Santa’s had his parade. And we’ve had our first snowstorm. But the festive season begins for book-lovers aged 2-12 with our annual Holiday Showcase. This year’s showcase will feature the authors of acclaimed new titles from esteemed Canadian publisher Tundra Books:
Since few gifts give as much long-lasting joy as an autographed book, TYPE Books will make all of the featured titles – Millhouse by Natale Ghent, Viminy Croww’s Comic Book by Marthe Jocelyn & Richard Scrimger, An Armadillo in Paris by Julie Kraulis, Julia, Child by Kyo Maclear and Nancy Knows by Cybèle Young – available for purchase at the event. And authors will sign them after their presentations.
Between 1-2:30pm, award-winning creators Julie Kraulis, Kyo Maclear, and Cybéle Young will read and conduct cool crafts for readers aged 2-8.
Between 2:30-3:30pm, acclaimed authors Natale Ghent, Marthe Jocelyn, and Richard Scrimger will deliver presentations and run activities for the 8-12 set.
Throughout the day, readers of all ages can take part in a giant comic book jam.
Space is limited. Get your free tickets early. Just click here.
From MP Adam Vaughan helping kids build a model city for storybook mice to an exclusive Toronto appearance by Britain’s Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson and The Gruffalo – our annual D.I.Y. Kids Culture festival, Totsapalooza, invariably features an monumental event. Even so, we’re chuffed to announce that the upcoming, seventh installment, on Saturday, February 7, 2015, at Revival, is poised to be a CanLit milestone!
Dennis Lee, author of Alligator Pie, will unveil his eagerly awaited new collection of poems for kids, Elvis & Melvis. Don’t miss the world premiere of what is certain to become another CanLit classic!
Award-winning author-illustrator Ashley Spires, creator of the current bestseller The Most Magnificent Thing, will launch her latest book Edie’s Ensembles and present a fun, hands-on introduction to Maker Culture for Kids.
Kids can also groove to indie-rock heroes Communism, bust a move with popular dance studio The Movement Lab, dress up at Edie’s Ensembles Photo Booth, and hang out with the dynamic puppet-duo Howie and Baboo from TVO’s new hit show Now You Know.
CBC Radio host and author Kevin Sylvester will host the festivities. And Wanda’s Pie-in-the-Sky‘s pop-up bakery will serve handmade treats.
Advance Tickets go on sale December 1st, here on the website. Totsapalooza sells out in a heartbeat. Get yours early!