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  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019
  • 7:00 PM

NOTE: Due to weather conditions in and around the GTA, tonight's meeting is CANCELLED. Our meeting speakers Sandra O'Brien and Rachel Seigel will be rescheduled for another month. Our next CANSCAIP meeting is on Wednesday March 13 at 7:00. 

MEETING: Wed Feb 13 at 7:00 with SPEAKERS Book Reviewers Sandra O'Brien and Rachel Seigel

LOCATION: Toronto Public Library Northern District Branch, 40 Orchard View Blvd. (1 block N of Eglinton, W off Yonge), Room 200 (2nd floor).

SPEAKERS: Get the inside scoop on how reviewers evaluate kids books. 

Sandra O'Brien is the editor of Canadian Children's Book News, published by the Canadian Children's Book Centre, and has been at the CCBC since 2009. Sandra has a B.Ed. from the University of Toronto and an M.Ed. in children's literature from the University of Technology in Australia. Sandra's love for kids books began as a teacher, continued to grow as a mother--and she can still quote lines from Phoebe Gilman's Jillian Jiggs.

Rachel Seigel has worked for Canadian wholesalers for 15+ years, selecting books for elementary school, high school and public libraries. She's served on many review and award juries, most recently the CCBC's Best Books for Kids and Teens and the Amy Mathers Teen Book Award. Rachel is the author of 12 educational books for children, a frequent contributor to Canadian Children’s Book News, and co-host of a weekly Middle-Grade Chat on Twitter.

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS: Celebrating a new book? Having an event? Teaching a course? Other news? Make your announcement at the meeting! Please send the following info:

  • Your name
  • Book title, genre/reading age, publisher, publication date
  • Summary of your book, event, course, or other news 
  • Will you make your announcement at the meeting in person? 
  • In the email subject line: "Member Announcement by [your name]" 

DINNER WITH THE SPEAKERS AT 5:00: Everyone is welcome to come to dinner with the speakers before the meeting. Join us at at 5:00 at the CANSCAIP table at the back of The Pickle Barrel (Yonge-Eglinton Centre, 2nd floor). For simple payment, the restaurant provides individual bills. RSVP to Cathy Rondina 

TRANSIT & PARKING: From Eglinton station on the Yonge subway line, walk 1 block N on Yonge to Orchard View. The closest parking is Yonge-Eglinton Centre's (expensive) underground lot with an entrance on Orchard View. There are Green P parking lots on Erskine, Castlefield and Sherwood. 

720 Bathurst St., Suite 412, Toronto, ON M5S 2R4

Phone: 1-416-515-1559

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