CANSCAIP
Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers<br>La société canadienne des auteurs, illustrateurs et artistes pour enfants
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MONTHLY MEETING Wed. May 10; SPEAKERS: Teresa Toten, Lena Coakley, Sue Irwin, John Spray (Tree Awards Nominees)

  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • TPL Northern District Branch, Room 224

CANSCAIP MAY 2017 MEETING

DATE: Wed. May 10 at 7:00 pm

OLA TREE AWARD NOMINEES
The Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading “Tree Awards” shine a spotlight on authors and give book sales a boost. Books nominated for the Tree Awards are read and voted on by kids across the province, with winners announced in May. Don’t miss this chance to meet nominated authors Teresa Toten, Lena Coakley, Sue Irwin and John Spray and find out about their very different books! (More info below!) 

ANNOUNCEMENTS BY MEMBERS: Got a new book? Award? Book launch? Get yourself on the agenda to make your announcement at the meeting! Send the following information to office@canscaip.org.

  • Your name
  • Book title 
  • Publisher, genre and/or age range 
  • Summary of book and/or launch, award, tour, or other news (3 to 5 sentences)
  • Will you make your announcement at the meeting in person? (2 to 3 minutes)
  • Put Member Announcement and your name in the email subject line 

DINNER WITH THE SPEAKERS: Everyone is welcome at dinner with the speakers. RSVP to Cathy Rondina. We meet at 5:00 at The Pickle Barrel (1 block N of Eglinton, W off Yonge, 2nd floor of Yonge-Eglinton Centre). 


TREE AWARD NOMINEES 

RED MAPLE FICTION AWARD 2017 NOMINEE
Shattered Glass  is one of seven linked novels in the SECRETS series (inspired by the SEVEN series). A teen orphan with unexplained burn scars and constant nightmares about fire, seeks the truth about the mother she believes hurt and abandoned her. Teresa Toten is a multiple award-winning, bestselling YA author (The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B, Me and the Blondes, etc.) whose work has been translated and sold around the world. 

WHITE PINE AWARD 2017 NOMINEE
Worlds of Ink and Shadow weaves the lives of the young Brontë siblings into the vivid stories they created to escape their strict and isolated upbringing. In this novel, Charlotte, Branwell, Emily and Anne are transported into the imaginary worlds of their juvenilia. Lena Coakley, formerly CANSCAIP’s administrative director, had her first picture book published in 2004; her first YA novel, Witchlanders, was published in 2011.  

SILVER BIRCH NON-FICTION AWARD 2017 NOMINEE
Safety Stars: Players Who Fought to Make the Hard-Hitting Game of Professional Hockey Safer is a  frank look at the dangers of our national game: skates like razors, flying pucks, rock-hard ice. The players profiled have worked to counter hockey’s speed and excitement with measures that make the game safer.  This is the first book by Sue Irwin, a lifetime hockey fan, whose writing has been published in many children’s publications. 

GOLDEN OAK AWARD 2017 NOMINEE
Next Round: A Young Athlete's Journey to Gold  is about Arthur Biyarslanov’s path to competitive boxing. As a child he fled war-torn Chechnya with his family, and in Canada, boxing became his refuge. By the age of 20, the “Chechen Wolf” was winning boxing gold at the 2015 Pan Am Games, and went to the 2016 Olympic Games. The first book by John Spray, a former amateur boxer who has been a private investigator for 40 years. 

LOCATION: We meet in Room 224 (2nd floor) at Toronto Public Library Northern District Branch, 40 Orchard View Blvd. (1 block N of Eglinton, W off Yonge). 

TRANSIT: TPL Northern District Branch is 1 block N of Eglinton station on the Yonge subway line.

PARKING: The closest parking, at a premium price, is the underground parking at the Yonge-Eglinton Centre, which has an entrance on Orchard View Blvd. The closest Green P parking lot is at 75 Holly St. (1 block E of Yonge, S of Eglinton); others are 3 to 5 blocks N of Eglinton off Yonge, on Erskine, Castlefield and Sherwood. 

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