“C is For Canada” with Paul Covello

Get ready for ABC DIY, our new workshop series where storytellers aged 3-8 can make alphabet books with leading children’s authors, based on various themes.

We’re chuffed to partner with the city’s finest shop for new books and vintage furniture, Southwest Northeast, on the inaugural workshop, “C is for Canada” featuring Paul Covello, author-illustrator of the bestsellers CANADA ABC and TORONTO ABC.

“C is for Canada” is on Saturday, March 4, 10am-noon.  What better place to draw pictures inspired by our country’s 150th year than amongst the curated Canadiana at Southwest Northeast (1324 Gerrard St East)? FREE Tickets

Paul Covello’s books and prints will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

Advance FREE tickets for this session are now SOLD OUT. Check back: There may be a second session and some RUSH tickets available on the day of the event.

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Photos of TOTSAPALOOZA #9

Our 9th annual TOTSAPALOOZA festival of exceptional picture books, indie music and DIY crafts drew 425 book-lovers, tall and small, to Revival on Saturday, February 4.

Here are some of the highlights: (clockwise, top) Tyler Clark Burke launches BILL BOWERBIRD AND THE UNBEARABLE BEAK ACHE, creator Elise Gravel shares I WANT A MONSTER!, host Kevin Sylvester, tots dancing, washable tattoo from our “Tats For Tots” booth, Ann-Marie Williams of Movement Lab,  author Andrew Larsen presents A SQUIGGLY STORY, musical guest Fred Penner, a delicious tribute to BILL BOWERBIRD by Wanda’s Pie-in-the-Sky, a wee dancer in a rainbow tutu

For more of Sarah Jordan‘s photos from TOTSAPALOOZA #9, click here. For Jenn Catanzaro‘s photos, click here.

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Jane Farrow is Mouse City’s next Mayor!

Only an April fool would miss Mouse City Transit, our popular miniature city-building workshop focused on the real-life issue of urban congestion, at The 519 on Saturday, April 1st. Noted author, broadcaster and community organizer Jane Farrow will serve as Mayor of Mouse City and help young city-planners figure out where to position their cardboard buildings on a giant city grid. For information, visit: www.the519.org

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“F is for Family” with Qin Leng

The next installment in our ABC DIY series is “F is for Family” with Qin Leng, illustrator of A FAMILY IS A FAMILY IS A FAMILY by Sara O’Leary. Our family-themed alphabet book-making workshop for storytellers aged 3-8 is part of The 519‘s Family Pride celebration on Saturday, June 10, 10am (519 Church Street – at Wellesley). FREE. For details, click here.

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