of them to use as future give aways later on. I think they are all great and I see quite a few for books I have never heard of. I have to admit I absolutely love the book mark that is on your far left of the little girl.

Thanks Babar Books for hosting this awesome event and thanks to Kids Can Press for coming to introduce us to some local authors and illustrators.

My next event will be Lori Weber’s launch party for her newest ya book Yellow Mini at Babar Books next Thursday night.

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Comments

  1. Oh wow what an incredible event! i’d like to think that I’d be as excited about this as I am even if I didn’t have young kids…which is probably true since I’ve always been a picture book sucker. :O)

  2. You shouldn’t have felt awkward – they wouldn’t have invited you there if they didn’t want you there. The Montreal bloggers should have an event with local authors!

  3. Looks like it was a great event!

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