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Kit Pearson is the recipient of the 11th annual Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence

Kit Pearson (head shot)

Kit Pearson was born in Edmonton, AB, in 1947 and grew up there and in Vancouver. She received her B.A. from the University of Alberta, her M.L.S. from the University of British Columbia, and her M.A. from the Simmons College Center for the Study of Children's Literature in Boston. She worked for ten years as a children's librarian in Ontario and BC, and is now a full-time writer living in Victoria. Her books have been published in Canada in English and French, in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, China, and Korea. She has won many awards for her writing, including the Vicky Metcalf Award for her body of work in 1998.

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What the Moon Saw: Folk and Fairy Tales from Around the World

Toronto Public Library

This exhibit at the Osborne Collection, TPL’s world-renowned children's book collection, features a remarkable number of Canadian authored and illustrated work, reminding us of the impressive amount of folk and fairy tales published by Canadian authors over the years. (One case is devoted to Kids Can Press's multilingual folktale books from the early years of the company.) The show includes original art from noted children’s book illustrators, including by Brian Deines, Jirina Marton, Robin Muller, Vladyana Krykorka, Janie Jaehyun Park, Brenda Clark, Ian Wallace, C.J. Taylor and Mireille Levert.

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Winners announced for the 2014 Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design

Alcuin Society Book Design Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vancouver (April 17, 2014) - The Alcuin Society has announced the winners of its 32nd annual Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada. The winning books will be exhibited in Germany at the Frankfurt and Leipzig Book Fairs; in Japan, at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo, in conjunction with the Tokyo International Book Fair; and, in Canada, in nine provinces. Exhibition venues will be posted at www.alcuinsociety.com next week. The books will also be entered in the international book design competition in Leipzig, Germany in February 2015. Awards will be given out this fall in both Toronto and Vancouver; announcements will be made next week about locations and speakers.